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The People Who Weren't Kidding

"Chicanos are Mexican Americans who aren't kidding!" —Dan Guerrero I love that Dan Guerrero came up with this shorthand definition of Chicano; it succinctly captures both a personal reflection and a communal experience. Dan is an...Show More Summary

Millions Could Lose Coverage in Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court, once again, holds the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its hands. The first challenge to the law involved significant constitutional questions. This time, not so much. The latest challenge, King v. Burwell, does not raise important constitutional issues -- the ACA was already ruled constitutional. Show More Summary

The Day I Realized No One Cares About Woodstock

As the Huff/Post50 senior writer, I'm regularly sent books on topics that publicists think are of interest to our audience. This includes things like cookbooks with recipes promising to cool down hot flashes and explainer books on how to succeed at online dating if you are 50+. Show More Summary

Do Orcas Go Crazy Because of Petting Pools, Loss of Trust, and False Hopes?

The violent death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in the jaws of an orca named Tilikum in early 2010 triggered a series of journalistic articles and books on the history and conditions of orca captivity resulting in severe injuries...Show More Summary

My Q and A With Insomnia Expert Gregg Jacobs

Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have...Show More Summary

The High Life in Beaver Creek

Hotels can be aspirational: you can actually aspire to a hotel in the same way that you might covet a car, or a bracelet, or a house on the beach. There was a time -- in a galaxy far, far away -- when a person could live in such a hotel. Show More Summary

Let's Appreciate the Post's Coverage of City Council Races--While We Can

God love The Denver Post for actually factually covering Denver's city council races with a little bit of breadth and a little bit of depth. You can find a story here and there by other news entities, including the neighborhood newspapers. Show More Summary

Peter Singer Argues for 'Effective Altruism' for Charitable Giving in His New Book

Renowned and controversial philosopher Peter Singer's books and essays have always been brain stimulators for me and numerous other people, including academics and those who reflect on how they live their lives. And, his new book called...Show More Summary

TV Reporter Looks Forward to New Job Where People Pay Like Politics More

Eli Stokols, who came to Denver as a general assignment reporter in 2005, is leaving KDVR Fox 31 Tuesday as one of the state's top political reporters. He also became a Fox 31 anchor, launched his own public-policy TV show, and wrote...Show More Summary

The Long And Short of Shortsfest In Aspen

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred--about movies in general and short films in particular--then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars. In twenty...Show More Summary

Whiskey a Snow-Go

We hadn't planned on visiting the 10th Mountain Whiskey Spirit Company in Vail, Colorado. If I hadn't got the lurgy on my third day of what was originally a five-night visit to town, then I would have already been back home safe andShow More Summary

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to ourShow More Summary

Beneath the Surface: SeaWorld Insider Goes Beyond Blackfish

I recently received a book I've been anxiously waiting for: John Hargrove's Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (the book was written with Howard Chua-Eoan). Mr. Hargrove is a former senior orca...Show More Summary

CO Springs Lawmaker Calls Attack on Pregnant Woman a "Curse of God upon America"

You had the feeling it was just a matter of time until Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said something, in his position as a lawmaker, that was so grotesque that it should be widely reported and thoroughly condemned. That time has arrived. The...Show More Summary

Spring Skiing Is Sheer Bliss: Snow Time in the Roaring Fork Valley

The blizzard that began late Tuesday night, on March 23rd, was sheer bliss for skiers at Snowmass and Aspen ski resorts who awoke to the best of all possible worlds: feathery-soft powder snow blanketing mountain peaks, valley trails,...Show More Summary

The Most Interesting Cities in America

Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget. They're full of adventure waiting to happen, and secrets waiting to be discovered. Show More Summary

GOP Leader Says "Elite Whites" Are Tricking "the Black People"

Denver radio host Randy Corporon gets a gold nugget for having a weekly liberal guest on his show, messing with the familiar reverberations in conservative echo chamber of talk radio. On Thursday show, on Denver's KLZ 560-AM, the liberal, Dane Torbenson, told "righty" host Corporon that racism is still a problem in America. Show More Summary

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids

Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take. A certain Colorado amendment brought a bunch of attention to one of the oldest...Show More Summary

Introducing HuffPost Gratitude: Starting the Conversation on What We're Thankful For

Gratitude has always been one of the most powerful emotions for me. And it's no coincidence that "grace" and "gratitude" have the same Latin root, "gratus." Whenever we find ourselves in a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off mindset, we can remember that there is another way and open ourselves to grace. Show More Summary

Are You a Free-Range Parent? You Should Be

There was a great article in the New York Times the other day titled, "The Case for Free-Range Parenting." It argues persuasively for the need for our children to have the freedom to explore their worlds on their own without parentsShow More Summary

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