Wellington WebbWellington WebbNovember 15, 201614min434

As we begin to digest the 2016 election results, let me begin with our successes. First, I want to congratulate Denver voters on our 80 percent turnout, which is outstanding. I also want to congratulate Emmy Ruiz for running a great campaign in Colorado for Hillary Clinton. She helped make Colorado blue and bring Hillary our vote. Emmy was calm throughout the campaign, met with everyone she needed to and kept focus. It’s unfortunate we didn’t have more people like her nationwide. I’m also glad Denver and metro voters endorsed continuing the tax on the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District along with the Denver Public Schools bond proposal. Additionally, it was gratifying voters statewide understood the need to protect our Constitution and endorsed Amendment 71.


Will DurstWill DurstAugust 31, 20165min270

Any politician angling to be president has to appear believable while wearing many hats. The electorate needs to imagine him/her in a pith helmet to lead us through the jungle. A hard hat to connect to blue collar voters. A top hat to conduct formal diplomatic negotiations. A deerstalker to sift through the intrigue. And a toque to cook up some fun.

Jared WrightJared WrightJuly 19, 201646min406

DENVER — YESTERDAY'S BIG HEADLINE IN SUM: 'REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DESCENDS INTO CHAOS' ... (but only for a little while, after that ... pretty much business as usual ... or at least Republican business as usual in 2016). As the second day of the Republican National Convention begins, we at this political journal can't help but marvel at all the red meat thrown out onto the stage yesterday to sizzle in front of a restless crowd. I can't remember a rawer, red-meat convention, this year with a pinch of alleged "show biz" — mostly in the form of reality television stars — thrown in. Ok, not just a pinch ... the cap came off. Colorado was most certainly part of the production. Some of it on stage, much of it in the drama department off stage.

Jared WrightJared WrightJuly 18, 201624min393

DENVER — Good morning and Happy Nelson Mandela International Day. I can hear the Flat Earthers screaming now ... "this is the USA, who cares what day the United Nations designated for July 18!" ... Ok, your thoughts have been noted. The first day of the Republican National Convention is Day # 200 on the 2016 calendar, only 165 left to go in the year ... more importantly only 113 days to go until Decision 2016, Election Day — where, barring the efforts of the Never Trump delegates at the ...

Jared WrightJared WrightApril 7, 20162min293

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright @_JaredWright_ DENVER — Happy Thursday, and good luck to all parties involved today as the Senate prepares to pass a budget plan not yet agreeable between both parties — with particular dispute over the Clean Power Plan — after today's passage almost certainly heading to conference committee between the House and Senate. Meanwhile, GOP activists and delegate slates continue to clamor over the phones lines and internet webs for the man they want to be president just hours before a string of more congressional district assemblies kick off and two days ahead of the state assembly and convention coming up Saturday. Tonight, the first in a string of CD assemblies in CD7 happens in Arvada. ''Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought" — Graham Greene Now, your substrata feed straight from Colorado's politics pipeline ...


With a vacancy looming for one of the state's top posts, Gov. John Hickenlooper has nominated healthcare executive Donna Lynne to be his lieutenant governor. The Colorado Statesman supports the nomination and urges a "yes" vote for her confirmation. An extensive review of her qualifications yields the portrait of a respected businesswoman and experienced civil servant who knows how to get things accomplished in government.