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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 13, 20183min1647

Democrat Alan Kennedy-Shaffer, one of four primary candidates in Denver's Senate District 34, delivered petitions with 1,400 signatures to the Colorado secretary of state's office on Monday, his campaign said. The attorney and Colorado Army National Guard captain also announced he's been endorsed by Val Flores, who represents the 1st Congressional District on the Colorado State Board of Education.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 11, 20183min334
Conservation Colorado will honor the two tribal organizations fight the Trump administration over public lands in Utah with a gala in Denver in May. Tickets are on sale now. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Utah Diné Bikéyah will be awarded the highest designation from Colorado’s largest environmental organization, Rebel with Cause. “We would not […]

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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 8, 20182min645

 

Free market-minded Millennial Policy Center’s offers its own quickie course on tariffs and trade — the upshot being that the two don’t mix — and pitches the point through its latest effort in video spoofery.

“ScamWow: The Tariff Towel!” — a play on the old “ShamWow” late-night infomercial — mocks the superficial allure of tariffs by hawking it as a wash rag. Along the way, the “commercial” scores points and lands blows about how tariffs actually backfire by starting trade wars, limiting markets for U.S.-made goods, and by driving up the price of imports.

The schtick as well as the polemic are right up the alley of Millennial and its youthful president/impresario Jimmy Sengenberger. The next-gen policy shop/advocacy group aims to advance classical conservative thought among Sengenberger’s Millennial demographic — even if it means jousting with a Republican president.

As Millennial points out in a press release this week, the video is being released, “at a tenuous time for U.S. trade relations on the global stage, as the Trump Administration has staked out a more protectionist position on NAFTA’s reauthorization, including threats to undo the agreement, as well as support for tariffs and other barriers to entry.”