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5 Years After Citizens United, Big Oil and Gas Money Spills Into Colorado State Elections

It's the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, the case that launched a thousand SuperPACs. Here in Colorado, we are recovering from a collective post-election hangover after record spending on political advertising in 2014's state and federal elections. Show More Summary

"Food Animals" Brutalized at Federally Funded "Meat Lab" in the Name of Money

"Food animals" are engineered and brutalized at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center An incredibly important investigative essay in the New York Times by Michael Moss called "U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit"...Show More Summary

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman to Obama: Deport Immigrants or We'll Shut You Down

Would the Republican-controlled Congress shut down the Department of Homeland Security to halt Obama's program delaying deportation of undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens? Colorado's own Rep. Ken Buck would do it. Last...Show More Summary

MLK's Birthday: Hitting Us Where We Live

The memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15, the 86th anniversary of his birth, should hit us right where we live, and I mean that literally. King is known for his heroic campaign to win black Americans the right to vote and to desegregate schools and transportation in the South. Show More Summary

Being a Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing a Career

I didn't know what to think when I read the headline and heard the news that a cadet from the Cleveland Police Department was allegedly not allowed to graduate with his class (even though he finished his training) because of his stutter. Jane...Show More Summary

You Won't Believe This Dog's Tongue Is Real

When Kiss, a 4-year-old boxer, was hiking Mount Sanitas in Boulder, Colo., with his owner, other hikers commented on how thirsty he looked. His lengthy pink tongue flopped out to one side. But Kiss was not thirsty. That's just how he is. Kiss was born with a rare neurological condition that makes him unable to pull his tongue into his mouth. Show More Summary

Reporters Are Still Letting Gardner Play Them on Immigration

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner took his slippery interview tactics to the national stage of PBS' Newshour yesterday, responding to questions with predictions of the future, not answers to the questions, leaving us thinking we got answers from our new Senator. Show More Summary

How My Secret Music Came to Be

Often times it feels like the puzzle pieces of my life are coming together faster and faster. Sometimes I feel like I can almost get a sense of the picture my life is supposed to make. Every person and every event feel like they are all adding up to something and all contributing to a fated end. Show More Summary

Bringing Back Discrimination in Colorado

Last year, conservative talk-radio hosts in Colorado wrapped their loving arms around a baker for discriminating against a gay couple by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. The baker said his cake-selling preferences flowed from his...Show More Summary

The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the Death Penalty?

The prosecution has criticized the defense for not turning over their mental health experts' reports and understandably refuses to turn over government experts' reports. While the two sides engage in a standoff, both knowing what they...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Running in Sub-Zero Temperatures

Today was cold. It was teary-eyed, catch-your-breath, ice cream headache cold. But that didn't stop me or thousands of other runners from braving the sub-zero temperatures and enjoying our daily workout despite the frigid winter weather. Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Battle Each Other

On KLZ 560-AM's "Wake Up with Randy Corporon" Friday, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve House officially announced his bid to dislodge Ryan Call from his job as Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. "My phone rings all...Show More Summary

Counter-Terrorism Kickstarter

Want to help stop terrorism? Don't want to pick up a gun? Maybe a campaign on Kickstarter is the place to start. And thereby hangs a tale. You can't meet Silbi Kelly Stanton, the founder and chief executive officer of Peace of the Action,...Show More Summary

Tips for New Runners

A friend recently told me she noticed there seemed to be a fad people were jumping on -- the running fad. At first I didn't like the sound of it because a fad is something that usually passes. But then I realized, with the obesity rate...Show More Summary

I'm Sure Glad I'm Not Sarah Palin's Dog: Dogs Aren't Stools

"Chill. At least Trig didn't eat the dog." I've had a number of people asking me to weigh in on the recent incident in which Trig, Sarah Palin's 6-year-old son, used Jill, their beloved family dog, as a stepping stool. Ms. Palin's thoughtless and heartless comment was, "Chill. Show More Summary

"I Don't Owe People Who Are Here Illegally Anything."

The headline is a quote from Republican Rep. Ken Buck, making us proud just hours before he was sworn in today as a U.S. Representative from Colorado. One wonders if Buck would have said the same thing about my interred illegal immigrant...Show More Summary

10 Easy New Year's Resolutions Anyone Can Achieve

As we enter the new year, we are inundated with thoughts about things we want to achieve in the next year. Often we set our sights so high that by mid-January we have given up. But that's no reason to stop trying! Here are 10 ideas and thoughts that anyone can achieve. 1. Show More Summary

Colorado and Marijuana Legalization One Year Later: What Has Changed?

It will soon be a full year in which adults were allowed to purchase marijuana from state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado. We've already passed the two-year mark allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana and use privately.Show More Summary

Let's Make Compassion and Rewilding All the Rage in 2015 and Beyond

Each December, as we roll into a new year, I find myself thinking about what's happened in the past twelve months and what's coming up as we move into a new year, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Because of my own interests in animal protection...Show More Summary

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