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Author : John Tomasic

Wiretap: In Ottawa, a good guy with a gun

The sergeant-at-arms of the Canadian Parliament's name is Kevin Vickers. He is 58 years old, and here's how the lethal madness at the Canadian capitol ended yesterday. ...

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October 23, 2014 The Mix

Enviro group delivers two-minute ‘TV specials’ blasting Gardner

  The ads each spin out well beyond a normal 30-second TV commercial and now there are two of them playing in Colorado. They mimic […]...

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October 22, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

EPA to Senator Inhofe: Sorry, yes, we will be looking into fracking and water safety

One of the oil-and-gas industry's top champions on Capitol Hill and one of the country's most high-profile climate science deniers has been handed a defeat by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is going forward with its fracking study....

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October 21, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: Snowden wants an open trial, Ellsberg style

"I've told the government again and again that if they’re prepared to offer an open trial, a fair trial, and I’m allowed to make my case to the jury, I would love to do so. But they’ve declined."...

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October 21, 2014 The Mix

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners: We’re suing secretary of state, Ethics Watch

Colorado’s rough-and-tumble politics firearm-liberty group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is headed back to court. It is suing the secretary of state’s office and nonprofit Colorado […]...

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October 20, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014

Denver band Gilstraps wraps-up election season kind of perfectly

  Disclosure: I know not a thing about the Gilstraps. They sent me this song yesterday. It was a well-timed email because the song, called […]...

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October 20, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014

The Snowden era: Tom Engelhardt interviews Laura Poitras

  As voters begin casting their ballots in Colorado, many have lamented the issue-free campaigns that have dominated this year’s midterm election season. One of […]...

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October 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: A ‘dark day for democracy’ in Texas

"If voters can't be protected after findings of intentional racial discrimination and a permanent injunction in a case where there was a year of discovery, nine days of trial and a comprehensive District Court opinion, when will they be?"...

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October 20, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

DemocracyNow! on Colorado’s top two election races, featuring Mike Littwin

Colorado politics is U.S. politics in miniature and not at all pleasant. Yet! Littwin and Goodman manage to make the state of affairs interesting and entertaining....

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October 17, 2014 Elections 2014, The Mix

DemocracyNow! on Marvin Booker, featuring Susan Greene

DemocracyNow! host Amy Goodman this morning spoke with Pastor Reginald Holmes and Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene on the historic excessive-force verdict handed down against Denver on Tuesday....

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October 17, 2014 The Mix

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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