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Aaron HarberAaron HarberMay 12, 20177min625

In a cyber attack on Netflix and major networks, a hacker who calls themselves “The Dark Overlord,” held hostage programs which have yet to be publicly released. In an attempt to extort the companies which own the shows, the hacker threatened to release the programs before their official release dates — thus preempting the channels, networks and platforms which had carefully scheduled and scripted those release dates.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberMay 1, 20176min396

It’s long overdue for one of the absurd practices of some Colorado government offices to end. Specifically, Senate Bill 40 has been proposed in the Colorado General Assembly to close a loophole created by officials and bureaucrats avoiding their responsibilities to provide citizens access to the information which everyone always has agreed is public.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberApril 3, 20178min351

I was honored to receive the “Broadcaster of the Year Award” — the highest honor given by the Colorado Broadcasters Association — at such a turbulent time for journalists and would like to thank everyone associated with the CBA for the award. I also would like to thank Bob Call, CBA chairman and vice president of Bonneville Communications, for his magnanimous introduction of me at the CBA’s Awards of Excellence event.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberDecember 6, 20165min470

OK, I admit I am a bit behind on my reading as I recently perused the April 30 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Albeit accidentally, it was a good exercise as I read David Greenberg’s extensive column comparing the Republicans’ situation on that date to that in 1976, to wit: “But as in 1976, there is ominous talk today that the GOP is in crisis — possibly headed for extinction, like the antebellum Whig Party.” However, in short order, the party possibly headed for “extinction” won the presidency, kept control of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, gained control of 33 out of 50 governorships, and won control of both chambers of the legislatures in 32 states (with Democrats controlling both chambers in only 5 states).


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberAugust 2, 201613min324

Hillary Clinton’s substantial post-Convention bump in the polls was not a surprise to those who attended the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. Having created a well scripted Hollywood production, the Democrats seized the Ronald Reagan theme of “Morning In America” and, in a jiu-jitsu move, took advantage of the Republicans’ “Nighttime In America” theme, trumpeted best by their presidential nominee, which posited the country was in decline. The contrast in themes was stark yet both have the potential to appeal to millions of people.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberJune 2, 20166min294

It appears, if anyone is going to go against the grain about disclosing personal income tax returns, Donald Trump may be the one to say, “Enough is enough.” American politics already delves into every aspect of a candidate’s life. Do we really need to pry into personal tax returns as well? And what do we really learn when we do? Not much. Rather, transparent disclosure requirements are a far superior way to identify potential conflicts of interest.