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JENSEN: Hard to Trust Obama on Islamic State

JENSEN: Hard to Trust Obama on Islamic State

No wonder he has adopted President Bush’s concept of a “Coalition of the Willing” to fight ISIS. It’s a commonsense approach that he mocked as a candidate and has come to embrace.

DUPUY: The Dumb Debate: Big vs Small

DUPUY: The Dumb Debate: Big vs Small

But because we’re so caught up in the big vs. small question—we reject savings and scoff at sound ideas

PERRY: Despite Denver’s demands, Aurora won’t sit quietly in the back of the Colfax bus

PERRY: Despite Denver’s demands, Aurora won’t sit quietly in the back of the Colfax bus

This is the kind of dumb stuff Denver comes up with, and then it is shocked — shocked and dismayed — when people outside call “stupid” when they see it

Littwin: Straight face on Gardner? You try it.

Littwin: Straight face on Gardner? You try it.

So Gardner is officially against personhood and he’s officially for personhood, which he explains by saying that his co-sponsorship is just a way to send a message

JENSEN: Do Celebs Really Need the FBI?

JENSEN: Do Celebs Really Need the FBI?

So why is the FBI wasting valuable time and talent searching for hackers who stole naked selfies and cellphone porn videos from wealthy celebrities who are stupid enough to put recordings of their naked behavior on cellphones and “clouds?”

PERRY: The road to voter hell is paved with election antics from Coffman and Romanoff

PERRY: The road to voter hell is paved with election antics from Coffman and Romanoff

Coffman is doing the same thing he’s attacking Andrew for by misleadingly defaming him, instead of hitting Andrew right between the policies, which is what he needs to do

Littwin: So much money, so little speech

Littwin: So much money, so little speech

Thanks to the Supreme Court, we have stripped away all the pretenses about money and politics. Money is speech. Speech is money. PACs have evolved (devolved?) into Super PACs and Super PAC dark money has become the black hole of politics

DUPUY: Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

DUPUY: Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

When it comes to Africa, whether we’re talking about Ebola, AIDS, extreme poverty, or religious extremism—the conversation should be more triage than finger wagging. What is the quickest way to help the most people in these countries? First and foremost: economic opportunity—growth

QUIDNUNC: A ruse by any other name is Quid

QUIDNUNC: A ruse by any other name is Quid

Quid doesn’t wear a lot of pants either, if you’re wondering

PERRY: Aurora's Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

PERRY: Aurora’s Plains Conservation Center gives farm-to-table cuisine a kick in the grass

Much of Denver is unaware that asphalt and concrete are not native ground covers, and that when Europeans moved into the area almost 200 years ago, there were fewer native trees along the Front Range grasslands than there were native people