Liberatarian candidate for president, Gary Johnson. Image courtesy of Flickr / Gage Skidmore
Compared to its national counterpart, the Colorado GOP is relatively stable. Our state legislators have a long track record of fairly consistent bipartisanship, and with a few notable exceptions, this year's Trump phenomenon hasn't yet threatened to rip the party to shreds.
October 18 2016, 1:30 PM
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There’s little question that health care in America is expensive, but addressing this fundamental social issue has proved challenging. This coming Election Day (November 8), Colorado voters will have a chance to make a big change to our state’s health-care system, and the result could make history...
October 18 2016, 12:00 PM
We have the best spots for you to watch the final Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Krassotkin/Gage Skidmore
There is just one more presidential debate before Americans cast their vote in the 2016 election, and sitting at home and yelling at your TV won’t be as fun as enjoying the debate with a crowd of like-minded—or not-so-like-minded—friends. Here are a few community watch parties for the final face-...
October 5 2016, 4:15 PM
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October 4, 2016: An update has been appended to this article.
The national debate around kratom—a Southeast Asian plant known for its opiate-like effects—reached its peak in Denver earlier this month, when the Department of Environmental Health issued a public health advisory ...
September 27 2016, 4:30 PM
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One of the primary casualties in the 2016 political scene is the irrelevance of facts. From political races to policy debates, too many people have decided that their personal point of view is just right, regardless of what empirical data might actually indicate.
Case in point: This week, two...
September 23 2016, 1:30 PM
Steinem spoke to a crowd of about a 100 crammed into the Boulder Clinton campaign office Friday afternoon.
Gloria Steinem, writer, activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, made a brief campaign stop at U.S. presidential candidate Hilary Clinton’s Boulder Coordinated Campaign Office on Friday afternoon. She was in town to promote her 2015 memoir, My Life on the Road. (She discusses the book here.) About 100...
September 19 2016, 11:40 AM
El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn gives two thumbs up during the U.S. Senate Republican Primary, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Much like his party’s presidential nominee, Colorado GOP Senate candidate Darryl Glenn often seems to be campaigning in a way that suggests he doesn’t actually want the job.
Like Donald Trump, Glenn has eschewed most notions that political compromise is a virtue; Glenn has taken this...
September 9 2016, 10:45 AM
Not in my back yard; but maybe in yours.
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Backers of two ballot initiatives that would limit fracking in Colorado have failed to gather enough valid signatures to get these measures on the November ballot. This leaves voters with a mere nine issues to research and form an opinion about over the next few months. (Tip: Start reading now...
September 2 2016, 10:00 AM