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We’re All Just Grenades in the Partisan Wars

No matter how serious the issue, the political class seems pathologically determined to present everything as a fun-and-games, red-versus-blue battle whose only important consequences have to do with the next election.

Posted on May 2, 2014 READ MORE



Rockies Flora Show Climate Impact

The warming climate has caused widespread change in the flora of one meadow in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a painstaking study over nearly 40 years reveals.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 READ MORE


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Fracking Bans Gaining Popularity All Over the Place

Americans aren’t the only ones against fracking.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 READ MORE



California Gov. Jerry Brown on Legalizing Pot: Americans ‘Need to Stay Alert’

California Governor Jerry Brown isn’t so stoked about the prospect of legalizing marijuana, and his reasons are surprisingly pragmatic.

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 READ MORE


As Marijuana Becomes Legal

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Reefer Sanity Takes Hold in Colorado

Seven years before legal marijuana went on sale this month in my home state of Colorado, the drug warriors in President George W. Bush’s administration released an advertisement that is now worth revisiting.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE



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As Goes Colorado, So Goes the Nation?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, formerly opposed, now reportedly backs loosening some restrictions on marijuana use by medical patients, as support for legalizing pot grows like, well, a weed.

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 READ MORE



Satire: ‘I Smoked Pot With David Brooks’

If you’ve read David Brooks’ column about weed, in which The New York Times scribe presents himself as a once-cool kid who got wise and found more fulfilling and morally sound pleasures in the conservative movement, then you know it’s begging to be made fun of.

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 READ MORE


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Mile High: Denver Celebrates 2014 With Legal Recreational Marijuana

The times, they are a changin’, and in Denver, you can tell by the smoke signals.

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Ending the Fire Zone Subsidy

As the Denver Post previously reported, between 1990 and 2000, more than a third of all homes built in America were built in the so-called Wildland-Urban Interface—aka the fire red zones.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE


Learning From a Thousand-Year Flood

Two months before my Colorado community was overwhelmed this week by epic rains, our state’s chief oil and gas regulator, Matt Lepore, berated citizens concerned about the ecological impact of hydraulic fracturing and unbridled drilling.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 READ MORE


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Floods Damage Colorado Oil and Gas Drilling Sites; Leaks Feared

Environmentalists and state inspectors are trying to track thousands of oil and gas wells, pipelines and fracking storage tanks to determine the scope of impairment from the region’s massive floods. “They’re just overwhelmed,” one expert says.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Colorado’s Morality Lesson on Guns

You have to hand it to the gun manufacturers lobby. Children may be slaughtered, the death toll from firearms may keep mounting, but these guys are unrelenting and know how to play politics.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings From ‘Weather Report’

Will the death and devastation from this week’s flood in Colorado simply pass us by as a mere spectacle?

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Colorado Rainfall Threatens Flood Rescues

Severe rain is stymieing the efforts of rescuers to save people stranded by severe flooding between the Rocky Mountain foothills and the plains of northeastern Colorado.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE


The Lessons of Colorado’s Gun Debate

The day after this week’s elections, the National Rifle Association got exactly what it wanted.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Never Again Enough

The crucial question for Phoenix, for the Colorado, and for the greater part of the American West is this: How long will the water hold out?

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE


Scahill on Obama’s Admitted Killings of Americans

The Obama administration’s unprecedented acknowledgement that four Americans were killed in U.S. drone strikes overseas—including one whose death was not previously reported—“raises more questions than it answers,” Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation and author of the new book “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” told “Democracy Now!” on Thursday.

Posted on May 23, 2013 READ MORE



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‘It’s No Different Than a Seatbelt in a Car’

In addition to bulletproof whiteboards, some U.S. schools are weighing the benefits of adopting uniforms lined with ballistic material that can stop a 9 mm bullet traveling at 400 meters per second.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE



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The U.N. Needs to Sober Up

An international body immersed in one drug (alcohol) yet telling governments to outlaw an objectively less harmful drug (marijuana) is biting comedy.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Should Taxpayers Be Funding Private Schools That Teach Creationism?

We’ve pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn’t private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



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What Congress Should Do About Gun Control

Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE


Coaches Over the Common Good

This is the microcosmic lesson of the University of Colorado’s recent decision to pay a new football coach $2 million a year. The move - and the reaction to it - is a perfect illustration of America’s values, or lack thereof.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 READ MORE



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A Growing Water Deficit in the West

A three-year study by the Department of the Interior has concluded that a hotter, drier climate is threatening the water supply for 40 million people who depend on the Colorado River.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE


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Pot Is Officially Legal in Colorado, Allen West Is a Sore Loser, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s take on the Michigan “right to work” battle and the Republican National Committee’s attempt to figure out what went wrong in the 2012 election.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Washington to Decriminalize Pot Without DOJ Guidance

Adults will be able to legally smoke marijuana beginning Thursday in Washington state. However, officials there are concerned about the lack of guidelines from the Department of Justice given that the federal government still considers the drug illegal.

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Ending the Drug War: The Next Serious Step Through the Haze of Comedy

What’s next? Amid all the munchie-themed jokes from reporters, political elites and late-night comedians, this remains the overarching question after Coloradans voted overwhelmingly to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in the same way alcohol is already legalized, regulated and taxed.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


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Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana

Voters in Colorado and Washington passed legislation Tuesday that effectively legalizes recreational marijuana use in those two states.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE



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Time to Play the Race Card—Again

Republicans are ending this campaign where they began four years ago, questioning the legitimacy of an elected black president with an odd (to us) name.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 READ MORE


In Defense of the Undecided Voter

A confession: I recently received my Colorado ballot but, even though my state will play a key role in the presidential election, I still haven’t voted.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Democrats, Especially, Struggle to Register New Voters

A Guardian survey of six swing states finds new voter registration markedly down from 2008 levels, particularly among Democrats. A lack of enthusiasm could be to blame, as could the nationwide effort by Republican-controlled state legislatures to make it more difficult to vote.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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What Romney Supporters Said at a Denver Rally

President Obama has defanged the military, gave his first interview to Muslim journalists and “seeks to purposefully bankrupt and bring about the downfall of America,” fans of Mitt Romney argued at a campaign event Monday.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Legendary Football Quarterback Endorses Mitt Romney

In his best effort to appear knowledgeable about matters of social importance, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway cutely endorsed Mitt Romney ahead of the presidential debate in the Mile High City on Wednesday.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE


Drug Dealers Protecting Their Turf

Colorado is the frontline in the war on marijuana. Will voters trust that their beer-mogul-turned-governor is actually worried about health and children?

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Arise, Facebook Nation

If social networks helped mobilize Egyptians to confront Hosni Mubarak’s tanks and men, shouldn’t they also be able to take on a PAC, even one as powerful as that belonging to the National Rifle Association?

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Colorado Shooting Suspect Charged With 142 Counts

James Eagan Holmes was formally charged Monday in the Colorado movie theater shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 injured.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Morgan Jones, Reporter on the Spot

It was early in the morning on July 20, when most people were asleep, that 18-year-old Morgan Jones began informing the world about the unfolding massacre in Aurora, Colo.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Gun Sales Are Through the Roof

In reaction to the deadly shooting spree in Aurora, Colo., Americans are stockpiling their own arsenals. Sales are up across the land, from Georgia to California.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Colorado Shooting Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

James Holmes, the man suspected of going on a deadly shooting rampage inside a Colorado movie theater at a midnight showing of the new Batman film, faced a judge for the first time on Monday.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE



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The ‘Dark Knight’: 3 Hours of Apathy

We want it to be good. We certainly don’t want it to be the occasion for tragedy. What we are forced to settle for, though, is aimlessness.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Shooting Rampage in Colorado

A gunman opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing a dozen people, wounding scores of others, and inviting a national debate about gun laws and mental health policy.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE



Obama, Romney and Giffords React to Colorado Theater Shootings, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mayor Bloomberg on gun control and who’s skipping the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


The Gag Rule on Guns

For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation’s attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Gunman Kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight’ Screening

A gunman shot up the audience at a premiere of the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning. Twelve people were killed and 59 injured by tear gas and bullets during the tragedy.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


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