Lovely LaLa Vazquez. It pains my heart to see strained relationships. Why can't everyone just get along? Since it's the season of love, I've created Kenny Be Valentine's cards, intended to calm the cantankerous and help bring impassioned parties together. Below, LaLa's heartfelt offer of love ... 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 >>
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 >>
Dan Maes would like to have his tea and drink it, too.Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is upset about the effort by GOP heavyweights to make Scott McInnis the de facto party standard bearer months before the primary -- and he says lots of tea party members will express the same sen ... More >>
Thar she blows: The Penry-Huttner Geothermal Project.The Department of the Interior just designated six renewable energy projects, including a 400-megawatt solar tower, as "fast-track" developments deserving of the highest priority. All six of the projects happen to be in California. Hard t ... More >>
"We're not asking you not to eat. Really." Negotiators for union employees of King Soopers and Safeway are heading back to the bargaining table yet again in an attempt to break a contract stalemate that's dragged on for months -- and in an indication that things are getting serious, the left- ... More >>
ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner during a recent Fox News appearance.How do you know that Jane Norton, who announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate yesterday, is the first Republican in the race feared by Democrats? Because she's already under attack by ProgressNow Colorado, the most ... More >>
On my first road trip to Montana, back in the pre-cell-phone days, I had to stop every hour or so and find a phone so that I could check in with a lawyer who was concerned that the Denver DA's office was going to file charges against our high-school intern. Why? Because that intern had just w ... More >>
Although ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner lived through a grilling by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, he likely made few converts among the cable net's mondo-conservative viewership. The Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping for a friendlier audience for "Gitmo Revealed ... More >>
ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner will go just about anywhere to pimp 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, a new book he co-wrote with former Rocky Mountain News media writer Jason Salzman -- including Fox News. He didn't emerge from his appearance opposite Neil Cavuto unscathed, however ... More >>
Sean Duffy.Got a call moments ago from Sean Duffy, spokesman for Scott McInnis' gubernatorial campaign, responding to a post about what I consider to be the candidate's two latest mistakes: complaining in writing about an impending Republican Party straw poll that he could well lose and 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 >>
A screen capture from Scott McInnis' website featuring a scenery shot from... Canada? When politicians make a gaffe, an army of online smart asses is ready, willing and able to make them feel stupid about it. Witness Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, whose website went live with a pho ... More >>
Scott McInnis. Scott McInnis has been positioning himself for a political comeback since at least last year. Note that in October, McInnis prematurely pissed on the GOP's grave by publicly predicting that Bob Schaffer would lose to Mark Udall in the U.S. Senate contest -- and adding that he could h ... More >>
Denver-based ProgressNow and ProgressNow Action have become among the most effective political organizations in these parts, using a growing network of supporters to push its liberal agenda. So why change its name to ProgressNow Colorado, as is being announced today? The roots of the decision were d ... More >>
Wayne Allard. As soon as word surfaced that Wayne Allard was interested in the open post of Colorado State University chancellor, the folks at the left-leaning ProgressNow organization hit the apeshit button, arguing that Allard would be as bad a CSU administrator as he's been a U.S. senator. B ... More >>
Jared Polis. On Sunday, the front page of the Denver Post's Perspective section was dominated by endorsements of Democrat Jared Polis, who's running for Congress in the 2nd District, and Republican Marilyn Musgrave, making her third re-election bid in the 4th District. Hard to imagine stranger be ... More >>
The press advisory from Michael Huttner of ProgressNow Action identifies Carol Kreck, pictured above, as a "60-year-old librarian" -- a description that's technically accurate, but which plays on at least a couple of stereotypes, as noted in this More Messages blog about Kreck's arrest outside a Joh ... More >>
ProgressNow has successfully embarrassed KOA talk-show hosts for unwise statements in the past. Remember that in May 2007, the left-leaning organization made headlines for whipping up an advertiser boycott aimed at rabble-rouser Bob Newman, who'd declared, "I want every Muslim immigrant to America w ... More >>
Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.
ProgressNow exports its model for hypying liberal causes across the U.S.
Talk show fallout.
Little meth house on the prairie.
Denver voters just say yes.
From the week of August 25, 2005
Things to Do in Denver When You're As Good As Dead
Progressive causes find a new home in a modern-day commune.
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.