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For millions of working parents like me, the juggling act between our homes and offices gets even more frantic as our kids head back to school. My daughter just started kindergarten. Some days, I’m proud of how my husband and I manage the demands of our jobs while also taking care of her and my […]


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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., right, points to Democratic candidate for Colorado's secretary of state office, Betsy Markey, before former President Bill Clinton makes appearance at a high school in Aurora, Colo., to promote the state's Democratic candidates in the upcoming general election on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

I’ve always thought it was a matter of time — or should I say timing? — before Michael Bennet pledged to support the Iran nuclear deal. As I put it in an earlier version of this column, it could happen at any moment. And it has. The other day I joked-Tweeted that I had Bennet […]


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QUID HAS HEARD that you, dear reader, have been waiting ever so patiently for the previously promised rebuttal to Mayor Steve Hogan’s soirée outside the Municipal Center last week. The threat of those afternoon storm clouds kept Quid’s snoopers away from the confab, but the miracle of modern technology — specifically, some city worker’s smartphone […]


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Some white Americans are just petrified of communities of color. We see the fear every time our Republican colleagues introduce “Make My Day Better” legislation or similar bills that give people a legal defense to use deadly force on any individual they “believe” may be committing a crime


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Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but in the year in which small-d democracy — for both good and ill — has taken over the presidential season, the Colorado Republican establishment has chosen to opt out of the process. If there’s a fever out there — and there undoubtedly is — the typically anti-vax Republicans have […]


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The death-penalty conversation we have been promised in Colorado may be over before it has had a chance to begin. What else is there to think after a jury rejects the death penalty for convicted mass murderer Dexter Lewis only weeks after another death-qualified jury rejected the penalty for convicted mass murderer James Holmes? If […]


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As public servants representing House District 35 and Senate District 21 in the Colorado legislature, we often meet with our community to learn about their concerns and their hopes and dreams.  What we hear often is that they worry that they are one accident, one illness and one tragedy away from complete financial devastation because […]


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