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"And the People Support Vaccinations"

GOP operative Tyler Sandberg took a Twitter shot at State Sen.Tim Neville (R-Littleton) last month, just after Neville lost his bid to take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in this fall's Colorado Senate race. Responding to an article...Show More Summary

Governor Hickenlooper: Fix the Hole in Colorado Municipal Courts

In Colorado municipal courts, justice is often hard to come by if you're poor. ACLU of Colorado client Shawn Hardman found that out the hard way when he was jailed for nearly three months by the Colorado Springs Municipal Court for panhandling - "flying a sign" asking people for help. Here's the thing: Shawn was completely innocent. Show More Summary

Why Should Spot Run? The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Pet-Keeping

So, do you really want to share your home with a companion animal? Dr. Jessica Pierce's new book called Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets is a must read for all. It will move you here and there as you ponder what it means to take responsibility for the life of another being. Show More Summary

Reporter Doesn't Let Coffman Hide Behind his Spokesperson

Politicians like to trick us by hiding behind their spokespeople and then, if necessary, contradicting whatever their spokesperson said. Case in point: Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) Earlier this week, Coffman put out a wishy washy statement...Show More Summary

Fact Check: Keyser Wrongly Blames Secretary of State for Ballot Fiasco

U.S. Senate candidate John Keyser is blaming his campaign's initial failure to qualify for the GOP primary ballot on a "bureaucrat" in Colorado's secretary of state's office. Keyser: "It was an interesting week. It wasn't too dramatic for us. Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans In a Pickle Over Trump

The local response to Trump's big win last night should catch the attention of journalists, with Colorado Republicans coming to grips (or not) with Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee. On the pro-Trump side, as I've blogged many times,...Show More Summary

New Radio Station in Denver Is People Powered!

In a post earbud world, many may forget the power of actual, you know, Radio, the invention that made it possible to reach across the country, across the world and touch the minds and hearts of people through Music. And not only music,...Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Versus Planned Parenthood

Thirty-three Republican members of the Colorado legislature joined last year with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a national anti-choice and anti-LGBT organization, in demanding the Colorado health department investigate Planned Parenthood, according to a letter released by ADF via Colorado State Sen. Show More Summary

Ballot Fiasco Raises Questions About Keyser's Competency

In its report on a Denver judge's decision to allow U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser on the Republican primary ballot, after the Secretary of State had rejected his petitions, The Denver Post's John Frank and Mark Matthews reported: Once...Show More Summary

More Sadness Added to Depressing Situation at Denver Post

Westword's Michael Roberts reported yesterday on The Denver Post's announcement  that it plans to offer buyouts another 26 journalists: If this reduction is realized, the Post's newsroom will have lost more than a third of its workers...Show More Summary

Hugging a Dog Is Just Fine When Done With Great Care and on Their Terms

A rule of thumb before hugging a dog is to pay very close attention to individual differences, your relationship with the dog, and the situation at hand Yesterday I received a bunch of emails about an essay published by Dr. Stanley Coren...Show More Summary

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

Protecting animals in the Rage of Humanity: A conversation with world renowned photographer Tom Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson who are working hard to protect the bears In an increasingly human dominated world, in an epoch called the anthropocene, nonhuman animals (animals) are suffering greater than ever before. Show More Summary

Denver's Best Facial is a Triple Threat

More than your typical spring snow storm, this was a blizzard: two feet on the ground, flakes piling up by the minute, it was not a day to be driving. But how could I not? I was leaving for Paris in three days and referred by a glow-skinned friend to Stacy Webb for her signature "Triple Threat" facial. Show More Summary

What's Up with a Tea Party Activist Being a Newspaper Editor?

If all you knew about Jennifer Kerns was her job title of executive editor of the Colorado Statesman, a newspaper covering Colorado politics, you may have been surprised if you attended last Thursday's meeting of the North Jeffco Tea...Show More Summary

Healing Rituals for Widows and Divorcees

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience," said the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Such timeless wisdom bears enormous value for those who walk the path of mourning. Show More Summary

On Comparisons Between Dogs and Wolves: Facts Versus Beliefs

Getting things right in the name of science Over the past week a large number of people have sent me information about two recent essays, one called "The World Is Full of Dogs Without Collars" and the other titled "Man's Pest Friend." Both are concerned with a new book by Ray Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger called What Is a Dog?, not Who is a dog. Show More Summary

Homage to Purple

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When Will a Reporter Ask Woods Why She Likes Trump?

How many times does Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Westminster), who's apparently the only elected official in Colorado to affirmatively and proactively express her fondness of Trump, have to say she likes Donald Trump before a reporter...Show More Summary

Components of a Bitcoin Application

The blockchain technology behind bitcoin isn't just going to change financial industry. It's going to revolutionize everything from contracts to voting through the construction of internet applications. But, what exactly are the components...Show More Summary

Are Republicans Already Gving Up on Colorado's Senate Race?

After State Sen. Tim Neville was surprisingly knocked out of the Republican battle for the right to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, State Sen. Justin Everett (R-Littleton) took to Facebook to lament: Everett: "Sadly, our only chance to defeat Michael Bennet is no longer in the race. Show More Summary

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