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Krieger: A lonely Colorado conservative makes the case for one person, one vote

In the real-time Schitt’s Creek we call 2020, Colorado’s Proposition 113 barely registers on the wacko-meter. But its peculiarities carry echoes of a time when political parties mattered more to our democracy than cable news gasbags. The most obvious oddity of Prop 113 is it asks voters to approve something — Colorado’s participation in the […]

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Krieger: John Hickenlooper has left himself open to attacks on oil and gas

In an act of remarkable if not surprising hypocrisy, the climate change-denying Republican Party is attacking former Gov. John Hickenlooper for not being tough enough on the oil and gas industry. Unfortunately for Hickenlooper, the criticism is accurate. The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s latest ad targets Hickenlooper for the 2017 home explosion in Firestone that […]

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Krieger: Romanoff has some questions planned for Hick this week

By now, the pattern is familiar. A progressive candidate captures the imagination of Colorado’s Democratic Party activists, dominates the caucuses and emerges from the state assembly with top billing on the primary ballot. Then a better-funded establishment candidate takes over the airwaves, wins the party primary and goes on to be elected. It happened in […]

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Krieger: Will Colorado Democrats choose another 1 percenter for the Senate?

Please join me in welcoming the billionaire former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, to our fair state. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Bloomberg bought a 4,600-acre ranch in northwest Colorado for $44.79 million. The property includes a helipad, helicopter hangar, tennis court, four-hole golf course, two guest cabins, a […]

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Krieger: Fracking legacy dogs Hick among progressives

KC Becker of Boulder, speaker of the Colorado House, “liked” a tweet the other day proclaiming John Hickenlooper’s entry into the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Cory Gardner. In the absence of public commentary — and reticence is now fashionable among state Democratic Party officeholders in the suddenly sensitive matter of the […]