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Republican Gadfly on War Path Against Republicans

During this year's GOP primary, top Colorado Republicans, including Colorado GOP Chair Ryan Call and Attorney General John Suthers, claimed to have no knowledge of a GOP-funded campaign attacking Colorado gubernatorial candidateTom Tancredo. Matt...Show More Summary

American Democracy and Torture

I am conscious of my good fortune to have been born into a democratic society. As messy as it can get -- and messy it is these days -- there is nothing more precious than a healthy democracy. As this tumultuous year closes we would all...Show More Summary

Do Cows Moo 'Get Me The Hell Out of Here' on Factory Farms?

New research on "cow talk" shows that mothers and their offspring can communicate using different types of "moos." In a study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science by Mónica Padilla de la Torre and her colleagues,...Show More Summary

Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma have launched a lawsuit against Colorado claiming the state's 2012 voter initiative legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana is causing marijuana to come into their states, creating a...Show More Summary

Unearthing Ted Turner: Last Stand Is a Fascinating Read

When you hear these provocative topics -- female genital mutilation; rewilding the American West with bison, wolves and grizzly bears; dramatically transforming capitalism as we know it; eradicating nuclear weapons; the actress-activist...Show More Summary

10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for That Fitness Lover in Your Life

The holidays are here... there is a chill in the air, lights everywhere, and Christmas music playing in each store you enter. As you are going through your list of people in your life who deserve a little extra something special, there...Show More Summary

Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. The Huffington Post and the Report have always had a special bond; after all, it was Stephen who launched our sister site, The Colbuffington Re-Post. Show More Summary

More Nails in the Drug War Coffin: Top Stories of 2014

2014 was another nail in the coffin in the United States' disastrous war on drugs. The majority of the country now supports marijuana legalization and Oregon, Alaska and D.C. made it a reality by legalizing it. World leaders like former...Show More Summary

Fact Check: Police Officer Was Leaving East High Protest When Struck

Denver talk-radio host Dan Caplis implies in a Denver Post op-ed today that an East High School protest should be blamed for the serious injuries suffered by a Denver Police officer struck by a car near the demonstration. KNUS 710-AM's...Show More Summary

It's Not Happening at the Zoo: There's no Evidence Zoos Educate in a Meaningful Way

In November, I attended a wonderful meeting of the Performing Animal Welfare Society where elephants in captivity and many different aspects of elephant conservation were discussed. You can see the program here and the list of speakers...Show More Summary

2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

In many ways, 2014 was a year to forget in the world of sports. The instinct in most fans is to try and use sports as an escape from the problems or bad news of everyday life, but this year sports themselves were often the bearer of bad news. Show More Summary

Dear Ella, Be Proud of Your Beautiful Name

Earlier this week, as I returned to New York after a week in India for the launch of HuffPost India, I learned that while I'd been away, a story that had run on HuffPost Parents had left one of our readers a bit upset. The post was entitled...Show More Summary

My Son, Drugs and Safety

I do not want my son to do drugs. He'll be a teenager soon, and it's time to have that talk with him, one of many difficult discussions to come. Abstinence-only conversations don't work. It's not real, it's not honest, and will only drive any experimentation with drugs away from my help, advice and care. Show More Summary

Desperately Needing Watchdog

Last week, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner voted to halt Obama's program to defer deportation of millions of immigrants who have children in our country. Gardner voted in Aug. (during his successful U.S. Senate campaign versus Democrat Mark...Show More Summary

Gourmet Gifts for the Foodie 2014

We all have them, that friend or family member that loves to cook, eat and enjoy all things culinary. The foodies among us may be the most intimidating to shop for, paralyzing us with fear of an upturned nose at our homemade baking or tinned popcorn. Show More Summary

Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an organization whose mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing,...Show More Summary

America's Best Towns for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Johnny Johnston has lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, but when he goes home for the holidays, he finds himself enchanted all over again by the winter wonderland where he grew up: Vail, CO. "From the moment you drive into the valley,...Show More Summary

The Most Important Holiday Shopping You Can Do This Year

Did you know over 400,000 Coloradans got insurance this past year thanks to Obamacare? 10 million Americans got covered thanks to Obamacare. And guess what? In 2013, health care costs grew at their slowest rate since anyone started keeping track of such things (in 1960, for those of you wondering). Obamacare is working. Show More Summary

CO State Senate Leaders Suggest Paying TX to Secure Border

As House Republicans are poised to vote to stop Obama's executive order to halt deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, two Colorado State Senators are saying Colorado should contribute tax dollars to Texas Governor RickShow More Summary

Fix the Police! Accountability Needed in Law Enforcement

Following the non-indictment of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for strangling Eric Garner to death with an illegal choke hold in Staten Island, it is clearer than ever that something is badly broken in our system of justice. Once again,...Show More Summary

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