Election day is rapidly approaching and it couldn't be clearer in Colorado where residents are bombarded with nonstop ads and weekly traffic jams due to Obama and Romney rallies. But those two aren't the only presidential candidates showing the state some love. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian pick, st ... More >>
The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
Before a group of Mitt Romney supporters in Centennial earlier this week, Fox News analyst and conservative pundit Dick Morris said Barack Obama won't be elected because his fans won't actually vote. Today, before Obama took the stage in Golden, we asked ten supporters what they think of Morris's co ... More >>
Actor Kal Penn, who is campaigning for Barack Obama nearly full-time, stopped in Colorado yesterday to promote the president on college campuses. While his well-known character in Harold & Kumar may know quite a bit about marijuana, Penn, at a stop at the Auraria campus yesterday afternoon, didn't h ... More >>
Since James Holmes killed twelve people in Aurora, catalyzing heated gun control debates across the country, many have focused their attention on the suspect's past psychiatric care. As officials debate what can be done to keep guns out of the hands of those with a history of mental illness, a new r ... More >>
As the local campaigns for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama compete to attract voters in this key swing state, the Colorado Republican Party is now dealing with its own internal battle, with one national delegate alleging that the state's GOP chairman won an important committee seat in a botched electio ... More >>
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, who is now running for president as a Libertarian, stopped in Denver yesterday for Pridefest. He took a break from schmoozing with potential voters to chat with Westword about his campaign, the Libertarian Party, marijuana, gay marriage and his ongoing bat ... More >>
Yesterday, Doctor Who fans in Boulder reportedly hacked a highway sign, changing its message to "WARNING DALECKS AHEAD." These sci-fi fanatics are hardly the first pranksters to pull off such a stunt. Here's a collection of ten more examples of road-sign hackery. Count down to the best ones below.
As noted in a William Breathes post, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wasn't pleased by a TV reporter's question about cannabis. The item whipped up plenty o' vitriol, with one memorable comment coming from a Ron Paul supporter.
I started writing this piece by reiterating my usual spiel about why I'm a late-blooming feminist and why it's important for all people to be feminists. But no one wants to hear that. No one likes to be told what they aren't doing, even if asking that all humans to be treated equally seems like a f ... More >>
What are two things that people really want right now? You guessed it: new flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and more Republican primary coverage. Last week Ben & Jerry's announced that it is debuting Greek frozen yogurt, bringing back "Chocolate Therapy" (chocolate ice cream, choco-cookies and ch ... More >>
Update below: It's Super Tuesday, with voters in ten states choosing among Mitt Romney, Rick Santorium, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul for a Republican presidential candidate. And whoever wins the nomination is apt to use controversial Department of Energy loans to alternative energy companies as a talk ... More >>
Mitt RomneyCops and Secret Service agents who protect Republican presidential hopefuls are dealing with a new kind of threat -- one that sparkles. Last Tuesday, Denver got into the act when Peter Smith, a college student and politics intern, was arrested after he tried to throw blue glitter o ... More >>
When last we spoke with Colorado Republican Party head Ryan Call about the February 7 Colorado caucuses, he noted that Newt Gingrich had not scheduled any state events. But that's changed. At this hour, Gingrich is scheduled at a west-side rally, with another assembly juxtaposing him and Rick Santor ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.As today's appearances by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum make clear, Colorado's caucus is a week away for Republicans, one of three major political parties in this state. That's right: Because Tom Tancredo did so well in the last gubernatorial election, the American Constitution Part ... More >>
Ron Paul isn't the only presidential candidate in Colorado today; Rick Santorum is slated to speak at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge at 10 a.m. But Paul will certainly make a bigger splash, with three events on tap. And in advance, his surrogates are taking shots at one of his principal opponents, N ... More >>
As advertised, Ron Paul appeared in Denver today, speaking at the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Denver Hotel -- one of three scheduled Colorado stops in advance of next week's caucuses. Look below to see images from his visit, courtesy of photographer Javid Rezvani.
The Florida primary takes place tomorrow, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich expected to spend their day slugging it out for Republican votes in the Sunshine State. But not Representative Ron Paul, who's instead scheduled a full day of campaigning in Colorado, a week before the February 7 caucuses h ... More >>
Denver blog posts bring the good times. Mile High Report's Bronco Mike has high hopes for Jack Del Rio as the Broncos' new D-coordinator -- and why not? Colorado Pols asks: Should Representative Laura Bradford resign after a DUI bust that wasn't? People's Press Collective has a new advertiser. We ... More >>
According to keynote speaker and DU prof Sam Kamin, "Marijuana at the Crossroads," a Sturm College of Law symposium that starts tomorrow (see the schedule below), aims to get beyond the usual pot palaver. Sample subject: Are attorneys breaking their professional oath simply by specializing in medic ... More >>
Earlier this month, Colorado Republican Party chairman Ryan Call argued that this year's Colorado Republican Caucus will mean more than ever, in part because the date was moved up to February 7. When Mitt Romney looked poised to sweep Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, this claim looked suspect ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Tim Tebow's stock as a quarterback may be falling -- ESPN's Mike and Mike have less confidence in him than any other QB in the playoffs this weekend -- but he remains a cultural lightning rod. Note that even The New Yorker's Ben McGrath is weighing in on him, albeit by suggesting t ... More >>
This week, Boulder City Attorney Tom Carr asked the city council to impose an emergency moratorium against new applications for medical marijuana operations, to run through at least February 8. Why? The heart of the matter involves a court ruling, on view below, focusing on Bushes, an MMJ grow.
In a post yesterday, marijuana advocate Brian Vicente predicted that the federal government will reschedule pot in five years -- but only if either Barack Obama or Ron Paul win the 2012 election. A number of Paul supporters weighed in on the issue, with one warning of dire consequences if conservati ... More >>
Although no letters have been sent by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the rumor that the feds are going to be shutting down dispensaries in violation of the Drug Free School Zone laws has been enough to create a paranoid buzz in the medical marijuana community. But while it's anybody's guess as to if o ... More >>
Last week, the Department of Revenue sent a letter formally petitioning the federal government to reschedule marijuana; read it below. Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente sees the move as a sign of the times, and predicts such rescheduling will happen within five years -- if Barack Obama or Ron Paul w ... More >>
Last Friday morning, metro area highways were almost as crowded as a Republican presidential debate when supporters of Ron Paul unfurled banners, slowing traffic along the routes. And although the Colorado Department of Transportation says such advertisements are against the law, Paul propone ... More >>
Ron Paul.Shortly after Texas Governor Rick Perry invoked Tim Tebow at last night's Republican presidential debate, followers of another candidate, Ron Paul, delivered a message to Denver-area drivers -- one that may have pissed off as many of them as it inspired. Unknown Paul supporters hung ... More >>
Shelby.At three and a half years old, Shelby is too young to vote but not to be voted for. Last night, she almost ruined her greatest accomplishment to date when, during announcements at Occupy Denver's 7 p.m. general assembly, she ran into the center of the circle for attention. It would be ... More >>
Ron Paul.These Denver blog posts should be served piping hot. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong thinks the Post unfairly equated the entire Tea Party with a few idiots who seemed to cheer a hypothetical young man's death during Ron Paul's portion of a GOP debate. At Education News Colorado, Kri ... More >>
If only Ron Paul and Barney Frank had introduced their federal marijuana-legalization proposal one day earlier, the Great Legalization Debate might have turned into a truly great discussion. Instead, last night's "debate" at Casselman's more closely resembled an episode of Family Feud -- whic ... More >>
Jared Polis doesn't want the feds to obstruct MMJ businesses.Representative Jared Polis has spent a lot of his legislative capital of late defending the medical marijuana industry in Colorado from possible interference by the federal government. In February, for example, he sent a letter to ... More >>
Photo by Gregory DaurerJack Herer during a visit to Lakewood in 1991.Latecomers to the marijuana-legalization movement may never have heard of Jack Herer, who died yesterday at age seventy. But veterans of the cause cite his 1985 book The Emperor Wears No Clothes as the manifesto that launche ... More >>
Even after Congresswoman Diana DeGette announced a slew of in-person healthcare town halls to supplement a previously scheduled teleconference, she was still portrayed in some quarters as trying to dodge face-to-face interaction on the subject. Note the accusations leveled by a Ron Paul supporter w ... More >>
Could the country's first female president be selected in Colorado? Christine Smith thinks so.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
From the week of July 17, 2003