Author : John Tomasic

Horrible college GOP ad: Young woman luvs “Bob Boo-Pray”

  A group called the College Republican National Committee has produced swing-state video ads comparing candidates for governor to wedding dresses. I will write that […]...

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October 1, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Beauprez would end programs providing teen contraception, immigrant drivers licenses

  Republican candidate for governor Bob Beauprez in debate with Gov. John Hickenlooper last night went on a mini-I’ll repeal it! tear: He said he’d […]...

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October 1, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014

Second guv debate: Hickenlooper’s head versus Beauprez’s gut

  DENVER — Republican challenger Bob Beauprez Tuesday night pitched himself as a gutsy decision-maker in his second debate with Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. It […]...

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October 1, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Supreme Court to begin reviewing gay marriage cases

Many believe Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that overturned Utah's gay marriage ban, will be among the most-compelling to the justices. ...

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September 29, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Sidebar: Gordon ‘Dr. Chaps’ Klingenschmitt among crowd at Lamborn ‘liberty’ talk

  When Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn on Tuesday told a small crowd in a bar-basement in Colorado Springs that he and other Republican lawmakers were […]...

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September 26, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Rep. Lamborn urging generals who disagree with Obama to resign

  Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said that “behind the scenes” he and other Republican members of Congress were encouraging military officers to resign in […]...

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September 25, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

The three big problems with the Republican ‘over the counter’ contraception pitch

  In the top election campaigns in Colorado, the issue of women’s reproductive rights has been front and center for half a year, and it’s […]...

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September 25, 2014 Elections 2014, Health, Politics, The Beats

In third CD6 debate, Romanoff comes out swinging, Coffman keeps head down

  DENVER — Former state Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff played to win in Tuesday night’s 6th District Denver Post debate. Congressman Mike Coffman […]...

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September 24, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

The kids are all right: Students are the story in JeffCo curriculum clash

The Jefferson County School Board majority seems confused about whom they're serving. No one calls bullshit like kids call bullshit....

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September 24, 2014 Education, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

JeffCo students walk out, join in battle over proposed curriculum reform

  A student-walkout movement that started small yesterday, with dozens of Evergreen High School initiating the action, has spread today, with reports that hundreds of […]...

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September 23, 2014 Civil Rights

Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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