THE MIX

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An evening with political cartoonist Mike Keefe

Dear readers, I know many of you have for years enjoyed the brilliant work of political cartoonist Mike Keefe, who won a Pulitzer at The […] > read more

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Darryl Glenn embraces plan that could cut Social Security, FBI and other key federal programs

Call it fiscal federalism or just plain old Tenth Amendment absolutism. Those who believe the federal government shouldn’t pay for anything that isn’t specifically spelled […] > read more

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The ‘creepy clown’ phenomenon has come to Colorado

  Tyler Hill, the spokesman for the Weld County district attorney’s office in Colorado, never thought he would pen a press release like the one he put out today. […] > read more

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Wednesday night: Green and Libertarian US Senate hopefuls battle at DU

Fresh off their second debate on a college town hall tour, Libertarian Lily Tang Williams and the Green Party’s Arn Menconi will debate Wednesday night in Denver. […] > read more

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Littwin: Clinton won. Trump stunk. Does it matter?

The night went exactly as Hillary Clinton had hoped and, yes, planned (we’ll get back to the  planned aspect of the night, because it turned […] > read more

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The Home Front: More oil-and-gas death coverage, an Air Force colonel found dead at home, and more

Nearly every Colorado newspaper showcased coverage of last night’s presidential debate on the front page. But they also carried local news items. Here’s the morning’s […] > read more

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LIVE DEBATE COVERAGE: Caldara and Littwin on Clinton and Trump

What could we at The Colorado Independent possibly do to capture both the absolute absurdity and the critical importance of tonight’s opening-round debate between Donald Trump and […] > read more

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Mark Udall returns from the wilderness as a Hillary surrogate

  Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall largely disappeared from political life in Colorado after his defeat by Cory Gardner in 2014. Word is that he’s spent a […] > read more

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Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny

The public will never know how Smoky Hill High School ninth-graders scored last spring on English tests that challenged them to do things like interpret […] > read more

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Q&A: Colorado’s Chief Medical Officer on the health impacts of fracking

Last month, The Greeley Tribune published a story with the headline “Weld County health incidents level with rest of state, despite more oil and gas […] > read more

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Littwin and Caldara, ready to rumble

There’s only one duo that’s more oil-and-water, more Mars-and-Venus, more Archie-and-Meathead than Trump/Clinton. It’s our very own Mike Littwin and the Independence Institute’s Jon Caldara. […] > read more

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The Home Front: Deaths in Colorado’s oil-and-gas fields, the tobacco tax, and more

  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel covers homeless issues above and below the fold today, with one piece about a shelter limiting stays by half, […] > read more