The real action is happening outside this room. Courtesy of Flickr.
If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that pretty much everything in America—our political parties, electoral system (from polling to voting), physical infrastructure, economy, and attitudes about any number of societal issues—desperately needs a makeover.
This may be truest of all when it comes to...
December 23 2016, 10:30 AM
Mike Coffman meets with visitors in 2013. Courtesy of Flickr
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R) told 9News, “I don’t know if I’ll cast a vote for president. I’m not going to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I’m struggling with it like many other Americans.”
But Mike Coffman needs to vote. It doesn't matter whether he casts a...
October 19 2016, 11:20 AM
Courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr via Creative Commons
In the past few weeks, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has both retooled his national campaign staff and made several notable appointments to his team in Colorado. Curious what Trump’s strategy might be for winning our staunchly purple swing state, we sat down with...
August 26 2016, 10:54 AM
—Photos by Jerilyn Forsythe
Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump gathered in downtown Denver on Friday morning in anticipation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s appearance at the Western Conservative Summit.
Under a light rain, sign-wielding protesters from all sides of the spectrum voiced their...
July 1 2016, 11:17 AM
Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 22, 2016.
—Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr / Creative Commons
As the June 28 primary looms for the five remaining Colorado GOP Senate candidates, one thing looms even larger. Hint: He’s loud, unapologetic, and has curious hair.
Whoever wins the right to square off against Democrat Michael Bennet this fall will have to contend with the incumbent and his...
June 8 2016, 9:00 AM
Like it or not, your ringmaster.
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
The GOP debates Wednesday night on the CU Boulder campus are sure to offer some amusing and enraging political theater. What’s less certain is whether they’ll offer many concrete policy ideas for the future of our nation.
Like the rest of you, we’ll be watching it on TV. That’s because...
October 27 2015, 12:54 PM
—Screenshot from Stan Yan's Kickstarter video for "There's a Zombie in the Basement."
For some time now, American culture has been overrun with zombies. From hit TV shows such as The Walking Dead to movies such as World War Z, to the comic book ethos that's gone from nerdy niche hobby to mainstream juggernaut, we haven't seen such terrifying undead creatures stalking the earth...
October 23 2015, 1:15 PM
In the late-1980s, I attended Grinnell College in central Iowa. The school was (and remains) wildly liberal, sometimes inexcusably so: During the 1988 presidential primaries, Grinnell students aggressively booed Republican candidate Jack Kemp before he could utter a word and heckled him throughout...
April 29 2014, 4:30 PM