The Republican National Committee announced last week that two of the six cities -- Las Vegas and Cincinnati -- that were vying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016 have dropped out. That means the 24 members of the site-selection committee will now pay visits only to Dallas, Cleveland ... More >>
Earlier this month, we noted that Denver had made the latest cut of cities being considered to host the 2016 Republican National Convention -- and today, GOP advisers are reportedly in town to scout the city. Where should they visit to get a sense of the Mile High City beyond the usual tourist attr ... More >>
Denver blog posts enjoy bag lunches -- but not douchebag lunches. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader whose favorite restaurants are those at which he's unlikely to encounter any hipsters. Coyote Gulch on the GOP's renewed attack on the Endangered Species Act. ... More >>
Denver blog posts are dear and beloved. At our Backbeat blog, Shea Serrano describes his dream funeral requirements. Hip hop, don't stop. Coyote Gulch asks: What Does the Return of El Niño Mean for Colorado? Colorado Pols quotes Tom Tancredo as predicting GOP victories in 2014 based on an "Impea ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Wouldn't you like to e-mail tips about great local blogs? Hope so. Ski season is on its way out. And it was not a good one. (5280) Dems urge sentencing reform, but GOP doesn't want to let criminals "in our homes." Might there be something in the middle? (Colorado Pols) Nuggets-Hornets: Reliving G ... 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 totally ... More >>
This is the Friday edition of our daily exploration of local blogs. It's just like the other editions, only it knocks off early to drink thirteen Coors Lights, eat hot wings and argue about the BCS all night. Send blog tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.The total Washington outsider Tom Daschle make ... More >>
For lease: the luckiest building in Denver. Four years ago, this space at 11th Avenue and Bannock Street was home to the Ken Salazar for Senate campaign -- a race that Colorado's then-attorney general won easily when the Republicans lined up behind Peter Coors, whose candidacy fell flatter than ... More >>
Restaurants across Denver have been booked for real political parties during the DNC. All the usual suspects -- the Capital Grille, the Buckhorn Exchange, Dixons -- have been contracted, and in some cases closed, for private events. And then there are the unusual suspects. Yesterday, I was stunned ... More >>
With its June 30 edition, the National Public Radio offering Talk of the Nation launched a new series entitled "Issues Monday." According to the program's web page, "advisers from each campaign can join the program in the coming weeks to discuss their candidate's policies on Iraq, energy, immigratio ... 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.