Not pictured but still palpable: The color purple.
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The headline of Newsweek's October 1st edition reads: "God, Guns, and Ganja: Colorado is the Future of American Politics."
While the article does a reasonably good job of portraying our state's curiously congruent political incongruities (bear with me), it doesn't exactly make a...
October 6 2015, 9:45 AM
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For as long as Colorado remains purple—in other words, probably forever—our state's gun issues will never be resoved to everyone's liking. (The word that describes this predicament is democracy. Perhaps you've heard of it.)
A quick recap: In 2013, our Democratic-controlled state legislature...
April 21 2015, 9:45 AM
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It’s that time of year again, when we all start thinking a little more about what we have to fear.
I’m not referring to Halloween; I’m talking about Election Day. As we count down to next Tuesday, the political operatives have switched into full terror mode, with ads and mailers warning us of...
October 28 2014, 4:30 PM
Rant: Pro-Gun GOP Reps Need More Nuance
I guess we shouldn't be surprised. When pro-Second Amendment activists leveraged their outrage last year over Colorado's new gun laws to get two Democratic state senators recalled, we should have expected that this year's legislative session would involve...
February 14 2014, 4:40 PM
With last week’s resignation of state Senator Evie Hudak, Coloradans were spared the spectacle of a third recall election. But that won’t insulate us from another electoral circus in 2014.
Hudak stepped down rather than go through the recall process that cost Democratic senators John Morse and...
December 3 2013, 3:14 PM
Rant: Recall Efforts Quickly Becoming a Farce
Emboldened by the recalls of Democrats John Morse and Angela Giron, pro-gun activists have trained another lawmaker in their sights: Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) has made the hit list thanks to her support for the same laws that got Morse and...
October 11 2013, 10:00 AM
Rant: Cinemark USA reopens Century 16 theater.
Over the holidays, relatives of the victims of last July's theater massacre in Aurora received a most unwelcome Christmas letter. In it was an invitation from Cinemark USA—the parent company of the Century 16 theater where the mass shooting...
January 4 2013, 12:15 PM