When Rachel Maddow teased her appearance in Denver this week, she cited a governor's race that was "off the hook," yet she made little mention of the contest in the actual Tuesday night broadcast from the Viewhouse Ballpark. Last night, however, we found out what this allusion meant via a lengthy ta ... More >>
Tomorrow is the Colorado primary, which will set much of the November 4 ballot. But there are dozens of campaigns for state and local initiative efforts already under way around Colorado, and they could determined what issues we'll be voting on four months from now. At the moment, only one initiati ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Colorado case that asked the question, Should abortion protesters be allowed to wave signs featuring "gruesome images" in places where children might see? The case started in 2005, when abortion protesters did just that outside St. John's Cathedral in ... More >>
Ken Buck.Abortion is seldom a major debating point in campaigns these days -- not because it's deemed an unimportant issue, but because most people already have made up their minds on the subject. It's an interesting twist, then, that the Campaign for a Strong Colorado, which opposes Republi ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsAnd the protests go on.Each year, the positivity of Race For the Cure, the subject of a huge slideshow today (complete with a shot of a friendly furry!), is disrupted by anti-abortion protesters, who scream at walkers as if they're all guilty of committing womb homicid ... More >>
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput. Denver Archibishop Charles Chaput is typically thought of as a conservative, and no wonder, since he regularly implies that voting for a politician who supports abortion rights is tantamount to helping the ghost of George Tiller section a fetus in its eighth month. ... More >>
Jo Scott as seen on Channel 7. In this week's Westword, "Bursting Their Bubble" discusses the first successful prosecution in Denver of a Bubble-Law violation. Convicted in August, Jo Scott will be back in court on September 30 to find out whether she'll be ordered to stay away from all Planned Pa ... More >>
Phyllis Schlafly seen in a Focus on the Familiy report. Did anyone really think that Focus on the Family chieftain James Dobson wouldn't back the Republican ticket this fall? Doubt it -- but Dobson managed to keep his name in the press for months pretending to be non-commital while acting as parti ... More >>
Joel C. Hunter. There have been loads o' rumors about who else will be in the spotlight during Barack Obama's August 28 Invesco Field at Mile High acceptance speech. For instance, the Denver Post's Bill Husted puts odds of a Bruce Springsteen appearance at 95 percent. But someone who's publicly co ... More >>
Focus on the Family leader James Dobson is making headlines for an upcoming broadcast that attempts to give presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama a biblical beating; see this Demver blog for details. But Dobson is just as exercised -- if not exorcised -- at the possibility that th ... More >>
Robert Dubac debates the male intellect.
Todd Solondz has been a lot of things, but never preachy or dull -- till now.
From the week of February 3, 2005
A representative sampling of our congressional candidates.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of April 13
A Boulder women's center survives governor's attempts to abort funding.
The Water Children wades through the emotional complexities of abortion.
The Cider House Rules tries to capture the complexity of the John Irving novel.
Dr. Tisha Dowe survived the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. But can she survive Colorado Springs politics?
Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?
Laundered money, the shadow of big tobacco, and a blubbering court reporter: The wild trial over Colorado's Amendment 15.
Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.
Warren Hern takes some heat from fellow pro-abortion activists.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
The ACLU jumps into Warren Hern's battle with Ken Scott.
Dr. Warren Hern ranks high on the anti-abortionists' hit list. They're playing Ken Scott's song.
WHILE ABORTION PROTESTER KEN SCOTT SAYS HE LOOKS OUT FOR KIDS, HE HIMSELF IS A DEADBEAT DAD.
THE BATTLE LINES ARE FORMING IN THE BREWING POLITICAL SKIRMISH OVER PARENTS' RIGHTS.
ABORTION-CLINIC SUITS SCARE DENVER FROM NEEDLE-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.
DEAR EDITOR: THANK YOU FOR HAVING DAVE SHIFLETT TELL HOW THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT CAN INFLUENCE THE MEDIA.
SUPPORTERS OF AMENDMENT 16 INCLUDE A TITILLATING COALITION OF PORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS AND DENVER BLUEBLOODS.
OUTSPOKEN EVERGREEN UNDERTAKER AND REAL-ESTATE DEVELOPER RON LEWIS HAS TWO KINDS OF CUSTOMERS: COMING AND GOING.