Letter to Editor: March 20, 2015

Dear Editor, Senator Bennet must not have researched the science and the experts behind the science rejecting the KXL pipeline. The following scratches the surface: In an open letter written to both President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry and signed by over 100 top scientists and economists, they claim, “the potential annual emissions of […]

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Letters: Public campaigns effectively privatized when press blocked from participating

Dear Editor, Ignoring the First Amendment and its associated “Freedom of the Press,” one has to ask just what folks in the Sen. Michael Bennet campaign were thinking Sunday when they demanded members of the Fourth Estate leave a widely publicized campaign finance party kickoff. The event drew a couple hundred guests to Mile High […]

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Letters: Marketing brilliance or open meeting ethical faux pas?

Dear Editor, How do you attract 100 Republicans to a Thornton funeral home early on a Saturday morning to hear a political debate between two middle-aged white guys? After all, GOP Chairman candidates Ryan Call and Steve House had already debated in many metro venues and over the airwaves in the last month to articulate […]

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Political Connections 2015

POLITICAL PARTIES • American Constitution Party www.americanconstitutionparty.com • Colorado Democrats www.coloradodems.org • Colorado Green Party www.coloradogreenparty.org • Colorado Republicans www.cologop.org • Libertarian Party of Colorado www.lpcolorado.org CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION • Senator Michael Bennet (D) www.bennet.senate.gov/public • Senator Cory Gardner (R) www.gardner.senate.gov/ • Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D) www.degette.house.gov/ • Congressman Jared Polis (D) www.polis.house.gov/ • Congressman Scott […]

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Pay Equity Commission holds key to a strong, vibrant middle class

As Speaker Hullinghorst outlined in her opening address, growing Colorado’s middle class is the top priority of Colorado General Assembly Democrats. Part of our commitment to the middle class means making sure that Colorado’s women, who make up half the state’s workforce, are earning what they deserve so they can do what middle class workers […]

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Colo. Pay Equity Commission Deserves Quiet Demise

The Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee last month voted to terminate the Colorado Pay Equity Commission, which was established in 2010 but needs an affirmative vote of confidence by the general assembly to avoid statutory “sunset” termination on July 1. Here’s why we think this dysfunctional, unnecessary, do-nothing board should be allowed to disband […]

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Focused criticism, or keep’em guessing

Focus Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, DB Wong, Gerald McRaney, Adrian Martinez; directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa With Focus, we get to see the planning, tricks and strategies of the con. It’s like pulling back the curtain, angling the mirrors, or opening the box or cage to show the audience how the trick […]

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Flashback: Churchill, Fagan, Gebhardt, Salinger and more

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Senate Minority Leader Mark Hillman opined that “loudmouth” CU Boulder professor Ward Churchill ought to lose his taxpayer-funded pulpit. Hillman mocked that the “lanky white kid of distinctly European ancestry” had transformed himself into a “longhaired Indian wannabe” in his quest to line his pocket […]

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Letter: The “economy doesn’t work that way”, Mr. President.

Dear Editor, President Obama spoke in his State of the Union address of the need to shape a new, “middle class economics” for America. Then he introduced his budget, which contained a host of tax increases that would pound the middle class. His budget raises taxes on oil and gas companies by $44 billion. Plenty […]

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