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Kevin Sabet's Marijuana Math Doesn't Add Up

I watched the debate between Judge Jim Gray and Kevin Sabet on the resolution "Legalizing marijuana saves money and lives," sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education.  Space constraints dictate that I cannot possibly address...Show More Summary

Do GMOs Make Us Gods Or Monsters?

ASPEN, COLORADO--Were you to genetically engineer the chief technology officer (CTO) of the Monsanto Company, you might have to manufacture Robb Fraley. The only thing slick about him is his head: the rest is solid, stolid, plain-speaking, look-you-right-in-the-eye Middle American farmboy. Show More Summary

Is Talking To The Dead On Facebook Unhealthy?

Forget trips to the psychic. Increasingly, Facebook has become our conduit for talking to the dearly departed. I first noticed a preponderance of people talking to the dead on Facebook last year around Father's Day, an occasion that brought an outpouring of people having conversations with their dead dads. Show More Summary

Don't Let Gardner Mislead Us about his Personhood Bill

A spokesman for senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told The Denver Post today that the federal personhood bill, co-sponsored by Gardner in July of last year, "simply states that life begins at conception" and would not change contraception...Show More Summary

Future Bright for Thought Leadership at Thomson Reuters

ASPEN, COLORO--Can innovation save us? The Aspen Ideas Festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary this summer, is a place where the problems are ginormous but the answers grow like topsy. Perhaps that explains why Thomson Reuters, best...Show More Summary

Peace Corps In Our Time

A funny thing happened after my interview with Carolyn Hessler-Radelet, the new Director of The Peace Corps, at the Aspen Ideas Festival. We were behind the Koch Building--yes, named after those Kochs--when a woman approached the Director...Show More Summary

How to 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide to Building Emotional Strength

Most of us aspire to be in peak physical condition, so we take the stairs instead of the elevator, train for races or join a gym. We invest our money, time and energy into working out our bodies. We even plan our days around that cycle...Show More Summary

22 Years Later: Thank You, Colorado!

In the fall of 1993, my eighth grade English teacher assigned our first research paper ever. If memory serves, the topic was current events. Many of us found our thesis in the recent 1992 elections. I wrote about a Colorado's Amendment...Show More Summary

Context Is Key in Past Immigration Positions

Denver Post reporter Kurtis Lee did a good job over the weekend of sorting out the past immigration positions of Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff. Lee noted that Romanoff pushed compromise immigrationShow More Summary

Book Clubs Are Badass

I've never belonged to a book club. (Unless Oprah's Book Club counts. Btw, still waiting for Oprah to call. #OprahIndieBkstoreTour.) But in my profession, I meet a lot of book club members. And I gotta say, they're badass. The gravity of choosing a club name. Show More Summary

Dear Esquire, 42-Year-Old Women Were Always Damn Sexy

An open letter to Esquire's Tom Junod: Dear Tom (now you won't go calling me "Ma'am" just because I think we can be on a first-name basis, will you Tom?), I'm writing today with a friendly, writer-to-writer suggestion: You might want to get your head out of your arse and have a sensible conversation about your August Culture Blog in Esquire. Show More Summary

WATCH: This May Be The Single Greatest Lie We've All Been Sold About Disability

Being disabled doesn't automatically make you a noble inspiration to all humanity, says Stella Young. In this very funny talk, she breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn." We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Pick up any wedding magazine these days and you will surely think that you need to find a money tree to shake to be able to afford a nice wedding. How about Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West? If you have a spare $14-$20 million, sure you can have a wedding of the century. Show More Summary

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate Cory Gardner remains a cosponsor of federal personhood legislation, even though he's...Show More Summary

Why Worrying About Retirement Is Actually A Luxury

My inbox is bombarded daily with pitches from retirement planners who claim to hold the secret to my "dream retirement." They all basically regurgitate the same message: Spend less, save more, and be sure and give them your money toShow More Summary

Pretty Little Liars 505: "Miss Me X 100"

It's time for some Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode Madness with tvtag and Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL! Here we go -- mind the spoilers: VB: "Miss Me x 100" delivers what we reAlly want: explosive kisses, sex, and catfights --and actual explosives. Show More Summary

17 Slogans That Frankly Make More Sense Than the Real Ones, Pt. 5

Companies spend millions of dollars to make their products look ideal to consumers. But what if they stripped all of that away and told the truth? That's where Honest Slogans comes into play. I've been maintaining the website since its...Show More Summary

Marijuana Legalization Update: The Jury's Still Out

It has now been six months since Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana. This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. All eyes are on these two states and the grand experiment they're undertaking. Show More Summary

Teen Wolf 403: "Muted"

Caution, spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the latest episode of Teen Wolf, "Muted." This week's episode ensures no one at tvtag is going to sleep for a while and I may or may not have watched the opening sequence from in between my fingers like a small child. Show More Summary

Immigration Crisis Spills into Colorado Guv Campaign

In wide-ranging thoughts on immigration policy delivered over the weekend on a Denver radio station, Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez said states should enforce federal immigration law themselves, in the absence of federal...Show More Summary

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