The Colorado Republican Party wants Denver to host the 2016 GOP convention, ideally with a Republican governor in the State Capitol. But to do that, the party will have to do a lot better in next year's election than it did in 2010, when, after a bruising primary, candidate Dan Maes got just over 10 ... More >>
Last week, we shared analysis from George Mason University's Mercatus Center about the ten freest American states; Colorado took a significant fall in the annual study, finishing nineteenth. Our readers had plenty of questions about researchers' attempts to balance personal and economic freedom. Her ... More >>
Denver blog posts: Get used to them. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on what the signing of Nate Robinson means for the Nuggets. Colorado Pols: A retired general is going to run against GOP incumbent Doug Lamborn in Colorado Springs -- as a Democrat! And now, we're not making that up. Denver Egotist ... More >>
Denver blog posts are itching for some independence. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein's open letter to Andre Iguodala encourages AI to stick with the Nuggets. Big Media's Jason Salzman shares the best GOP political argument for immigration reform you never hear on talk radio. At Free Range Longmon ... More >>
Denver blog posts can take the heat. Purple Row's Jay Tymkovich on the Rockies' power outage since Troy Tulowitzki's been on the shelf. Colorado Pols: Will a former Focus on the Family staffer be the GOP choice to challenge Senator Mark Udall in 2014? Big Media: Personhood USA disappointed that M ... More >>
Denver blog posts really mean it. Purple Row's Jay Tymkovich thinks the Rockies' series win over the San Francisco Giants makes a statement. Colorado Pols thinks the lack of viable Republican candidates to challenge Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall means the GOP has no bench. Denv ... More >>
Denver blog posts aren't living in a Golden State of mind. Denver Stiffs' Colin Neilson hasn't given up on the Nuggets in their playoff series with the Warriors -- and offers a blueprint for victory. Big Media's Jason Salzman questions Cory Gardner's commitment to a bigger GOP tent. Denver Urbani ... More >>
Denver blog posts really, really mean it. Colorado Pols: GOP leaders are heading in the wrong direction of the Tea Party is driving the bus. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen hands out mostly good grades for the Nuggets victory over the Spurs last night. Free Range Longmont's Ann Kibbey offers a w ... More >>
Denver blog posts are here, there and everywhere. Colorado Pols is not amused by the latest GOP responses to a Democratic rep's comments about sex assault and guns on college campuses -- including a jokey "rape defense kit" consisting of a whistle and a ballpoint pen. The Ralphie Report's Jon Wood ... More >>
During the last presidential campaign, Republicans were put in an awkward position by Missouri senatorial candidate Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape;" remember how Mitt Romney dodged a CBS4 question about it? Now, however, a Colorado Democrat, state rep Joe Salazar, is the person backpeda ... More >>
The most common byproduct of politics is high blood pressure, and no one experiences that kind of pre-stroke madness like standup comedian Lewis Black. With his shaky hands, bulging eyes and unbuttoned suit, Black often appears as an out-of-work schmuck who writes angry letters to the White House an ... More >>
In his post about a GOP bill to allow guns in schools, Sam Levin mentioned last year's accidental shooting at CU-Denver. A new comment argues that the latter is instructive rather than an indictment of the guns-in-schools concept.
"Does the GOP have a death wish?" That's what former congressman, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime rabble-rouser Tom Tancredo asks, in the wake of a number of Republicans signing off last week on the Colorado Compact on Immigration. Tancredo, who left the Rrepublican Party to run for gov ... More >>
Former Congressman and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo was arguably the most prominent Colorado Republican to publicly back Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act -- and even after voters approved it, few GOP members are rushing to laud it. Should they? Yes, Tancredo bel ... More >>
Some Arapahoe County voters who wanted to cast their ballots today had to wait in a long line for several hours at one vote center -- prompting some of Colorado's top politicians to visit the site and assess the problem. At CentrePoint Plaza in Aurora, voters said they had to wait up to two hours, ... More >>
Data released today from the Secretary of State's office shows that in Colorado's early voting period, more Republicans have cast ballots than Democrats. The GOP says there's no getting around the numbers -- the facts show they will take Colorado. But Obama's surrogates here have a different spin: T ... More >>
Today is the first day that voters can cast their ballots in person as part of early voting in Colorado -- and the state's top Democratic officials set an example by voting in front of a bunch of cameras in Denver. The photo op underscores how important the ground game is for Obama in key swing stat ... More >>
"I hate Republicans." I don't know how many times I've uttered those words during this election season (though more so when Perry and Santorum were still campaigning, because my uterus was screaming in unison with the rest of me). But really, as a bleeding-heart liberal who believes in education, h ... More >>
Denver blog posts need three days off. Big Media's Jason Salzman questions GOP boss Ryan Call's claim on ABC that Mitt Romney is building support among Colorado Hispanics. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz invites us inside DaVita world HQ. South Stands Denver's Colin D.: Here's your stupid game-by-ga ... More >>
Denver blog posts have plenty of stick-to-it-iveness and gumption. At this writing, the majority of people responding to a Colorado Pols survey predict GOP leaders like Frank McNulty will block the civil unions bill from coming to a full House vote. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on a snow ... More >>
This past Saturday, Colorado Representative Cory Gardner, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, was tapped to offer the Weekly Republican Address on skyrocketing energy costs. But at the same time, a CBS report showed that he's been expending lots of gas on another topic.
Denver blog posts play hurt, like all the great ones. Bronco Talk's Jon Heath shares the argument of the Broncos' Tony Hills, who thinks Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning could coexist on the same squad. Colorado Pols accuses the Denver Post of sanitizing a GOP rally. Denver Stiffs' Colin Neilson on t ... More >>
Some things, once seen, cannot be unseen.There are just some topics that the shorties don't need to have rattling around in their malleable little cranial cavities. Subjects like incarceration, nail fungus, sales tax, methamphetamines, the GOP and proper care of houseplants are ones best rese ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Matt Arnold, the man behind Clear the Bench, which aimed to throw the bums off the Colorado Supreme Court, has been on a losing streak. Colorado Ethics Watch came out on top in a dispute over whether Clear the Bench should have filed as an issues committee (although CEW was assess ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Mike Kopp.Yesterday's ruling by Virginia judge Henry Hudson voiding the health-care-bill requirement that citizens buy insurance may not mean much long-term according to this Washington Post piece, but it's certainly given opponents of what many conservatives call Obamacare an early Christmas ... More >>
Westword is asking readers to help us select a Shmuck of the Year by rolling out a new candidate each week throughout the month of December. The winner -- loser -- will be announced on January 3. Our first candidate was the newly fired Josh McDaniels. This week, say hello to Scott McInnis ... More >>
Fetuses are people, too, according to Personhood USA.Back in 2008, when 21-year-old Kristi Burton was pushing her "Personhood Amendment" -- an aggressively anti-abortion measure that claimed "person" applies to humans from their biological starting point -- even normally anti-choice Republica ... More >>
"Hey, Barack. Remember that public-option thing you used to be so hot on?"Colorado's Michael Bennet is widely seen as being among the most vulnerable Democratic senators in advance of the November 2010 election -- hence President Barack Obama's fundraising visit to Denver last week before a p ... More >>
Ufologists want to claim that aliens are cherry-picking livestock's udders, tongues and organs. However, more plausible theories do exist... ...Desperate and unemployed persons who can no longer afford to buy packaged hot dogs are harvesting the ingredients to make their own. Look below f ... More >>
Dan Maes would like to have his tea and drink it, too.Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is upset about the effort by GOP heavyweights to make Scott McInnis the de facto party standard bearer months before the primary -- and he says lots of tea party members will express the same sen ... More >>
"Can't we all just get along?"Political observers have spent a lot of time har-dee-har-ing at Scott McInnis over the years -- and indeed, he's made plenty of errors and gaffes during his time in the public eye. Note his prediction that fellow Republican Bob Schaffer would lose the 2008 Senat ... More >>
Dick Wadhams isn't leading the "Run Tom" parade. But he swears he's not putting up roadblocks, either.Yesterday, Tom Tancredo confirmed his plans to run for governor now that state senator Josh Penry has dropped out of the race. That throws a kink into frontrunner Scott McInnis' dream of a un ... More >>
See! Josh Penry really does want to spend more time with his family.Josh Penry made his decision to pull out of the 2010 gubernatorial race official yesterday, issuing a statement that stops considerably short of formally endorsing his main conservative rival for the office, Scott McInnis. He ... More >>
Behold, our daily tour of the local blogosphere. Send tips. Colorado Republicans react to new GOP boss. They seem to like him. Weird, eh? (Mount Vitrus, via Slapstick Politics) Stimulus money will not keep that highway from crumbling beneath your tires. (Colorado Independent) Builders are total ... More >>
War on Error shows how wrong stereotypes can be.
Armed with deep pockets, Terry Walker mounts a bid for governor.
A mainstream Republican starts what could be a strong run to replace David Skaggs in Congress.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.