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Former Congressman Wants More Republicans to Jump in Colorado Senate Race

Former Congressman Scott McInnis told KNUS radio host Craig Silverman Saturday that he's taking Spanish lessons and hasn't ruled out a run for statewide office, despite the spectacular crash of his 2010 gubernatorial campaign after his "musings on water" articles proved to be plagiarized. Show More Summary

Denver Film Festival. Take One

We are six days in to the Denver Film Festival 38 with six more to go. These are the days between stimulated and blurry-eyed, where pacing one's self is key. I've seen a dozen films, here's my take on a few: Opening night brought director Charlie Kaufman's stop-motion animation feature Anomalisa to the Ellie Caulkins. Show More Summary

Teach the Children Wrong: New Zealand Kids Kill Possums and Birds for Fun and Games and a Bathroom

Teach the children wrong There can be no doubt that youngsters are attracted to nonhuman animals (animals) for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from fascination, to curiosity, to wanton cruelty and abuse (please see here and here)....Show More Summary

The Conservation Charade: U.S. Zoos Propose Importing Wild African Elephants

The American public is under the impression that elephants are no longer captured in the wild and imported for display in zoos. Surely, such an archaic and inhumane practice must have been relegated to the past! In reality, zoos have...Show More Summary

The People Rejected Keystone XL

Four years ago, on a hot August night in 2011, a few dozen people gathered in a church in Washington, D.C preparing to get arrested. It was the eve of Tar Sands Action, two weeks of sit-ins that we'd planned to take place at the White...Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Attack Jeffco Voters

Control of the Colorado Senate swings in the balance next year, with the Democrats hoping to pick up one itsy bitsy state Senate seat and the Republicans clinging to a majority of one itsy bitsy Senate seat. And that seat is most likely in Jefferson County. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Airbnb "Regular People" Hosts: Airbnb Is Selling You Out

As San Franciscans contemplate Proposition F, a measure that would crack down on Airbnb rentals, I would like to address the "regular people" hosts who are trying to use Airbnb to make ends meet. Airbnb likes to portray "regular people" hosts as the face of its company. Show More Summary

If He Were in Charge, Radio Host Says He Might Execute Obama

I asked a few of my progressive friends, who never listen to talk radio because they believe it spreads the plague through the airwaves, whether they think the conservative hosts fill air time by discussing whether they'd execute Obama. Show More Summary

Pregnancy-Prevention Program Reduces Teen Abortions by 50 Percent--And It's Still Controversial

Last week, the Colorado Department of Health and Ennvironment (CDPHE) blasted a news release to reporters crediting a pregnancy-prevention program for reducing teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Stance on Marijuana Can Pave the Way For Pollution Free Transportation

The Washington Post reports that Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders proposes to remove Marijuana from the Schedule 1 Federal list of dangerous drugs: Sanders's plan would not automatically make marijuana legal nationwide, but states...Show More Summary

Conservative Jeffco School Board Member Insults Students, Teachers

On a conservative Denver radio show Saturday, embattled Jeffco School Board Chair Ken Witt continued his attack on Jeffco teachers and students, saying that students are essentially pawns, "brought into this kind of thing" to advance the agenda of teachers and unions. Show More Summary

"Pound for Pound": A New Book Shows How Shelter Dogs Loved a Woman Back to Life

A few months ago I was asked to write endorsement for a forthcoming book called Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life by Shannon Kopp, and I was hesitant because my desk was overflowing with other "stuff" that needed to be done. Show More Summary

The Florida Bear Massacre: This Thrill Killing Event is a Horrific, Unregulated, and Unscientific Brutal Bloodbath

On October 15 I published an essay called "Florida's Upcoming Bear Hunt: A Tragic Failure to Apply Solid Science, Public Opinion, and Compassionate Conservation." I concentrated on what was then an upcoming bear hunt that was thoroughly ill founded in that it ignored public opinion and sound science. Show More Summary

Reporter Allows GOP to Slide on Ticket Controversy

Republicans continue to blame CNBC outright, or imply that CNBC is responsible for severely limiting the number of seats available for today's GOP presidential debate, when, in fact, all signs point to the Republicans as the ones who made the decision to fill only about 1,000 of the 11,000-seat arena at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Show More Summary

Top Reasons Why Republicans Are Distributing So Few Tickets to Their Debate

Here are the top 13 reasons why Republicans are letting only 1,000 people in their 11,000-seat arena to watch today's GOP presidential debate at the University of Colorado at Boulder (and giving CU students just 150 tickets). Republicans are taking a stand against Ticketmaster price gouging with convenience fees. Show More Summary

Minoru Yasui Selected for MLK Award

Minoru Yasui has been posthumously recognized with the Martin Luther King Jr. Business Award in Denver, Colorado, "celebrating content of character." Along with six other recipients, Yasui was selected for his "exemplary social responsibility in adherence with the ideals of Dr. Show More Summary

Republicans Will Be Debating in a Giant Bunker

You have to admire the Republicans for going to Boulder for their debate Wednesday.  It took some serious conservative backbone to descend on a town that stands for so much that Republicans do not. But then what happened? Republicans...Show More Summary

Colorado Is a Good Place to Ask Cruz and Rubio About Personhood

Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs). Show More Summary

Bringing Endangered Ferrets Back to their Historic Habitat

Seabiscuit and Louise have an important role at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Arsenal) -- and they are up for the challenge. Stationed close to the park's visitor center, these two are the "ambassador" black-footed...Show More Summary

Colorado GOP Loses a Critic

The Colorado Republican Party is likely smiling at the news that Ken Clark, former KLZ talk-radio host and GOP thorn-in-the-ass, is leaving Colorado for a job with Citizens for Self Governance, where he'll be working to organize a "Convention of States" as allowed by the U.S. Show More Summary

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