Guest Columns

TEEGARDEN: HEROES OF THE PAST

‘Reaper Case,’ ‘Neptune’ and remembrances

In last week’s column, about Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, I incorrectly referred to the lawsuit that brought Abraham Lincoln and his future Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, together for the first time as a “railroad litigation matter.” In fact, it was a “patent litigation matter.”‘Reaper Case,’ ‘Neptune’ and remembrances

TEEGARDEN: POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABE LINCOLN WORTH STUDYING

Team of Rivals doesn’t apply to just Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin published Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, in 2005. I knew I couldn’t go wrong, with one of my favorite historians writing about my favorite President.

TEEGARDEN: WHY WAS SLAVERY OMITTED FROM THE READINGS?

Understanding Constitution requires more than the sanitized ‘children’s book version’

When writing my Civil War column, I often refer to the terrific opportunity we have to revisit our nation’s history during this sesquicentennial remembrance. Hopefully, we can do so with an eye toward better understanding the complex journey America has taken to get to the present, as well as our responsibility to continue that journey into the future.

HUDSON: DCPA OFFERS ENGAGING ENTERTAINMENT

Chamber Cirque and a few romantic meals

TRACES by 7 Fingers through May 14 at the Stage Theater at the DCPA, and FIVE COURSE LOVE, A Lip Smacking Musical Comedy, by Gregg Coffin through June 19 at the Garner Galleria Theater.

The Denver Center Theater Company has stepped outside its traditional role as a purveyor of scripts in favor of a high-energy circus entertainment featuring seven former members of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL companies.

TEEGARDEN: WITNESS TO HISTORY IN THE MAKING

White House celebrations and serenades, then and now — all part of American history

Watching the joyous crowd of revelers assembled outside the White House on Sunday evening, May 1, 2011, my thoughts wandered to descriptions of crowds at the White House in Abraham Lincoln’s day about the very different White House environment of Abraham Lincoln’s time.

CLARK: IT MAKES SMART ECONOMIC SENSE FOR COLORADO

Investing in mental healthcare isn’t crazy

With the advent of national healthcare reform come countless changes to how healthcare is delivered and paid for in America.

From Boston to Guantanamo, Adams’ legacy is alive in lawyers of today

Special to The Colorado Statesman

After the Boston Massacre, John Adams recalled his representation of the British captain and eight soldiers accused of murder following the skirmish involving a crowd of protesting colonists that left five dead.

TEEGARDEN: OUR WORK REMAINS UNFINISHED…

The Civil War as America’s Iliad and Odyssey? Or maybe our Richard III

The American Civil War is often referred to as our nation's Iliad. As an enthusiastic fan of both U.S. history and Greek mythology, I’ve always enjoyed that wonderful, “Life Imitates Art” analogy. Until recently.

THE WEBBCAST: WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE LEGISLATURE?

Growing the next crop of leaders in Colorado

Is it just my imagination, or do things seem less rancorous around the Statehouse as we head into the home stretch? There’s still the partisan back and forth about redistricting, but the 2012 budget got passed, and that’s a significant step.

SMITH: FORMER LEGISLATOR IMPARTED MANY LESSONS

Paul Sandoval — always true to his word

"One time Joe (Shoemaker) needed a vote on a workman’s compensation bill and asked me for it early in the session. I was a freshman and agreed. Soon, however, representatives from organized labor came down hard on me. They were lobbying very hard to kill this bill and wanted my vote. I told them that I had given my word to Joe but they still urged me to vote against the bill. So I went to Joe to explain my problem.