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#McConnelling Comes to the Mile High City

Like many Denver voters, my mailbox is full these days with mailers touting different city council candidates running in our municipal election this May. But a recent mailer caught my eye. It was an endorsement piece paid for by the National Association of Realtors Fund out of Chicago. Show More Summary

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off. This was an amazing opportunity to learn and share...Show More Summary

Why Senator Rubio's Lies Matter

"Grounded by the lessons of history" -- according to his own words -- Senator Marco Rubio announced his campaign for the presidency of the United States. Since the senator has established history as the foundation for his new campaign,...Show More Summary

CO Springs Lawmaker Calls Attack on Pregnant Woman a "Curse of God upon America"

You had the feeling it was just a matter of time until Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said something, in his position as a lawmaker, that was so grotesque that it should be widely reported and thoroughly condemned. That time has arrived. The...Show More Summary

Anti-Abortion Hype: "Pro-Choicers" Want to Kill "Newborns" and "Toddlers"

Infanticide is rare in America and has few advocates, yet anti-choice activists are leveling an accusation that more and more "pro-choicers" favor this form of murder. American Right to Life, a national anti-choice organization, is stepping...Show More Summary

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

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