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Cory Gardner Still Backs Abortion Ban, Opposes Birth Control

As a state legislator, Cory Gardner was a consistent opponent of reproductive freedom for Colorado women. He backed abortion bans that would put doctors in jail for 4-12 years and would force rape and incest victims to carry their pregnancy to term. Show More Summary

What White People Can Do About the Killing of Black Men in America

'Can we switch for just one day?' my friend Sean jokingly asked me as we were working out at the gym. 'No, way' I said firmly. You see, Sean is black and I am white and Sean was suggesting that we swap races. In his plea, Sean was none-too-subtly commenting that living life as a white man might be easier than living as a black man. Show More Summary

When a Doctor Faces More Jail Time than a Rapist

It's been widely reported that Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner sponsored a bill in 2007 that would have outlawed all abortion in Colorado, including for rape and incest. But there's a detail about the ramifications of Gardner's...Show More Summary

The Gratitude Challenge: Can You Express Thanks For 10 Days?

I have a confession to make (and it's not one I willingly like to admit): I am flawed when it comes to verbalizing what I'm thankful for. Just as I've done with any form of exercise or being better about calling my grandparents, I've been neglecting it on a regular basis. Show More Summary

The Religion of Spirituality

In 1949, Max Zeller, a disciple of the visionary psychotherapist, Dr. Carl Jung, came to Jung with a dream he could not understand. In the dream, he saw a "temple of vast dimensions" under construction. As far as he could see, in every direction, there were multitudes of people participating in the building of the temple. Show More Summary

Hocus-Focus: This Photographer's Magic Touch with Camera Is a Work of Art

I open the door and pause. It's dark and warm. I'm not sure what to expect, but I know something unusual awaits. Maybe a trapdoor on the floor to swallow me up, Alice in Wonderland style. Or the gaping door to a UFO. I take a cautious...Show More Summary

Gardner's Sweet Talk on Immigration Not Found on his Website

Here are the first two paragraphs of Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's official position on immigration, as written on his congressional website: Gardner: Our first line of defense against illegal immigration is the border, and it is the federal government's job to make sure that it is secure. Show More Summary

Crime Is Up in Colorado: What That Tells Us About Pot Legalization and, Perhaps More Importantly, Lazy Reporting

How goes Colorado's experience with legal marijuana? Spend some time on social media or on numerous blogs and you'll read headlines like "Revenue Up, Crime Down!" or "Youth Use Declining After Legalization." In this short blog series,...Show More Summary

ACA Might Be Unpopular With Seniors, but Most of Them Sure Get a Lot Out of It

Millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. And yet it remains unpopular, even among seniors, many of whom have been seeing tangible benefits since the law passed in 2010. According to the June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, 47 percent of seniors have an unfavorable view of the law. Show More Summary

Next Wave of Marriage Cases Finally Reaches the Supreme Court

Marriage equality cases in three states have finally reached the US Supreme Court, and in the next few weeks that number could increase to as many as 11. So far, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia have petitioned the Supreme Court for review of marriage rulings. Show More Summary

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham, who reported Wednesday: Gardner now says he was wrong to back personhood because it could ban some forms of contraception. Show More Summary

Watch This Magician's Mind-Bending Illusion Very Closely.. It Makes Order Out Of Chaos

Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it. We want to know what you think. Join the discussion by posting a comment below or tweeting #TEDWeekends. Show More Summary

'Cottage' The Place for Summer Theatre In Aspen

ASPEN, COLORADO--To say a play is "dated" is to confine it to the dustbin of history and simultaneously to leech the story of any contemporary meaning. In a movie, being dated is an irrevocable curse that can arrive with the wrong soundtrack or a cellphone as big as a shoebox. Show More Summary

35 Things Restaurant Servers Do Wrong

While you're much worse to them than they will ever be to you, servers have the power to make the next time you dine out a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad experience. To help identify the differences between the heroes of the serving...Show More Summary

Website Allows Colorado Consumers to Compare Prices for Hospital Procedures

How much does a knee replacement cost? A Caesarean section? For years in Colorado, it was almost impossible to know. In 2008, a group of Colorado health care and health insurance experts and advocates outlined a goal: Gather information...Show More Summary

How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives, emotions and behavior are the dominant forces that guide them. But as they develop...Show More Summary

Republican Volunteers Quit in Anger

Pueblo County Republican Chair Becky Mizel told KVOR's Jimmy Lakey over the weekend that Republican volunteers in Pueblo have been quitting in response to the revelation that the Republican Governors Association apparently funded a campaign...Show More Summary

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and national reporters, of why Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner hasn't un-cosponsored federal...Show More Summary

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

A re you happy with what you see when you look in the mirror? It's a challenge for most of us to love our bodies and fully embrace our appearances. Kate Fox, co-director of the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford, England, claims:...Show More Summary

Xcel Energy: Swiftboating for Solar

Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest investor-owned utility, is attacking net metering once again. Rather than pay solar customers full, fair credit for the energy they put back into the grid, the company would undermine the solar market altogether. Show More Summary

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