Aaron Cole

COLE: Dear Dad

Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for your patience dad. Thank you for the most you ever spent on me — your time.

COLE: Background check bill underscores failing of legislative process

How does a bill that the president would sign, 80 percent of Americans agreed with and more than 50 percent of the U.S. Senate voted in favor of, die? A parliamentary procedure called cloture. The universal background check for gun …

COLE: Fox News and I agree for the first, and probably only, time

Coming out in favor of reporter shield laws is about as controversial as reaffirming a “pro apple pie” stance. Saying news organizations deserve the right to protect sources isn’t risky at all. That’s the way it should be. News reporters …

COLE: Dear Obama and Romney, I’m not listening anymore

Dear Presidential Candidates, As an officially unaffiliated voter in Arapahoe County, Colo. with a household income that’s slightly on the wrong side of average for the nation, I think you’ve been talking to me. I hear I’m in your wheelhouse …

COLE: Southern fried CEOs and politics

see-ee-oohz R stoopid. Chik-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy doesn’t only serve a lot of fried chicken, he also shared the mental capacity of one when he got on a radio show broadcasting from the middle of nowhere and spewed politics instead …

COLE: Focus now on mental illness and care

Anyone brave enough to say mental illness doesn’t effect everyone now? There’s no question that the alleged gunman who killed 12 and injured 58 more was severely, very mentally ill. Stockpiling weapons, ammunition and the creation of a circus-like madhouse …

COLE: Here’s what Aurora is like

I’ve gotten a lot of calls from media worldwide are asking the same question over and over today: “What’s Aurora like?” As someone who grew up in this suburb — the last stop east before Kansas City and little brother …

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Natural Fit

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Natural Fit

“Adventure” might not be its middle name — it’s “XV,” the letters, not 15 — but the Crosstrek certainly sounds like an running shoe and requires just as much agility to pronounce it. From here on out, we’ll just call it the Crosstrek and make it easy on ourselves.

Desk Jockey: The NYTimes gets even NYTimesier

Let me first preface this entire thing with: I like the New York Times enough to pay too much to have it delivered to my home every weekend. Having said that, dance critic Alastair Macaulay’s description of the Statue of …

#FASTFRIDAY: What happens when it (almost) all goes wrong?

#FASTFRIDAY: What happens when it (almost) all goes wrong?

Watch champion driver and all-around badass Mark Higgins save a Subaru going 150 mph. The near crash happened almost this time last year at the Isle of Man TT race. Flying around the small British island, setting a record in …