September 26, 2017 Tom RamstackTom Ramstack

Bennet among critics of Obamacare replacement bill at Monday Senate hearing

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet harshly criticized a Republican proposal for revamping the nation’s health insurance during an emotional congressional hearing Monday in Washington, D.C. He said the plan would leave millions of Americans without health insurance.

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Edible art: Bakers want Supreme Court to acknowledge there’s more to a cake than baking

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people who will file friends-of-the-court briefs to advise the Supreme Court on how to settle the dispute between the gay Colorado couple seeking a wedding cake to celebrate their marriage and the baker who refused them, citing his religious beliefs. But only one amicus brief longs for technology that would enable “touch, smell and taste.”

Colorado Editorials

September 26, 2017

Big value in nonprofits

Nonprofits are the Rodney Dangerfields of the economy. They’re celebrated for providing important services or promoting worthwhile causes, but get no respect for their sizable economic contribution to the community.

September 26, 2017

Give to United Way

United Way of Pueblo County is looking for another banner year, setting a fundraising goal of $1,075,000, which is $10,000 higher than in 2016. United Way anticipates achieving the goal to make it the eighth straight million-dollar campaign and 15th consecutive increase.

September 26, 2017

The flag and anthem represent civil rights

The American flag and national anthem were sacred symbols of hope for pioneering black civil rights leaders who fought for racial justice. Five months before giving his patriotic “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led marchers 54 miles from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol in Montgomery. The march helped forge the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

September 26, 2017

Rejecting a call to divide us, the NFL and Broncos offer a lesson to us all

For its home games, the Denver Broncos go all out to promote traditional American patriotic values on the grandest of scales. The team invites veterans and service men and women to march out before the throngs. A huge American flag is extended over the gridiron in spirited tribute. A vocalist, the team and its fans honor the nation standing tall, many with their right hand over their heart, singing proudly our anthem’s great words of enduring American freedom and bravery. Playing in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, the Broncos — joining teams across the National Football League — displayed an even deeper understanding of our patriotism, and we hope the decision by the players and their management to unite in the face of a call to divide them serves as an important lesson to us all. For clearly, our country must find a way to advance beyond this troubled chapter in our racial history without leadership from the White House. Read more at The Denver Post.


September 26, 2017

CIRULI: ‘What Happened’? Clinton book asks the wrong question

Hillary Clinton will bring her book tour to Denver on Dec. 11. Tickets have already sold out. Unfortunately for her fans, Clinton’s long explanation of the 2016 election loss is focused on the wrong moment and wrong place to either identify the fundamental reasons she lost or to do much good for the Democratic Party’s need to re-position for 2020.

September 26, 2017

NOONAN: 61 independent expenditure committees plan to spend in 2018 — and hide their donors

Active independent expenditure committees, aka political action committees (PACs), currently number 61 registered at the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.  These committees collect money to support candidates.  The sources of the funds are undeclared, so only the total amount of donations shows in Secretary of State’s Office forms.  These PACS do not coordinate with candidates.

September 25, 2017

Colorado Energy Plan is good in theory, terrible in reality

Xcel Energy recently announced that it would use Governor John Hickenlooper’s July executive order calling for climate change policy as reason to bypass the Colorado state legislature and seek regulatory approval of a “Colorado Energy Plan,” which would retire early almost 700 megawatts of coal-fired generating units to be replaced with a new natural gas plant and also renewable energy.