The signing of Amendment 64 has plenty of folks talking about marijuana legalization -- even the Obama administration drug czar. Project SAM, which will formally launch in Denver tomorrow, is against the wider availability of cannabis. But the group, whose acronym stands for "Smart Approach to Marij ... More >>
Behold, Untold Stories, another new periodic feature on Backbeat. As you've probably deduced from the name of this feature, Untold Stories will feature first-hand accounts of momentous occasions involving local folks that have never really been highlighted -- thus the Untold part of that equa ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: This week, a tipster informed yours truly (and Colorado Pols) that KOA talk show host Mike Rosen had basically copied a 2008 column he wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and republished it in December as a Denver Post piece. Rather than simply running side-by-side exce ... More >>
Michael Huttner.As part of the August 2009 launch of 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, Michael Huttner, the book's co-author, as well as founder and CEO of ProgressNow.org, promised to give away a trip to Hawaii to the person with the best idea to improve America. Over two years late ... More >>
This is one politically aggressive man.In an interview last week, Ken Buck campaign consultant Walt Klein said he thinks Jane Norton, the well-heeled frontrunner for the Republican senatorial nomination, is running scared. Shockingly enough, Josh Penry, the minority leader of the Colorado Se ... More >>
Michael Huttner as seen on Fox News -- his favorite network!Lucky Michael Huttner. On the anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, the ProgressNow Colorado frontman planned to promote 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, a book he co-wrote with Jason Salzman -- and instead, he's forc ... More >>
Jon Caldara would have looked like this had Scott Brown lost.Yesterday, the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara was among the driving forces behind a large gathering at the state capitol in favor of opting out of any federal health care plan, either via legislation or a ballot measure. Then, ... More >>
Earlier today, Sean Duffy, spokesman for gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, said he didn't want his candidate to be reduced to a caricature by Michael Huttner, the man behind the left-leaning ProgressNow Colorado operation. After making that comment, Duffy noted that Huttner's very effectiv ... More >>
Remembering Denver at this time last year during the Democratic National Convention -- the downtown sidewalks full, the downtown cash registers ditto -- it all seems like a mirage. Like that season of Dallas that ended with Pam finding Bobby in the shower, and realizing that the entire plotli ... More >>
Ted Kennedy died a year to the day after what was arguably his last big spotlight day on the American political stage -- his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver mere months after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Rewatching his address, it's clear that an unexpectedly robust Ken ... More >>
Since leaving Congress earlier this year, past Westword profile subject Tom Tancredo has been taking his immigration-reform crusade to locations around the country -- and as documented in Alan Prendergast's April 15 blog "Obnoxious North Carolina Students Leave Tom Tancredo Speechless," he hasn't al ... More >>
Brace yourselves: The tenth anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School arrives this April -- and it will be accompanied by a media avalanche that will hopefully add enough perspective about these horrific events to at least partially offset the pain many locals will feel at being forced to r ... More >>
This pin's not exactly a case of truth in advertising. Editor's note: To get you in the mood for ballot-casting, The Latest Word is kicking off each weekday between now and the November 4 election with Buttoned Up, a look at political buttons from my family's extensive collection... Today, a bonu ... More >>
Good enough for the Oval Office. Barack Obama can’t get enough of Colorado. On Saturday afternoon, he’ll be in the Union Avenue Historic District in Pueblo – on his second trip to the Centennial state in just seven days, and his fourth since the Democratic National Convention in August. Last ... More >>
How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?
It's a strange day for Rockies fans. Our delegation to the House of Representatives in D.C., upon hearing that the Massachusetts delegation had introduced a resolution honoring the Boston Red Sox, decided they would draft their own touchy-feely, this-land-is-your-land-this-land-is-my-land, version o ... More >>
Power and sex combine for a titillating production.
What if you gave a protest and no one came? Yesterday, the Colorado Republican Party staged a protest outside the Grand Hyatt Denver on 17th Street to illustrate the "Tug of War" between Democratic factions. "The radical wing of the Democratic Party, led by the likes of Howard Dean and Ted Kennedy, ... More >>
Hops Grillhouse and Brewery
Wet cleanup on aisle eight
X.O. Experience (Loud/Columbia)
In Colorado, insurance offers little protection to badly injured motorcyclists.
Researchers may have fabricated state-of-the-art polygraph technology, but it can't forge the Truth.
Robbie Robertson digs into his past so he can move into the future.
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.