Coloradans for Prosperity's get-out-the-vote initiative assigned a letter grade to to voters in attempt to get them to turn in their ballots. Many people who received the mailers in the week before the 2019 election said they'd never missed voting and so were perplexed by the communication from the issue committee supporting Prop. CC. (The Colorado Sun)

Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks