The late Dale Tooley -- longtime Denver District Attorney, one-time mayoral candidate and full-time Irishman -- is remembered every year in Denver, when a downtown street is officially, if temporarily, changed to Tooley Street for St. Patrick's Day. For years, the street sign at Wazee and 17th stree ... More >>
Mitt Romney is not attracting much Latino support, and his outlook is even bleaker when it comes to black voters in Colorado and across the country. But a lot of folks like these who would vote for President Obama probably won't bother to show up. The result? A Romney win.
This is the logic of Dic ... More >>
I learned the power of search-engine optimization early, when a column I wrote in 1996 about the Bill Clinton strategist who'd just resigned after news broke that he'd sucked the toes of a prostitute included the phrase "toe-sucking Dick Morris" -- with the two words in the middle a particular hit o ... More >>
Want to give someone a quick feel for Denver? Walk the seven blocks of Wazee Street from Cherry Creek -- where Denver got its start when gold was discovered 150 years ago -- up to Coors Field, where the Rockies will start digging for gold in just a few weeks.
There's history all along the w ... More >>
For the first time in more than a decade, McCormick's Fish House & Bar, at 1659 Wazee Street, did not host its annual luncheon to celebrate the Changing of the Sign -- the ceremony held outside the bar on the Thursday before St. Patrick's Day, when Wazee at 17th Street turns into Tooley, in ... More >>
Philip Van Cise.
They're going to need some pretty big signs to hold all the names of the august Denverites honored at the city's new justice complex.
After a contentious, sometimes bitter and racially charged process that stretched over several months, the Denver City Council finally agreed Monda ... More >>
A task force has named four finalists in the naming-rights battle over the new Denver Justice Center -- and historic gangbuster Philip Van Cise isn't among them.
To those who know anything of Van Cise's remarkable but much-neglected story, the news is a bit puzzling, and disheartening. Not that t ... More >>
In the battle over naming rights for Denver's new Justice Center, two clear favorites have emerged: Dale Tooley, the city's district attorney for much of the 1970s, and Philip Van Cise, the one-term DA of the 1920s who busted a sophisticated ring of con artists and took on the Ku Klux Klan. Tooley w ... More >>