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Kelly SloanKelly SloanOctober 4, 20186min709

There is considerable buzz currently about where the line resides, if it still does, delineating the boundary beyond which activity in pursuit of political aims is considered distasteful enough to warrant sanction. Given the parameters of the current contentions, the Douglas County School District’s actions in pursuit of a tax increase hardly constitute the most egregious example, but still merit examination.


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Kelly SloanKelly SloanJune 25, 20186min828

The Democratic primary race for governor of the state of Colorado took on a certain air of the surreal in the waning days of the contest. It began a few weeks back when a group supporting Cary Kennedy ran what one presumes was supposed to be an attack ad against both Jared Polis and Mike Johnston. The elements were all there – the unflattering photos, the cropped headlines, the accusatory voice-over – and yet curiously the message was laudatory, pointing out pro-education positions allegedly taken by both candidates. Specifically, the ad credited Polis for apparently at some point in his life supporting the extension of educational opportunity to all regardless of income in the form of a voucher program, and Johnston for sponsoring a bill to improve teacher performance and accountability.