Miller HudsonMiller HudsonOctober 29, 20187min204

Voters can sense there are numerous hustlers masquerading as candidates, lobbyists and policy advocates. Divining the genuine agendas behind their smokescreens makes political involvement challenging work. It is also why many voters settle for mailing a check to membership organizations that ostensibly share their priorities; whether those are concern for the environment, the provision of mental health services, education funding, federalism, gun rights or ethical crusades. Upon close inspection, however, these self-aggrandizing tribunes are often found, both on the right and left, to devote a lion’s share of members’ contributions on the comforts of staff rather than effective advocacy. Supporters are assured of receiving a glossy newsletter carrying desperate appeals for more money.


Rachael WrightRachael WrightJune 22, 20178min324

Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman: Little old Colorado was plunged into the deep end of international politics when Denver hosted eight world leaders from the Group of Seven. Denver rolled out the carpet for national leaders from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom, and on the agenda for discussion were a host of heavy-weight issues including