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Wiretap: Midterm-election nation, a Republican-heavy America

The voting population swings dramatically to the right in the midterms. That's obviously a big problem for Democrats in 2014. But it might be even a bigger problem for Republicans in 2016....

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October 22, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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...

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October 16, 2014 Events, Upcoming Events

Wiretap: Ebola as limited medical problem; large psychological problem

  An Ebola-infected nurse boarded a Frontier Airlines flight from Dallas to Cleveland, and the Ebola crisis moved to full-blown Ebola panic. It’s not just […]...

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October 16, 2014 The Mix

Wiretap: We designed the chemical weapons we were looking for in Iraq

C.J. Chivers reports on the pre-1992 chemical arms buried in Iraq. They were used in Iraq's war with Iran and then found new victims between 2004 and 2011: American and Iraqi troops....

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October 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Vatican winks at twenty-first century

Church bishops released a document calling for the church to welcome gay people, cohabiting couples and divorcees. It doesn't change church doctrine but, hey......

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Taking aim at the War on Voting

Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos rules on the big lie behind Voter ID laws, finding the Texas version violated both the Equal Protection clause and the Voting Rights Act. She called the law an "unconstitutional poll tax." ...

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October 13, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Columbus Day open thread

  It’s Columbus Day, a federal holiday in celebration of a man who, as some school kids are still being taught, bravely sailed across the […]...

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October 13, 2014 The Mix

Wiretap: In Kansas, little love for the guy they know

He's running as an independent who will caucus with whichever party has the majority. Kansans don't know him, really, which gives him a real chance to defeat Sen. Pat Roberts....

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October 10, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Fear and deafness cut path for Ebola

We can't deal with the virus simply by Tweeting pictures of quarantined dogs in Spain while looking to shut airports and banish images of Africa....

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October 9, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Oil price drop is good news, bad news

It's obviously good news, especially here in the U.S., where lower fuel costs will boost the economy. But, as you might guess, it's not good news for everyone....

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October 8, 2014 Politics, The Beats, 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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