September 24, 2017 Paul Klee, The GazettePaul Klee, The Gazette

Roughly half of Denver Broncos roster joins protests prior to game at Buffalo Bills

BUFFALO — Perhaps no NFL team embodies the expanding political divide in America more than the Denver Broncos. Balanced by a highly paid linebacker who was one of the first players to kneel during the national anthem and a front office with strong conservative leanings, some of the Broncos joined protests across the league in Week 3 on Sunday.

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September 23, 2017 Joey BunchJoey Bunch

It’s official: Walker Stapleton joins the race for Colorado governor

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is officially in the race for governor, Colorado Politics is the first to report. His agenda features support for the oil and gas industry, addressing Colorado’s road-and-bridge needs without a tax hike and ending the state healthcare exchange created under Obamacare for more affordable and sustainable programs.

Colorado Editorials

September 23, 2017

Why Amazon should choose Colorado

Bring it, Amazon. Bring your second headquarters to the Front Range of Colorado, where executives and other employees will find a quality of life that is hard, if not impossible, to match. The best and brightest will choose working for Amazon just for the chance to live here.

September 23, 2017

School choice at stake in November

As Republicans gather for their central committee meeting Saturday in Englewood, they should consider a looming threat to school choice. Douglas County School board members had no idea they would ignite a First Amendment battle for the ages when they enacted a scholarship program to enhance school choice.

September 23, 2017

Republicans, don’t try suicide

Don’t jump. It’s not worth it. Step back from the ledge so we can talk about this. The Colorado Republican Party’s central committee will decide Saturday whether to commit suicide. Given our preference for a two-party system, rather than a state controlled by a lone Democratic Party, we hope the central committee chooses life.

September 23, 2017

DeVos should keep rules targeting for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges have their place in higher education, but too many operators have proved to be incredibly bad actors over the years, making reasonable rules meant to protect students the smart play.


September 24, 2017

Attacks on free speech aren’t just confined to college campuses

In the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, I cosponsored legislation to create additional protections for free speech on Colorado university campuses, and the bill passed with unanimous support from both Republicans and Democrats. Yet, what was most amazing was not the bipartisan support but the fact that the bill was necessary in the first place. Why is something as fundamental as freedom of speech suddenly under attack on so many fronts?

September 24, 2017

Colorado Energy Plan offers our state a win(d)-win(d)

Things move rapidly these days.  Ten years ago the iPhone was released; now they are ubiquitous and the Blackberry has gone the way of the dodo bird.  Heck, 15 years ago I actually had to drive my tractor; now it steers itself perfectly straight across the field!

September 22, 2017

Unanswered questions about Hickenlooper’s ‘bipartisan’ Obamacare ‘fix’

In his Aug. 31 news conference at the State Capitol, and again the following week in testimony before a committee of the U.S. Senate, Gov. Hickenlooper unveiled a “bipartisan plan” for improving the disastrous health care reform system dumped on the nation by very partisan Democrats in 2010. Yet, the “pragmatic proposals” put forward by Hickenlooper and his six partnering governors do not address many of the most serious problems created by the Affordable Care Act, known to its millions of victims as Obamacare.