Tom Strickland.The news that "lobbyist lawyer" Tom Strickland, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's chief of staff for a hectic two years, is now taking a job with British Petroleum's law firm in its battles with his former boss over the Deepwater Horizon mess made a big splash in the Denver Post ... More >>
Martin Luther King Jr.Check out these three Colorado-centric blog posts. 5280's Michael de Yoanna shares his take on Greeley school board member Brett Reese's radio attacks on Martin Luther King Jr. Will he take down Mother Teresa next? Colorado Pols: The mercurial Tom Strickland is leaving ... More >>
Department of the InteriorThe explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig still hasn't been explained.The finger-pointing over the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast is spreading almost as fast as the spill itself. While critics on the right chortle over Department of the Interior c ... More >>
Dick Wadhams has a big stick, and he's not afraid to stir with it.The pressure on Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination for U.S. Attorney shows no signs of diminishing. The release of a letter to Senator Mark Udall in which Villafuerte attempted to squash accusations that she'd accessed a crimi ... 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 >>
This week's feature, "The Zen of Ken," deals with the formidable challenge facing Colorado's own Ken Salazar at the Department of the Interior. It also notes in passing the growing contingent of politicos with Colorado connections that the new Secretary is adding to his leadership team, including fo ... More >>
Ken Salazar has been sworn in as Secretary of the Interior. Michael Bennet is now a U.S. senator. Tom Boasberg is taking over as superintendent of Denver Public Schools, promising to "accelerate reform." That leaves just one more chair to fill -- the U.S. Attorney's seat vacated by Republican Troy ... More >>
The knock on Tom Strickland, during his two unsuccessful runs for the Senate, was that he was a (shudder) "lobbyist-lawyer." Not as appealing, it turned out, as folksy horse-vet Wayne Allard, whose basic charm seemed to be an almost complete absence of anything that might be described as a fres ... More >>
Click yo fingers. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Adele. • James Han's solo sortie. • Leo Kottke, Shawn Colvin highlight RootsFest. • Q&A with William Elliott Whitmore. • Cacheflow teams with Brer Rabbit for dubby goodness. Today in Cafe Society: • PETA in the news again: "Sea Kit ... More >>
Dear Governor Bill, I hear the clamor over who gets to replace Senator Ken Salazar, and I feel your pain. Opportunists are crawling out of the rich woodwork at the statehouse, stumbling off the barstools on Wazee and emerging from lavatories at truckstops, hands still moist from underpowered hot-air ... More >>
Checks and Balances
A tale of two Arnolds
Holy smokes! Only those with burning ambition will survive the 2002 Year in Review quiz.
Can't we all just get along?
Political commercials outnumber political reports on local television.
It's ready, fire, aim for the Libertarian candidate for Senate.
Spy vs. Spy
The Post denies accusations of slanted coverage.
TV or not TV
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
Who's on First?
2001? What 2001?
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
Are the series of superhighways inching their way around Denver a "beltway"--or a noose?
The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain is out to flatten its Denver competition. It's already reshaped the world of local health care.
Environmentalists cry foul over the new federal Ski Fee Bill.
A proposed railroad merger threatens jobs throughout Colorado -- and, up in Minturn, a way of life.
Tom Strickland's coffers bulge with funds from his law partners and their clients.
ADAM'S MARK DEVELOPER FRED KUMMER LOST A $5 MILLION RACIAL-DISCRIMINATION SUIT IN ST. LOUIS--BUT WON $25 MILLION FROM DENVER.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, GALE NORTON'S QUEST FOR THE SENATE WILL BE ANYTHING BUT A BREEZE.