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John MicekJohn MicekJune 2, 20176min380

An anonymous reader of the newspaper I work for had a lot on his mind: "If that was your hero Obama's bloody head, I do believe there would have been a small novella condemning every right-winger ... by now," he or she, operating under cover of an online pseudonym, chided me. My faceless friend, as you might have gathered, was referring to the latest paroxysm of rage to seize the online commentariat this week: A photograph of D-list comedienne Kathy Griffin posing with the decapitated head of President Donald Trump.


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJune 1, 20178min422

Thirty Years Ago this Week in the Colorado Statesman … State Rep. Faye Fleming, D-Th0rnton, switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican Feb. 14, 1987, only six weeks after she took office. One of her campaign contributors, United Steel Workers Local 8031, threatened to sue her for misrepresentation. The influential union also took to the streets contacting her constituents. A signature drive operation for Fleming’s recall had already been on the ground since March.