Former candidate for Governor and Attorney General George Brauchler took to Twitter yesterday to float an idea seemingly out of nowhere. He said it’s time for Colorado to consider a legislature that has one house apportioned by county rather than population.
Multiple Colorado Republicans voted last week against legislation, now awaiting Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’ signature, aimed at boosting media literacy in public education, even though they would have clearly benefited from media literacy education themselves when they were in school.
A couple years ago, when Trump refused to condemn an attack by white nationalists at a protest in Charlottesville, saying at the time that the violence was caused by “very fine people on both sides,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner jumped in the national media spotlight and called on Trump to “lay blame on white supremacists, on white nationalism, and on hatred.”
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A group of veterans, myself included, spent a week on the border of Mexico and the U.S. at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. While there, I saw some of the most beautiful sights and some of the most heartbreaking. The National Butterfly Center is a place that children and adults (who the locals call “winter Texans”) alike come to see birds and butterflies. It is educational and really fun. Trump’s wall is supposed to go right through the center and destroy a huge part of that ecosystem. Future generations will never be able to enjoy the beauty and education the center provides if the wall goes up.
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Colorado has a great opportunity to improve the health and protect the safety of its citizens, but it is slipping away because of fear and ignorance.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has one dim path to retaining his seat in next year’s election: if Trump becomes popular in Colorado.
Sen. Cory Gardner sure picked a weird time to finally start his “no more dodging questions” policy after years of half-truths and evasions, but I’m for it. While Special Counsel Robert Mueller closes in on Trump’s closest associates — the Nixon-tattooed-Roger Stone the most recently indicted — Gardner suddenly decided that now is the time to endorse Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.
A plot of land, open to any possibility, then ordered by a set of intentions: the town plan. The city street pattern represents the most basic of those intentions. It’s a powerful, resilient element, one too often overlooked as we make our way through our cities and towns. The street plan represents first principles. It’s a template, arising from ideas about how to live: widths of streets, sizes of blocks and neighborhoods, green spaces, functional divisions. All these will govern daily life to a remarkable degree. In the plan resides the resonant structure of the city; its harmonics, a steady hum over which the discordant tune of city life plays. To know a city at the level of the grid and plan is to see the x-ray skeleton of a flesh and blood being.