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Bernie Sanders Hints Elizabeth Warren as Vice President

Recently on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Wilmore, alongside Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos. The interview was great, however, the discussion got really interesting at 5:09 in the interview, when the subject of his potential Vice Presidential running mate came up.... Show More Summary

Awash

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Denver Real Estate Market: Looking Forward, Looking Back

The fireworks are over, the New Year is upon us. Time to review the changes in the 2015 Denver real estate market and take a look ahead to 2016. When someone asks me how the real estate market is, the cocktail party answer is that it's been a very pleasing 12 months and future looks bright and shiny. Show More Summary

Republican Gripes Are 'Helping Huffpo,' Colorado GOP Leader Tells Fellow Republicans

After a surreal year of GOP infighting in Colorado, the vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party is asking fellow Republicans to stop obsessing on state party leader Steve House--and to lay off attacking each other. Calling the behavior...Show More Summary

New Year's Perspective on Death and Tragedy

For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year. Number of people killed in San Bernardino terrorist attack: 14 Number of prisoners executed in America each year: 28 Number of people killed in...Show More Summary

New Year's Perspective on Death and Tragedy

For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year. Number of people killed in San Bernardino terrorist attack: 14 Number of prisoners executed in America each year: 28 Number of people killed in...Show More Summary

Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings

A set of essays in the new journal Animal Sentience concerning the question of whether fish feel pain is a must read. Fish are not mere streams of readily available unfeeling protein. There are many fascinating and vexing issues in the...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Holier Than Thou, Even at Christmas

With Hanukkah behind me, and fresh from celebrating the solstice (and looking forward to Christmas), I saw this Facebook post by Derrick Wilburn, Vice Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. Wilburn: For what its worth, not one of the Democrat candidates in last night's debate mentioned or invoked "God" at any point, not even closing statements. Show More Summary

People With Bible-Verse Posters Welcome at Heathen Solstice Party

Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson, whose right-wing show originates in Colorado's Elbert County, is praising Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder for hanging a poster in his government office with a quote from the Bible, "Each man...Show More Summary

Court Outburst Validates Concerns about Extreme Anti-Choice Rhetoric, Activists Say

For an RH Reality Check post yesterday, I collected the responses of pro-choice activists to last week's court appearance by the accused Planned Parenthood domestic terrorist, during which he shouted, "I'm a warrior for the babies." Were...Show More Summary

Do Dogs Ever Simply Want to Die to End the Pain?

In early November I spoke with no-kill advocate Nathan Winograd about the possibility that nonhuman animals (animals) can experience irremediable psychological suffering. And, I just discovered an essay he recently published for Huffington...Show More Summary

A Rewilding Manifesto: Compassion, Biophilia, and Hope

"Nature is still our mother, but she's grown older and less independent. We've grown more self-reliant, and as a result we're beginning to redefine our relationship to her. We still need and cling to her..." (Diane Ackerman, The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us, p. Show More Summary

Lawmaker Says Planned Parenthood Officials Have "Same Demonic Spirit of Murder" As Gunman

In a radio show after three people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a Republican legislator from Colorado Springs, where the shooting occurred, equated the shooter with Planned Parenthood executives. "Listen, the shooter was filled with the demonic spirit of murder," said State Rep. Show More Summary

Newspapers Too Quick To Support Plan for Designing New Election Districts

Editorial boards at The Denver Post and Durango Herald, which are known to be deliberative bodies when it comes to policy, jumped out of the gate way too soon in backing a new process for determining election districts, writing supportive...Show More Summary

Colorado Republican Leader Vows to Continue Investigating Planned Parenthood

Last week's terrorism at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs won't stop Colorado state Sen. Kevin Lundberg from conducting hearings on the women's health organization and pushing for a state investigation. In a Facebook post...Show More Summary

Buck Up. The Denver Holiday Season is Upon Us

The Denver holiday season is upon us, a time when the darkest days lean toward the light, and heaven knows we need it. The past month tempts me to turn off the news, flop on the couch and Kurl up with the Kardashians. Hard times call for desperate measures but I'm craving a more fulfilling escape. Show More Summary

If You Call It the Holocaust, You'd Expect Some to Turn to Violence to Stop It

Libertarian Elliot Fladen asked uncompromising anti-choicers yesterday, if you're using holocaust-like inflammatory rhetoric to talk about Planned Parenthood and abortion, and you really think abortion is mass murder, at what point do...Show More Summary

Calling the Bonfire Black

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Breaking the Silence in Colorado Springs

For those of us who live here in Colorado Springs, where we have endured two mass shootings in less than a month, we have become too familiar with the emotional arc experienced in a community under the siege. It starts with disbelief. Show More Summary

No #SpoilerAlert Needed for Colorado School Board Elections Spending

Imagine you have been binge-watching episodes of your latest obsession on Netflix and just at the moment a major plot twist will be explained (like #whoshotannalise), the screen goes dark. NO! Now you'll never know who it was?! Coloradans...Show More Summary

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