Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a promise to the hundred eighth-, ninth- and tenth-graders to whom she spoke this morning.
"If anybody watching this today in this room ever becomes a justice," she told the teenagers at the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, which is being dedica ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Hickenlooper has kept to his vow to keep his campaign positive. Had he decided to go negative on Tom Tancredo, though, he would have found no shortage of material on the American Constitution Party candidate: Google "Tancredo" and "controvers ... More >>
Back in 2005, Leslie Weise and Alex Young were prevented from attending a George W. Bush speech because their car sported a bumper sticker reading "No More Blood for Oil." The two, assisted by the ACLU, have been fighting this expulsion ever since -- but today, they reached the end of the lin ... More >>
Polly Baca sees comparisons to the treatment of Stephanie Villafuerte and Sonia Sotomayor.Talk about some potentially awkward timing. The day after Stephanie Villafuerte withdrew her nomination as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, a group of forty Latino leaders is scheduled to endorse the re-elect ... More >>
Focus on the Family president and CEO Jim Daly.The Colorado Springs Gazette's parent company may have declared bankruptcy this week, but the paper's still reporting the big news in its community, including details about layoffs at Springs-based Focus on the Family; 75 jobs, or about 8 percent ... More >>
You don't need to work too hard to roast Tom Tancredo: The man roasts himself. Google the name of the former Sixth District congressman and your computer starts smoking, then spits out story after story, quote after quote, that prove truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A few of Tancredo's ... More >>
Heads up your Honor! Despite this week's Westword cover story detailing Sonia Sotomayor's clear judicial bias against "numchuck sticks," the Senate still voted to confirm the wise-Latina-loving nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court on August 6. (Apparently the powerful pro-nunchaku lobby was too ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor, in an image from the White House's website.Sonia Sotomayor, whose ruling about nunchucks is part of this week's Jared Jacang Maher feature article about Thornton cop Kevin Orcutt's police-oriented nunchaku design, hasn't been officially confirmed as a Supreme Court justice at ... More >>
Would you like to sniff the cork?
Today in Cafe Society:
• Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings.
• Guess where I'm drinking?
• Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up.
• And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is...
• Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... More >>
The writer tries to stick it to the man. Click "Continue" to see the video.Writing can be painful sometimes. This is particularly true while putting together a feature article about a little-known weapon used by police departments across the country called an Orcutt Police Nunchaku. Nearly thirty ... More >>
The Breathe boys.Who's gonna clean up this mess?
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina.
• Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux.
• Tip sheet: Meet Shel, our new favorite band.
• A first look at Pictureplane's new video.
• MP3 Freeloader: Joy Subtraction.
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Even Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham concedes that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be approved unless she has a "complete meltdown." But that hasn't prevented conservatives across the country from frightening their ideological comrades with the horrific prospe ... More >>
Zach and Screech know all too well the dangers of drilling.
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Tensions over new drilling regulations continue to burn hot. Did Zach Morris teach us nothing? (Colorado Independent)
What Sonia Sotomayor can and can't do for the West. (5280)
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Take a luxurious, four-click cruise through the local blogosphere. Know of something worth linking to? Send it along.
For reasons we can't figure, people really want to run the state's elections. (Face the State)
Tom Tancredo says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. (
Moments from now, President Barack Obama is expected to introduce Sonia Sotomayor as his choice for the Supreme Court, replacing retiring jurist David Souter. And while she may be an unknown quantity for most Coloradans, at least one of our state's prominent residents has dealt wit ... More >>