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Author : Luis Toro

GUEST POST: Fixing Colorado’s Broken Campaign Finance Enforcement System

A federal lawsuit is currently challenging Colorado’s unique system under which private citizens enforce campaign finance laws at their own expense in an administrative law […]...

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September 14, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Opinion: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio’s great Spanglish debate

This past Saturday night, I was watching the NBA 3-point shooting contest when my Twitter feed blew up. Apparently Ted Cruz had chewed out Marco […]...

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February 17, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why petty corruption matters

Two recent scandals involving county commissioners show that while Colorado has a reputation for clean government, we’re not immune from public corruption. A Grand County […]...

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December 2, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Blogs, The Mix

Reader’s view: Tax-evader Douglas Bruce’s TABOR keeps voters from raising taxes, even when they thought they did

Anti-tax fanatic and now-convicted tax-evader Douglas Bruce sold us a bill of goods in 1992 when voters approved the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, […]...

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April 28, 2015 Just In, The Blogs, The Mix

Thomas Paine: Dark money operative?

Read websites railing against disclosure, and you might come away thinking there's no difference between Tom Paine’s anonymous pamphlets urging armed revolution and anonymous corporate-funded TV ads attacking political candidates. ...

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March 13, 2015 The Blogs
Mark Udall and the Campaign to End the War

Mark Udall and the Campaign to End the War

There has been a great deal of anguish expressed by local and national progressive bloggers over Rep. Mark Udall’s vote in favor of the Iraq […]...

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June 18, 2007 Uncategorized
When Does an Expat Become an Immigrant?

When Does an Expat Become an Immigrant?

As Congress considers the comprehensive immigration reform plan introduced last week, it is helpful to remember that the United States is not the only country […]...

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May 21, 2007 Uncategorized
The Real Diversity Crisis in Colorado Higher Education

The Real Diversity Crisis in Colorado Higher Education

Before Brad Jones earned notoriety for his role in the scandal over coordination between his partisan Republican website and state legislative employees, he cut his […]...

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April 20, 2007 Uncategorized
Red or Green?

Red or Green?

There is still over a year and a half remaining before Americans go to the polls to elect the next president, but the campaign silly […]...

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March 19, 2007 Politics
Journalism is Interactive

Journalism is Interactive

When Colorado Confidential is presented with a Mark of Excellence Award from the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists next month, it will be an all-too-rare […]...

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February 18, 2007 Uncategorized

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7/20/18 The Red Tent

Red Tent Bazaar Fundraiser for The Colorado Independent Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and laughter to benefit The […]

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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