Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government

Two wins in Georgia build on victory in Colorado and hand Democrats control of U.S. Senate

Democrats ousted Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November and put one more seat in their column. On Wednesday, the final pieces of the U.S. Senate majority came together as Democrats claimed both Georgia runoff elections after the final votes were counted. The takeover of the chamber serves as a stunning defeat for President […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Facebook shouldn’t block a journalist tool revealing how political ads are targeted

Many elements went into John Hickenlooper’s winning campaign for U.S. Senate this year, but an important aspect was his political advertising on Facebook. Not only did Hickenlooper outspend incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner on Facebook ads in the months leading up to Election Day by a ratio of $5 to $1, but he also deployed sophisticated […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

For me, going for a run is a simple thing. But racism didn’t take a break during the pandemic.

In the time of COVID-19, statewide stay-at-home orders across the country, and CDC recommendations to wear face masks in public, we’ve seen a proliferation of people spending time in outdoor spaces to escape the daily confinement of staying at home.  Bikers, walkers, runners, Rollerbladers, and canine companions swarm the Denver parks daily to enjoy some […]