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During the night before Presidents Day, I lay awake for hours trying to decide who was my favorite president. About 2 a.m. I had an epiphany that the best president ever in my book was Theodore Roosevelt. Why did I pick him? This is my reasoning: … more
Boy, the run up to the Super Bowl sure was exciting this year, wasn’t it? Of course, the game was, um, shall we say ... disappointing (read: a fiasco, an embarrassment). But that doesn’t change what happened in the days running up to it. The … more
We asked readers what their favorite things to do in the winter were. more
I’ve been thinking a lot about language lately, specifically foreign languages. And — appropriately enough, with the recent focus on the world’s athletes at the Winter Olympics — I’m fascinated with speakers of foreign languages. I have … more
A high school student kills a classmate. Another sets himself on fire. Still another murders his mother. Those things happened in Denver’s suburbs in a recent six-week span. Across the country, media reports tell far and wide of teenagers … more
As someone who covers the state Legislature, it's common for me to write about lawmakers who fight like cats and dogs. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Legislators will tell you that more than 90 percent of bills are passed with bipartisan support. No … more
I don’t like Justin Beiber. I find him appalling. When I see photos of him sitting in the front row for a professional basketball game with two imposing bodyguards standing behind him blocking the view of regular people, I’m disgusted. But … more
Someone, perhaps her mother, left her on a bench near a bus stop in Beijing. Because she had no identification records of any kind, doctors estimated she was about 3 years old based on weight and height. A woman found her and took her to a … more
The public policy distortions the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) has created in Colorado are not readily apparent to the average voter. For the most part, taxpayers have been inclined to believe that TABOR has guaranteed them a veto over tax … more
Congress, after months of prolonged bickering turned into years of unnecessary gridlock, finally passed a full, long-term farm bill. That means strengthened conservation programs, additional resources for managing our forests, funding for rural … more
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