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Sandra Oh's New Role Is Executive Producer of an Animated Film

Earlier this year, Sandra Oh made a graceful exit from the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 seasons as the talented, loyal, driven and mercurial surgeon Cristina Yang. In the final episode of the 10th season, Oh's character left the Seattle hospital where the drama takes place, and took a job at a clinic in Switzerland, of all places. Show More Summary

Re-Run: Buck Supports Personhood Again!

The GOP's newbie House members elected U.S. Representative-elect Ken Buck as their president Thursday. If you follow Buck's history here in Colorado, you know his squeaker victory over establishment-backed Republican Jane Norton in the...Show More Summary

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining agreements that provided raises and decent benefits for workers and retirees. Heaven ended in 2007 for Tackett and other retired Point Pleasant workers. Show More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

Worst Advice Money Can Buy

Are overpaid and self-important political consultants driving the Democratic Party to ruin? Three days after the election debacle I nearly spit coffee up through my nose over this morning's New York Times front page story touting Hillary...Show More Summary

Rewilding: A Cultural Meme for Rehabilitating Our Hearts

Rewilding is all the rage The notion of "rewilding" is receiving a good deal of attention in books such as George Monbiot's Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life (the original title is Feral: Searching for Enchantment On the Frontiers of Rewilding), J. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

Dear Jeffco Students, Sorry if It Feels Insulting, but You're "Pawns"

After one of the meetings of the Jeffco School Board, I was driving my teenager home from school, and we heard conservative radio host Kris Cook's analysis of the meeting: Cook: "They had students saying, 'Don't censor my history,' and taking umbrage at the fact that we, correctly, labeled them as pawns, because they have been made into pawns. Show More Summary

What We Can Learn From the 188-Page Report on the Aurora Theater Shooting

This week an official report commissioned by the Aurora city government about the July 20, 2012 theater shooting was released. The report was the work of the System Planning Corporation, whose TriData Division conducts detailed reviews...Show More Summary

A Principle or an Abortion Ban?

Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told Factcheck.org that the candidate backed personhood...Show More Summary

Gardner's Chance to Learn About Bill He Co-Sponsored But Thinks Doesn't Exist

Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner can learn about federal personhood legislation, which he falsely claims does not exist, when Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky visits Denver later this month. Paul, a likely GOP presidential contender,...Show More Summary

Rewilding Our Hearts: Ecocide Is Suicide

We're killing a very tired and less resilient planet at alarming rates. It's common knowledge that we're losing species and habitats at an unprecedented rate in a geological epoch known as the "anthropocene" -- the age of humanity. While...Show More Summary

Pregnant Women Beware

Opponents of Colorado's latest Personhood initiative, Amendment 67, claim, in media reports, that their measure isn't about banning abortion. Multiple reporters have pushed back, pointing out that the Personhood-USA-backed initiative...Show More Summary

Explaining Gardner's Mysterious Personhood Hypocrisy

Why did senatorial candidate Cory Gardner drop his endorsement of Colorado's personhood amendments but remain a co-sponsor of the federal personhood bill--both of which would do the same thing, ban all abortion, even for rape and incest,...Show More Summary

Personhood to Personhood Combat in Fox 31 Interview

In an explosive interview broadcast Sunday, Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols four times that a federal "personhood" bill does not exist, even though Gardner cosponsored such a bill just last...Show More Summary

How Should Our Society Deal With People Who Use Drugs?

The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" -- yet there has never been a "drug-free society" in the history of civilization. Virtually all of us take drugs every single day. Show More Summary

The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 1 of 5)

Intro To understand the outrage and "righteous indignation" of the black community of Ferguson is to understand the excessive policing and harassing, segregation, unequal political representation, and an unsurprising (given the foregoing) lack of economic mobility that has become a constant for blacks in Ferguson. Show More Summary

How Gardner Rode an Abortion Ban to Congress

Back in July, Cosmo's Ada Calhoun quoted Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, as saying: Mason: "[Cory Gardner has] built his entire political career on support of personhood. I think he's just listening to some bad advice, and he's playing politics." Calhoun didn't get into the details of how and why Gardner,who's now running for U.S. Show More Summary

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham, who reported Wednesday: Gardner now says he was wrong to back personhood because it could ban some forms of contraception. Show More Summary

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and national reporters, of why Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner hasn't un-cosponsored federal...Show More Summary

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