An unexpected result of Colorado's legalization of limited marijuana sales for recreational purposes has been a rise in the number of academic studies about whether the change has been good or bad for the state. A few months ago, a paper released by the Brookings Institution found that the rollout w ... More >>
Since the January 1 launch of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, there's been debate aplenty about the wisdom of this civic experiment -- and a new report from the Brookings Institution's Center for Effective Public Management on view below won't end it. But the findings of the study, u ... More >>
In the Denver metro area, immigrants are more likely to own small businesses than folks born in the United States. Not that much more likely, but the data presented in a new national report should at least call into question notions that immigrants influence the economy simply by displacing U.S. b ... More >>
It's official: 2011 was a record-busting year in the oil industry, with the five largest companies -- BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell -- reporting all-time-high profits of $137 billion. That's a 75 percent jump from the year before, even though the giants produc ... More >>
Union Station, 1881The two groups vying to win the contract to redevelop Union Station are both missing the boat, says one reader. Instead of building off the concepts of the past, they need to look to the future, to the "one-off-thinking of today's youth and young adults."
A program that delegates federal immigration enforcement powers to local officers is not netting as many serious criminals in Colorado as in other states, says a study released today by the Migration Policy Institute.
Gustavo Arellano and Tom Tancredo didn't find much common ground in their debate about illegal immigration Tuesday night, but they did agree that the war on drugs has been a very costly failure. A new report seeks to quantify that costby looking at the long-term effects of adding increasing n ... More >>
Karl Rove.Karl Rove has spent much of the last week in Colorado: stumping for candidates, pontificating in Aspen -- "Moscow in the Colorado Rockies" -- and addressing the Colorado Committee for Heritage last night, where, in assessing the current campaign season for the conservative crowd, he ... More >>
Rolly Fischer on Channel 7.For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning a ... More >>
It's no secret that Blur's seventh and final album Think Tank polarized critics and fans when it first debuted in 2003. Blur hasn't ever been a band that lived on my radar. Although I've enjoyed a song or two and haven't ever complained about hearing them, their records have spent most of their time ... More >>
Dear Mr. President. As you are no doubt aware, the Kellogg Company recently announced that it is experiencing a catastrophic waffle shortfall owing to a sort of "perfect storm" of circumstances: scheduled maintenance and upgrades to their army of waffle-making robots, flood damage in the ... More >>
Worried that the world's oil supplies will soon dwindle into nothingness? Relax -- we've got plenty. At least that's the assertion of H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, which describes itself as a "nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research org ... More >>
The logo of the Cannabis Therapy Institute.The Cannabis Therapy Institute, an organization "dedicated to helping patients achieve a better quality of life with cannabis," may have an Iowa phone number, but it's been very involved of late with pot issues in Colorado. Its "About Us" page notes, ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan ShikesThe new-urbanist enclave of Highlands' Garden Village. Last week, the Congress for the New Urbanism held its annual conference in Denver -- an event we commemorated with examinations of Bradburn Village, Highlands' Garden Village and several other New Urbanist developments i ... More >>
Saving humanity one sexy photo at a time. Listen to this lineup for an August 27 roundtable discussion at Boettcher Concert Hall on the topic of "Combating Global Poverty," as announced by the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee: Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and co-chair of the ... More >>
Denver's on an artistic collision course this weekend.
Nothing's sticking to the Teflon president.
The Independence Institute got a jolt from its Italian leaders.
Bighorn Center for Public Policy
Deck the halls...
Step right up and get your gen-u-wine Ben Nighthorse knife!
Hype makes right at the center for the new west.
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION GIVES CONGRESSMAN SCOTT MCINNIS A CRASH COURSE IN KOREAN.
COORS TAPS INTO LIBERAL "DOMESTIC PARTNER" BENEFITS, STUNNING ITS GAY CRITICS.
A CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK IN GOLDEN MAKES THE DEMOCRATS THIRST FOR ONE OF THEIR OWN.
CONSERVATIVE STRATEGISTS GEAR UP FOR THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY.RIGHT ON! EMPOWERMENT TO THE PEOPLE: CONSERVATIVES TUNE IN AND TURN ON.