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|When A Blogger Runs For Office
I've been blogging on Daily Kos and a number of other progressive national blogs (HuffPo, FireDog Lake, CO Pols, etc.) for about ten years. Hundreds of thousands of words later, I thought I pretty ...
|Senator Udall Promises “Bold and Productive Action” To Fight Sexual Assaults In The Military
Responding to growing reports of sexual abuse and harassment within the United States military, U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) announced today he will take a leading role by working on both sides of ...
|Is the "Bennet Strategy" Working for the DCCC In CO?
It's obvious from the way the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is handling their support of various candidates in Colorado's Congressional races that they are using the Bennet ...
|Secret Romney Video Surfaces: Yikes!
A tracker attended a fundraiser for Mitt Romney earlier this year and filmed Romney speaking very candidly to friends and supporters about what he really thinks about the President of the United ...
|Joe Miklosi's New TV Ad Clobbers Coffman
Congressional Candidate Joe Miklosi released a hard-hitting ad today on You Tube, indicating it will begin playing tomorrow on television. Miklosi hit all of the major bullet points he needed to ...
|Women in Politics: Why Do We Put Up With Misogyny?
The Akin (achin') gaffes and the many other stories of late in the War Against Women have not only put a microscope on reproductive rights for women, but raised much larger questions. "Why do women ...
|Aurora Shootings: What Victim's Families Want To Tell Us But Can't
I live about ten miles away from the shootings in Aurora, and spent much of yesterday talking to people who were directly affected. One woman's friend died. Another friend lost a coworker. Another ...
|Writing History... "retroactively"
Author's Note: This diary has been updated every time I thought of another #retroactively joke. Ed Gillespie, Mitt Romney's top campaign adviser, stated Sunday on "State of the Union" that Romney ...
|Udall, Salazar: What ObamaCare Will Mean To Colorado
Obama Administration Regional Director in Health and Human Services, Marguerite Salazar, was in Denver Monday to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) and what it means for ...
|John Hickenlooper's Great Idea: TBD Citizen's Summit
I spent Saturday at TBD -- a very lame name for a pretty cool idea. Governor Hickenlooper wanted to bring together one thousand civic leaders from all over the state, educate them on the basics of ...
|Not Just Another Key Demographic
A facebook friend of mine, who happens to also be a Latino activist, posted the following great analysis of recent political attempts to win him over: It's fascinating how white Republicans seem ...
|Rothenberg, Cook: Miklosi Can Win In CO CD6
"This is Democrats' best opportunity to pick up a seat in the entire Mountain West." - The Cook Political Report Both Cook and Rothenberg Political Reports believe Joe Miklosi has a good chance ...
|Breaking: CO Governor Declares Special Session for Civil Unions
BREAKING, per Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post via twitter: Governor Hickenlooper to call for a special session; the agenda includes civil unions. What a difference 12 hours makes! Meanwhile, ...
|A Call To Arms and Underwear
Dear Women of Colorado (And The Men Who Love Them), While you've been busy raising your children, going to work, and caring for everyone around you, Tea Party crazies have been trying to take away ...
|Thousands Rally in Denver for Access to Women's Health Care
Thousands of Colorado men and women participated in "We Are Women" events on Saturday, which included a Rally, a March/Parade, pre- and post-event concerts, and a flashmob at the Colorado State ...
|It's Official: CO CD6 Miklosi Is Red To Blue
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced fourteen new Congressional races that have qualified for the Democratic "Red To Blue" program to win back the US House of Representatives, and CD6 Candidate Joe ...
|Thousands To March In Denver Saturday
Supporting Women’s Exclusive Right To Make Own Decisions On April 28th, 2012, at 9:30am, thousands of Colorado women and their family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek ...
|Over My Dead Body (Literally)
Republicans have declared a War On Women, attempting to take away their right to make their own health care decisions, including the use of contraception for family planning and medical reasons. They'
|CO Fetuses Given Personhood Status in HB 1130
From State Rep Daniel Kagan (D): This morning, on a party line vote, Colorado House Republicans passed a bill imposing "person hood". The party-line vote was 33-32. HB12-1130, sponsored by Rep. ...
|Former CO Congressional Candidate Breaks Silence On Coffman, Farber and Miklosi
Those who know Former CO CD6 Candidate Hank Eng, know he is a man of integrity and few words. Hank rarely grabs the media spotlight for himself. Last night, Hank sent this message, and gave me ...
|Breaking: "First Degree Homicide Of The Unborn Child Bill" Passes CO House On Second Reading
Horrible news for women's rights from the state House tonight. From State Rep Daniel Kagan (D) regarding HB 12-1130: "...we were unable to prevent the Republican majority in the House from passing ...
|Rush Smackdown and Women Unite
When the GOP decided to create a fictitious "war on religion" to smear President Obama, and chose contraception coverage for employees of religiously-based hospitals and universities as their battle-...
|The Political Life of Dr. Seuss
Today is Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday. Children everywhere honor it by wearing red-and-white-striped top hats, eating green eggs and ham, and reading Hop On Pop . Most people do not realize that the "...
|Calling on CO's Straight Progressives -- Step Up To The Plate
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came ...
|Bigotry, Prejudice, and CO's Civil Unions Bill
When I was a little girl living three miles outside of Detroit in a small house with eleven residents (my parents and nine children), my Dad had regular poker games in our garage. The garage was a ...
|2012: The War on Women's Bodies -- How to Respond Legislatively in CO
Pro-zygote, anti-woman bills are being presented all across the nation, in an effort to awaken the evangelical Republican base before the election of 2012. Most of these bills have been written by, ...
|CO HB 12-1049: Bringing Common Sense To Education
Colorado State Representative Judy Solano recently introduced CO HB 12-1049, giving parents the authority to decide if their child should take the TCAP (formerly CSAP) exams, or allow them to be ...
|Battleground in CO CD6: Joe Miklosi or Brandon Shaffer?
Rumor has it CO Senator Brandon Shaffer, current candidate for CD4, will be deciding this week whether or not to jump into the CD6 race, abandoning his campaign in CD4. My guess is, he’s waiting ...
|Things Turn Ugly At Occupy Denver
I was at the Democratic Women's Summit with a few hundred other women, a couple of blocks from the Capitol today. A newspaper reporter I know (I'll let him tell his own story) whispered to me there ...
|The Grown-Up In The Room: DPS candidate Emily Sirota
Denver may have one of the most heated school board races in the nation. Faction fighters on both sides of the political debate at Denver Public Schools would have you believe their opponents do not ...
|The Occupy Movement: Who They Are And What They Want||njcronk||10/16/2011||2||1||-||20|
|How Tea-Party Conservatives Framed the Debt Ceiling Debate
During the two weeks of counting down the debt ceiling vote deadline, I couldn't figure out how the GOP had managed to convince so many Americans the debt ceiling should not be raised. Voting to ...
|Ashton Kutcher Vs. Owner - Denver's Westword
Protecting the people from corporate greed and abuse is a non-stop effort for progressive community organizers and political activists. In the organizer's toolbox are a number of tools: community ...
|Taking Back the Streets
Fourth of July festivities abound in Colorado this weekend, and many legislators will practice their retail politicking at parades, marches, firework displays and other photo opportunities. One ...
|Quick FAQs about Colorado's "Johns" Bill
CO SB 85, the "john's bill" or demand-side diversion program, is in the House for second reading today. What is it? SB 85 attempts to save young people from sexual slavery, by giving ...
|John's School / Anti-Slavery Bill Heard Today in CO
I am excited to be joining friends -- international anti-trafficking expert Beth Klein and Colorado activist/organizer Debbie Fischer, along with a slate of bipartisan supporters, to testify on ...
|Proud Member of the Spiritual Left
Recently, one of my facebook friends acknowledged me for helping her realize she could be religious and also be politically on the left. I was floored. Has the Republican party co-opted religion so ...
|Letter To Scott Walker
Dear Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Thank you for your assistance in bringing together workers from every walk of life: teachers, firefighters, police officers, government employees, nurses, ...
|Wolves Want To Eat Your Children: Education Reform Made Simple
A friend of mine sent an email to me that said, "I don't understand all of this education reform stuff. I don't know the difference between vouchers and charter schools and magnet ...
|The New Face of the Colorado Democratic Party -- Reorganization Highlights
Something magical happened yesterday. Parking at the Colorado Convention Center involves driving up a narrow, tight, concrete spiral at a very low speed -- again and again and again, until one ...
|Hundreds of Thousands Protest Saturday; 3000 in Denver
Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states this week, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin. The rallies were a joint effort ...
|CO's Ken Buck: No Science, No Disease Research
Supporters of Ken Buck love to say he is the moderate choice for the US Senate from Colorado. They have tried to distance themselves from the Tea Party, and quote him as "softening" on all kinds of ...
|Rachel Maddow: Michael Bennet nails Ken Buck on Flip-flops||njcronk||10/09/2010||16||26||-||112|
|Ken Buck: Pro-Life Extremist
In a recent interview by Colorado Pols blogger David Thielen, CO Senate candidate Ken Buck reiterates his statement that he does not believe in ...
|Bennet vs. Romanoff: A Matter Of Integrity
While organizing progressives after Barack Obama's election around health care reform, I spent a lot of time with Senator Michael Bennet's staff, and with Senator Bennet, attending countless events ...
|Susan Daggett on: The Real Michael Bennet
US Senator Michael Bennet was appointed by CO Governor Bill Ritter, to fill the seat left vacant when Ken Salazar was appointed to the Obama Administration as Secretary of the Interior. Observers ...
|"Dayenu!" The Change We Need Now.
This week, President Barack Obama will sit down with his family, as well as Jewish friends and staff members, at an interfaith Seder to share in the celebration of Passover. Passover is about ...
|The Super Seven -- Colorado’s Congressional Health Care Heroes
Fifteen months ago, the world was changed when we elected Barack Obama as our next President. After eight years of the Bush administration, there were many problems to tackle – the biggest ...
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