Imagine, in a moment of suspended disbelief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- when they're not babysitting your kids or fetching you ... More >>
Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
After racking up awards for his debut novel The Windup Girl in 2009 -- Nebula and Hugo honors for Best Novel -- Paulo Bacigalupi followed up with Ship Breaker, set in an equally dismal, dystopian future, and won another round of awards, including a National Book Award nomination and a Printz Award f ... More >>
The death of Trayvon Martin has thrust race relations back to the top of America's list of conversation topics. But Carlos Heredia hopes for discourse that doesn't just happen as a result of violence. He wrote and directed a musical that he hoped would help create it: Then Sean Met Khalid, showing t ... More >>
Videos below.'Tis the season for Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News personalities to rail against the alleged "War on Christmas" -- and they're doing so. But they've also found time to deride the "War on Tebow," tackling questions about Tim Tebow's religiosity with the same fervor they defend ... More >>
Yum! Brands -- parent company of such fast-food chains as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell -- is currently lobbying the Kentucky state government to allow people to use their food stamps in its restaurants. Is this an example of unabashed corporate greed trying to divert state benefits from buyi ... More >>
Doug Lamborn.Yesterday, a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial and a big percentage of online poll takers deemed Congressman Doug Lamborn's line that compared being associated with Barack Obama to touching a tar baby no big deal. Keith Olbermann begs to differ. On his Current TV show last nigh ... More >>
FlickrWith many Denver streets undergoing repairs these days, traffic around town can be stop and start. On13th Avenue last Thursday morning, it came to a full stop for me. I was heading west in the left lane shortly before 9 a.m. when the already fitful traffic flow ahead of me suddenly slow ... More >>
God only knows what we did here to deserve the honor, but The Undefeated, the much-hyped 90-minute info-mercial for Sarah Palin, made its debut right here in little old Denver on Friday -- well, actually Highlands Ranch, but, you know. At any rate, given the maniacal fervor Palin inspires in ... More >>
Sexy!It's hard to think of anything sadder than the Casey Anthony case, the long, sordid saga of a mother who waited for a month of partying and getting tattooed before reporting the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, whose decomposing body was found months later. Due to a lack of phys ... More >>
Video below.Tim Tebow's book Through My Eyes is filled with stories about faith, football, faith, family and faith, in that order -- and he's promoting it with the same kind of pumped-up enthusiasm that marks his play. He's already appeared on an extended segment of Sean Hannity's Fox News pr ... More >>
Brady Quinn.Three Denver blog posts for your eyes only! Mile High Report fan poster Sean in Pa. considers forgotten man Brady Quinn's place in the Broncos QB controversy. Denver Egotist checks out Colorado.com's mobile site. WhoSaidYouSaid isn't impressed by a movement to ban Rush Limbaugh ... More >>
Last week, conservatives cried foul over Michelle Obama inviting the rapper Common to a poetry reading at the White House, since he'd rapped about violence against cops and President George W. Bush. While the reading went off without a hitch, the debate goes on: Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonIs impeachment a black-and-white issue?The idea that a White House job offer to Pennsylvania's Joe Sestak -- one allegedly designed to convince him not to challenge Senator Arlen Specter -- might be an impeachable defense has been popular in Republican circles of late. ... More >>
Michelle Malkin meets one of her fans: Swastika Guy!Sensing a shortage of lists in popular culture, The Daily Beast's Tunku Varadarajan has put together a roster of "The Right's Top 25 Journalists," based not necessarily on the quality of their work, but on the influence they wield over the m ... More >>
Bob Newman wants to keep you safe -- or put you behind bars. Depends on you.Update below: Back in August, combative KOA radio host "Gunny" Bob Newman announced that he was leaving the station in order to take a security and counter-terrorism position for an unnamed employer in "a rather grim ... More >>
Michelle Malkin.The instant it became clear that Maurice Schwenkler, busted for smashing windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters earlier this week, was a far-left radical, not a right-wing healthcare-reform opponent, Republicans began to salivate, and that makes perfect sense. After ... More >>
Steamy.It's not faux. It's Pho. Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Pho 95. • What's Cooking? Getting corny in the kitchen with Pete Marczyk. • Spike It: Top six things that could be improved by caffeine. • Guess where I'm eating? • Candy Girls: Twilight Sweethearts, Forbidden Fruit ... More >>
Zach Lahn on MSNBC.Since asking the most confrontational question at President Barack Obama's healthcare town hall in Grand Junction on Saturday, ultra-conservative CU student Zach Lahn has extended his face time by going on a tour of cable-news talking-head broadcasts. Predictably, Fox News ... More >>
The Truth logo.The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has launched its new website following yesterday's switch from its inspired interim format, The Pole. As a result, we now know the station's full slate: Mancow (6 a.m.-10 a.m.), Neal Boortz (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), Jerry Doyle (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), Michael Savage (4 ... More >>
Like all good journalists, I get most of my news from Gawker. Actually, I get most of my news (at least that portion of my news that doesn't involve the swine flu, robots, UFO sightings or the coming zombie apocalypse) from my wife, Laura, who gets her news from Gawker and then tells me. Becau ... More >>
Sarah Palin. One of the biggest cheers Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin got during her Monday speech at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds came after she complemented the Federal Reserve for saying no to another bailout of a faltering financial institution, Lehm ... More >>
The July 9 move of KCFR, Colorado Public Radio's news-and-information outlet, from 1340 AM to 90.1 FM opened up a pre-set on the dial in my sweet 1994 Geo Prizm -- and I'll be damned if I know what to do with it. I have twelve FM pre-sets, and giving up one of them in order to make room for KCFR was ... 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 >>
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For at least a decade, talk radio in Denver -- and pretty much everywhere else -- has been conservative through and through. That equation changed slightly a little less than two years ago, when Clear Channel, a broadcasting conglomerate whose founder, L. Lowry Mays, is a longtime friend of a certa ... More >>
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