TEEGARDEN: WITNESS TO HISTORY IN THE MAKING
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
With the advent of national healthcare reform come countless changes to how healthcare is delivered and paid for in America.
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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 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?
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
"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.
HUDSON: GREED TOO RESIDES IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
The American political system appears incapable of an honest conversation about the “Great Recession” of the past few years.
PENRY: OUT OF THE CLOSET IN MY SUPPORT OF A DEMOCRAT
Republicans have a hard time figuring out exactly what do in a Denver Mayor’s race. I mean, of course we vote — dutiful and civic-minded patriots that we right-wingers are. But that’s where any semblance of certainty ends in a race like this.
TEEGARDEN: The Civil War Sesquicentennial
Last Tuesday, April 12, was the “official” start of our four-year Sesquicentennial remembrance of the American Civil War. That’s the date in 1861 when the federal Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, was attacked.
JACKSON: JUST IN TIME FOR EARTH DAY
Colorado consumers face a dilemma: How can we continue to conveniently travel on a daily basis to work, school or home while limiting our impact on the environment?