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Colorado Republicans Post Names of Possible Delegates Who Could Pick Presidential Nominee

The Colorado Republican Party posted a list on its website Thursday of the names of candidates running to be Colorado delegates at July's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The list also includes the presidential candidates each potential delegate is supporting, if any. Show More Summary

Cut the Budget by Trimming Healthcare for Poor People

If you follow my blog, you know I've been pointing out how Republicans are falsely blaming Colorado budget problems on healthcare costs for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people. What's worse, after scapegoating Medicaid spending on healthcare for the poor, Republicans haven't said how they'd cut it. Show More Summary


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TrumpWatch: Where Colorado Republicans Stand on Trump

With Trump's wins continuing, the question of whether Colorado Republicans will vote for the mogul, if he's the nominee, becomes even more relevant, as we inch toward the Republican Party's July 18 national convention in Cleveland. Here's an update of my handy TrumpWatch guide for reporters tracking Colorado's GOP response to Trump. Show More Summary

Food Justice and Personal Rewilding as Social Movements: Social Justice Mandates Animals Should Not be Treated as Marginalized "Others"

Social and food justice: If you truly believe in social justice you might want to rethink whom you eat In her excellent essay, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian clearly showed "Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time." Here, I want...Show More Summary

Fascism's Fertile Ground in Colorado?

Caller "David" told the world Friday, or at least the universe listening to Denver's KLZ 560-AM, that "the only way that America can survive long term is to not have Islam within our borders." "If you have any amount of Islam, even if...Show More Summary

7 Facts About Drugs and Addiction That Will Make You Question Everything You Know

There's no subject in our culture where the conversation is dominated by myths and misconceptions so much as drugs. We are frightened to talk about it. We are tempted to fall back on stock-phrases and mental spasms -- Just Say No, and all its more modern twists. Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Join Trump in Attacking Immigrants

In a Facebook post last week, State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Westminster) came out against birthright citizenship, the U.S. policy granting citizenship to people born on American soil, even if their parents are not citizens. The debate about...Show More Summary

Pot Brings Vagrants, GOP Senate Candidate Falsely States

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Graham, who's the former Athletic Director at Colorado State University, appeared on KNUS 710-AM Saturday, spreading uncorrected falsehoods about marijuana and Islam. During a segment on policy issues, KNUS host Craig Silverman asked Graham about Amendment 64, which legalized pot in Colorado. Show More Summary

Is "Efficiencies" a Euphemism for Heathcare Cuts?

The latest Republican to stand in front of a camera and complain about state spending on health care for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people, without offering any alternatives, is former state Sen. Greg Brophy, who's freshly back from a job with Rep. Show More Summary

The On-Going Travesty of the Secretly Abducted Swaziland Elephants Including One Death: It's Not Only "Animal Rights Activists" or "Extremists" Who Care

An elephantine travesty: A secret abduction and a secret death I recently wrote an essay called "The Stolen 18: Swaziland Elephants Secretly Shipped to U. S. Zoos to Avoid Legal Challenge." However, it turns out that only 17 elephants were shipped, because according to the zoos one had died in December, but this too was kept a secret. Show More Summary

Here's Perhaps the Only Elected Official in Colorado Who Likes Trump

On Facebook this week, Republican State Sen. Laura Woods of Westminster signaled that she will vote for Donald Trump, if he is the GOP nominee. Woods "liked" a Facebook post by The Conservative Update, which stated: 'Like' if you would...Show More Summary

Which Poor People Do the Republicans Want to Cut from the Health Care Rolls?

If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense. Show More Summary

Move Along to Where? Sweeps Illustrate Inhumane Treatment of Homeless and Vulnerable in Colorado

Denver's recent "sweeps" of people experiencing homelessness are a sad reminder of how inhumanely many Colorado cities treat those among us who already face challenging circumstances. The criminalization of homelessness never rests, and people who are homeless almost never get any peaceful rest as a result. Show More Summary

The Stolen 18: Swaziland Elephants Secretly Shipped to U. S. Zoos to Avoid Legal Challenge

An elephant "abduction": Bad news for elephants A few months ago I wrote an essay with Catherine Doyle and Keith Lindsay called "The Conservation Charade: U.S. Zoos Propose Importing Wild African Elephants" about three zoos proposing to import 18 elephants from Swaziland to the United States. Show More Summary

US Sen. Gardner Slams HuffPo Article On Secretive GOP Meeting to Stop Trump

In a radio interview this morning, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner denied that he traveled to a meeting at a swanky Georgia resort over the weekend in a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. "These...Show More Summary

Whose Gold Spoon Is Feeding Nonsense to The Denver Post?

The Denver Post is an outfit that likes to think of itself as standing up for everyday people, who rightfully worry about the ways the rich take advantage of tax loopholes to get richer, while most people are left treading water andShow More Summary

Trump Benefits from the GOP's Embrace of "Leftist, Racist Political Correctness," Says Colorado Republican Leader

Billionaire Donald Trump won in South Carolina because GOP primary voters were angry at establishment Republicans for "submitting to the leftist, racist political correctness and removing the confederate flag without discussion," according...Show More Summary

Buntport Theatre Slathers on the Love and Laughter

A gorgeous Saturday on Larimer Square, you'd almost think it was springtime and lucky girl that I am, I got to sit down with two of Buntport Theater Company's smarty-pants collaborators, Erin Rollman and Brian Colonna. The subject of...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Influencing GOP Legislators, Business Interests Can't Match Koch-Funded Group

Much has been written about the Colorado Democrats' proposal to remove a hospital fee from TABOR restrictions, freeing up about $370 million for highways, schools, and other government projects that lack funding. But one question that...Show More Summary

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