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Brauchler Wanted Murderer's Parents to Beg Him to Spare Their Son's Life

George Brauchler leaped onto conservative talk radio this morning to deny that his decision to pursue the death penalty in the Aurora-shooting case, instead of saving big bucks by accepting a plea deal of life in prison, was driven by...Show More Summary

Is Mom in the Kitchen? The Challenges of Being a Chef & a Mother

- written by Andrea Strong for Open for Business In 2009, when chef Alexandra Raij had her first child, she was sure of one thing--she would be back to work within weeks, not months. She had no other option. "It was just not possible...Show More Summary

Colorado State University's Crazy Response to the Planned Parenthood Controversy

If you take a close look at Colorado State University President Tony Frank's July 23 decision to suspend the school's use of fetal tissue from vendors "implicated in the Planned Parenthood investigation," you're left wondering what kind of strange and half-assed process the University implemented in making its new policy. Show More Summary

Ending a 31-Year Run at The Denver Post

After over 31 years at The Denver Post, Claire Martin departed from the newspaper last month, along with 18 other staffers who accepted a buyout offer. Martin was mostly a feature writer at The Post, and her obituaries received national acclaim. Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Ice Cream Shops in the World

By Lindsey Mather, Architectural Digest. Thoughtful design makes these ice cream parlors--from New York to Tokyo--all the sweeter (photo: courtesy of Morgenstern's) Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream in Manhattan, designed by owner Nicholas Morgenstern, is just 600 square feet, so every detail counts. Show More Summary

We Ate (and Ranked) Everything on McDonald's Secret Menu

By: Lucy Meilus Recently, a Redditor claiming to be a McDonald's shift manager in Scotland confirmed that the long-rumored McDonald's secret menu is, in fact, real. And it's simpler than we thought -- though the Internet has popularized...Show More Summary

Through the Eyes of the HillBenders, the Who's Tommy Sees the Light Again

People occasionally approach me and wonder, "Who gave the best live rock performance you've ever seen?" The easy answer: "Exactly!" That could develop into an Abbott and Costello routine but the simple truth is: To this day, nothing has matched the power and the glory of the Who on Nov. Show More Summary

5 Must-Try Lobster Rolls in the U.S.

Lobster roll season is well underway, but you don't have to make a trip to New England to track one down. Nowadays, diners can find variations of the iconic summer sandwich all over the U.S., available at seafood shacks and restaurants all around the country. Show More Summary

Denver Post's Lynn Bartels Leaves Journalism After 22 Years as a Reporter in Colorado

Lynn Bartels left The Denver Post last Friday, ending a 35-year run in journalism, with 22 of those years in Colorado. After starting her career in New Mexico, Bartels joined the Rocky in 1991 as its night cops reporter. In 2000, she started covering the state legislature. Show More Summary

Recalling Coffman's Proposal for English-Only Ballots, as the Voting Rights Act Turns 50

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading Jim Rutenberg's piece in the New York Times magazine on how conservatives have methodically dismantled the Voting Rights Act, which turns 50 on Thursday, culminating in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision gutting major provisions of the law. Show More Summary

Thank You, Mark and Priscilla, for Sharing About Pregnancy Loss

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are finally pregnant with a healthy baby after three miscarriages, and the way they announced their joy -- by acknowledging the pain it took to get there -- gave hope to me and millions of other women who have experienced pregnancy loss. Show More Summary

Cheapest Lake Escapes in the U.S.

By Ciara Collins for the CheapTickets Blog Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Show More Summary

Why I Support the July 14 Nuclear Agreement With Iran

This is the standard I use to measure the Agreement: Does it better protect the United States and Israel than any available alternative? This requires examination of both the Agreement and the available alternatives. The two alternatives most often suggested are continuation of the existing sanctions and massive, sustained conventional air attack. Show More Summary

CON GAMES: Print Comes Tumbling Down At Aspen Words

ASPEN, COLORADO--Here's the reveal from Summer Words from Aspen Words: a new wave of editors and agents--no gray hair here--see a world inclusive of the plain old book without putting the same old, same old at the epicenter of publishing. Show More Summary

Colorado Fest Highlights Budding Culture

Festivals, unlike concerts, are a way for the whole family to get away under the stars for a weekend of revelry and color. With Woodstock almost 50 years ago, festival culture (and it's 1960's pioneers) have come of age. This means that...Show More Summary

On Immigration, Trump and Coffman Look the Same, but Are They?

Reflecting yesterday on Donald Trump's recent pledge to deport, cattle-car style, each and every one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America -- and then expedite the return of the "good ones"-- the Washington Post's Greg...Show More Summary

9 Ways Search Engine Marketing Is Changing

Every year since 2012, SearchMetrics has released an annual report titled, "SEO Ranking Factors Study". This exhaustive report analyzes the top 30 search results for 10,000 keywords and going through almost 300,000 URLS to find changes...Show More Summary

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal to Most Conservative

In the 2014 mid-term elections, the GOP solidified its control of both the House and the Senate. Republicans also dominated when it came to electing governors. There are currently 31 Republican governors and only 18 Democratic ones; Alaska is the only state with an Independent governor. Show More Summary

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

By John T. Edge for Garden & Gun Where to go for the best barbecue, biscuits, fried chicken, and more (From left: Lissa Gotwals; Rush Jagoe; Whitney Ott) Parsed into old-school and new-school categories, the collection that follows showcases my favorites culled from five years on the road, throughout the South and beyond. Show More Summary

Look at All the Hispanics on Los Angeles' "Most Wanted" List!

It's widely known that Donald Trump's angry comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and horrible people generally are false. Recent immigrants, including undocumented ones, are actually factually less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. Show More Summary

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