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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Behind the funnies: Political cartooning with 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 […]...

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September 27, 2016 Events, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Upcoming Events

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 […]...

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September 27, 2016 Blog, Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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. […]...

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September 27, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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. […]...

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September 27, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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 […]...

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September 27, 2016 Just In, Littwin, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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 […]...

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September 27, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

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 […]...

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September 26, 2016 Events, Just In, Littwin, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

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 […]...

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September 26, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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 […]...

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September 26, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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. […]...

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September 26, 2016 Events, Just In, Littwin, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

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Behind the funnies: Political cartooning with 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 […]

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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 […]

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