For a word upon which Americans have hung the very essence of our society, “freedom” remains a widely debated and ill-defined concept.
For some it means freedom of religion; for others it’s freedom from religion. You might think of it as the underpinning of all individual liberties, but your...
August 26 2016, 10:30 AM
—Courtesy of Michael Huemer
Right now, just less than three months from Election Day 2016, a little anarchy might not sound half bad. In fact, it might seem like we're there already.
To Michael Huemer, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder, a certain type of anarchy is something we should be...
August 19 2016, 10:30 AM
—Photo by Paul Morigi, Brookings Institute / Flickr via Creative Commons
There's a classic Seinfeld episode in which Jerry has his car parked at a restaurant, only to find that his valet's B.O. is so toxic that neither he nor anyone who rides in the car can escape it. In the end the odor is so insurmountable he ends up giving the car away to a random stranger...
August 16 2016, 10:15 AM
—Image courtesy of Colorado Families for a Fair Wage
The Colorado Secretary of State approved a ballot initiative on Thursday that, if passed, would raise the minimum wage by 90 cents per year until 2020, when it would top out at $12 an hour. (Minimum wage is currently $8.31 per hour, and $5.29 for workers who receive tips.) The Colorado...
August 12 2016, 2:55 PM
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It’s probably not news that Colorado is one of about a dozen swing states in November’s presidential election. What counties make up such a purple electorate? It turns out, in the last presidential race, only three of Colorado’s 64 counties had very close results—and one of them is in the Denver...
August 4 2016, 4:20 PM
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Commerce City Wednesday afternoon.
—Photo by Haley Gray
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used her stump speech Wednesday afternoon at Adams City High School in Commerce City to talk about her plans to revamp the economy through infrastructure investment. Her concise address was peppered with asides drawing sharp contrasts between herself...
August 4 2016, 10:20 AM
—Photo by Haley Gray
Donald Trump characteristically skirted policy specifics at his stump speech at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Lowry on Friday evening. The Republican presidential nominee did, however, promise “winning, so much winning you’ll be sick of winning,” as well as to bolster support...
August 1 2016, 1:45 PM
Darryl Glenn speaks during day one of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
—Photo by Ida Mae Astute / ABC / Flickr via Creative Commons
The safest bet in politics this week is that the forces of Trump will relegate Colorado's GOP delegation to the back of the bus.
Already assigned to what one cable news network called the worst seats in Quicken Loans Arena, the Centennial State contingent left the venue in protest on Monday...
July 19 2016, 11:40 AM