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The Most Beautiful Places In The Country

By: Matt Meltzer There's a reason that song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games isn't called "America the Mediocre." First, because then there's no way we could ever get T.I. to live here. But also because,Show More Summary

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage to Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore and Mike Huckabee

With its historic ruling on Marriage Equality Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court finally caught up to the movement of the Holy Spirit. That's right. I said it. While many in the church are wringing their hands in a panic, believing the sky...Show More Summary

Top 10 Outlandish Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat This Summer (PHOTOS)

Welcome to the land of fancy ice cream sandwiches, where donuts, brownies, puff pastries are just some of the anything-but-boring bookends for sweet (and sometimes spicy) cold fillings. From east to west, fine dining restaurants to humble service counter windows, the after-dinner treat is being remade with innovative flavors and haute techniques. Show More Summary

I Think We’ve Had It, Boys

Eight years ago today I started writing things about Denver.  And I wrote.  And wrote.  So much.  Then in 2009 I stopped.  Metroblogs wasn’t doing as well.  There were announcements and things about fundraising a few years back.  Somehow the lights were kept on – and amazingly are still online as of this post’s writing. […]

10 After-Dark Activities to Experience This Summer

Only when the sun goes down can you enjoy some of the best outdoor activities of the summer, and in the cooler night air no less. From stargazing parties to desert garden flashlight tours to evening turtle walks, there's a lot that can be done and enjoyed only at night. Show More Summary

These Are the Busiest Airports for the 4th of July

What's more American than apple pie? Airport security lines as far as the eye can see. The Fourth of July is simultaneously one of the most popular and one of the most expensive weekends to travel. Airfare is only about 4 percent cheaper this year, but travelers will still be out in full force. Show More Summary

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Show More Summary

American Swastika.

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My Husband Was Living in the Wrong Body

My husband has felt like he was living in the wrong body for as long as he can remember. As a little boy, he always wanted to be a girl. He wanted to wear girls' clothes and have long hair that could be styled in curls and pinned back with pink plastic barrettes. Show More Summary

Attack on "Liberal Columnist" Spotlights Tragic Defeat of Family-Planning Legislation

Last month, The Nation magazine's Katha Pollitt reported that State Sen. Ellen Roberts was opposed to legislation providing funds Colorado's amazing pregnancy prevention program because Roberts believed that Obamacare already required...Show More Summary

Master Your Athletic Frustration

Frustration may be your most significant obstacle to achieving your athletic goals. Every athlete, from juniors to Olympians and pros, has experienced the feeling of frustration when they're not able to do something, whether physically, technically, tactically, or competitively: you feel stuck, get tense, lose focus, and get discouraged. Show More Summary

Let's Hear Why Coffman Thinks It's OK to Joke About Vet Officials Being Less Competent Than ISIS

On Friday, after Rep. Mike Coffman suggested that if leaders of the Veterans Administration were put in charge of ISIS, they would be too incompetent to keep track of beheadings, neither of the radio hosts who conducted the interview...Show More Summary

Democrats' Birth-Control Bill Spotlights Gardner's Broken Campaign Promise

Yesterday, Senate Democrats, including Colorado's Michael Bennet, introduced a bill that Sen. Cory Gardner should have co-sponsored as well--at least if you believe what Gardner said during last year's campaign. Last year, Gardner repeatedly...Show More Summary

Gardner Breaks Promise on Birth Control

Last year, then U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner had a nice-sounding proposal: offer birth control over the counter, easy and quick. But, as journalists pointed out, Gardner's plan would more expensive for women because under Obamacare, birth control prescribed by doctors is free. Show More Summary

Clinton the Canny

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I'm With Stupid: A Dumbed-Down Definition of 'Monumental'

I've been doing a bunch of research recently on Browns Canyon National Monument, which many of you may not realize is now a thing. It's over on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, on the far side of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, roughly. If you know Browns Canyon at all, it's probably from having floated through it. Show More Summary

Coffman's Smoke and Mirrors on Immigration Reform

In response to my recent post urging reporters to spotlight Mike Coffman's weak advocacy for immigration reform, Coffman's spokesman Tyler Sandberg told me via Twitter that "Google is Your Friend," and directed me to an instance when...Show More Summary

Small Batch

Colorado's just concluded 2015 legislature did its best to improve life for the drinking class and those who serve us; addressing, for example, the lapsed license quandary. I bought my house in 1979. A small liquor store sat a block away at 25th and Eliot. Show More Summary

New York Blood Center Abandons Chimps to Die of Starvation

"Never, ever have I seen anything even remotely as disgusting as this" Yes, you can believe your eyes and feel your heart break. It's a fact that a colony of 66 chimpanzees in a Liberian laboratory are being abandoned by the New York Blood Center. Show More Summary

Ambush in the Public Interest

In an online Denver Post op-ed yesterday, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples of Colorado reporters doing this, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he wasn't...Show More Summary

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