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Republicans Wrongly Blame Budget Woes on Obamacare and the Poor

A key component of Obamcare is to reduce the number of uninsured by allowing more people to qualify for Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for low-income people. In Colorado, some 300,000 people enrolled in Medicaid as part of Obamcare--and the federal government picked up the tab. Show More Summary

Are Republicans Proposing to Cut Health Care to Old, Disabled and Other Poor People?

Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) told 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman last month that Medicaid spending is siphoning money from "every other program," including schools and roads. As he told 9NewsShow More Summary

What Peyton Manning Lost After Winning Super Bowl 50

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's biggest plays at Super Bowl 50 weren't as an athlete, but as a product pitchman. After winning what most believe to be the last game of his career, Peyton went on to lose, trying too hard to...Show More Summary

The Exotic Pet Trade: Horrific Global Animal Abuse and an Assault on Sentience

The exotic pet trade is an international enterprise that is responsible for unimaginable, inexcusable,and unforgivable pain, suffering and death. It is a topic of great interest to anthrozoologists, conservation psychologists, conservation...Show More Summary

The Biggest Non-Answer by Hillary in the Debate

Last night during the debate Hillary was asked the question that is the question of her credibility as a Presidential candidate: From the transcript: Thank you both. Let me move on to our next question here, and in fact it comes to us through New England Cable News. Show More Summary

The Clinton Campaign's Roulette Gamble

The New York Times is reporting a key issue with the 2016 Clinton campaign. In attempting to avoid a repeat of 2008's Iowa loss, the Clinton campaign has essentially 'put all the eggs in one basket' Even though the Clinton team has sought to convey that it has built a national operation, the campaign has invested much of its resources in the Feb. Show More Summary

If You Call It the Holocaust, You'd Expect Some to Turn to Violence to Stop It

Libertarian Elliot Fladen asked uncompromising anti-choicers yesterday, if you're using holocaust-like inflammatory rhetoric to talk about Planned Parenthood and abortion, and you really think abortion is mass murder, at what point do...Show More Summary

Gov. Hickenlooper Cites 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' As Possible Cause of Planned Parenthood Murders

Anti-choice activists have had a wide range of responses to the Planned Parenthood shooting, spanning from denouncing all violence to calling the gunman a hero. The question being asked by Gov. John Hickenlooper is, are shootings, like...Show More Summary

The Evolution and Ethology of Terrorism: We Are Unique, Violence Is a Dead End, But There Is Hope

Recent events across the world make it clear that human animals are capable of horrific within species violence. A number of people have asked me questions about the evolution and ethology of terrorism, and I consider that to be questioning...Show More Summary

Teach the Children Wrong: New Zealand Kids Kill Possums and Birds for Fun and Games and a Bathroom

Teach the children wrong There can be no doubt that youngsters are attracted to nonhuman animals (animals) for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from fascination, to curiosity, to wanton cruelty and abuse (please see here and here)....Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders' Stance on Marijuana Can Pave the Way For Pollution Free Transportation

The Washington Post reports that Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders proposes to remove Marijuana from the Schedule 1 Federal list of dangerous drugs: Sanders's plan would not automatically make marijuana legal nationwide, but states...Show More Summary

Florida's Upcoming Bear Hunt: A Tragic Failure to Apply Solid Science, Public Opinion, and Compassionate Conservation

As evidence mounts around the globe that the emerging principles of compassionate conservation can succeed in resolving conflicts between human and nonhuman animals (animals) while respecting the needs of all stakeholders (see, for example,...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

Coffman Hating Planned Parenthood Again

Just last year, during his re-election campaign, Rep. Mike Coffman was apparently so enamored with Planned Parenthood that he featured the organization's logo in an advertisement. Now, after a bogus video has been released attackingShow 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

#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

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