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Eerie Erie

Serious sketchball antics in the Erie election. More reports of toxic situations at the Capitol are filtering out of the building so staff and interns got a warning email about talking to the press . . . that should end well. Jesse Mallory makes the case that much occupational licensing causes more harm than good. 

March 20th, 2018|The Flare|

En Fuego

The Democrat primary for Governor is just getting more and more interesting every day. Now it looks like Controlly-McControllerson "I can tell you how to live your life - and how much Coke to drink," Michael Bloomberg is all in for Michael Johnston to the tune of a million dollars.  Denver's Independent Monitor has concerns about

March 19th, 2018|The Flare|


Kyle Clark brings the FIIIIIRE. Oh, the teacher's union opposes a bill to actually help make PERA sustainable? #Shock Dems on twitter got CALLED OUT by ColoradoPolitics reporter Ernest Luning. Brutal.

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|

Straw Poll

Caucuses seemed way more chill this year than 2016. Cary Kennedy swept the Democrat caucus preference straw poll, it wasn't even close. What does that say about Jared Polis? Well, it turns out that ICE wants the guy who is being detained in a fatal hit-and-run and the sheriffs won't turn him over.

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|


Today, the rally calling for Mayor Hancock's resignation will occur at about 9:30am. The Fraternal Order of Police has joined the chorus asking for the mayor to step down. Coloradan and founder of Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts, told Bethany Mandel, a Jewish mother who bought a gun to protect her children after being identified as an

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|

Get. A. Dog.

One of the candidates running in the Democrat primary for the privlige to be beaten by Rep. Mike Coffman has a message for gun owners - and for those of us who keep guns for our own protection, it sounds a lot like "confiscation" Behind the Denver Post paywall: Representative Cole Wist articulately explains why he voted

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|

Lebsock Shock

The House voted to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock on Friday, and moments before the vote, he changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. Many think the immediate pivot and focus on the Senate proves that at least a portion of the proceedings were politically motivated.  A rally is scheduled for Wednesday to call for Mayor Hancock to

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|


Despite efforts to delay it, all eyes are on the cap today to see what they're going to do on the vote to expel Lebsock from the House. Meanwhile, the Employers Council is defending their investigations. We'll see who ends up with the deciding vote on this today.

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|


Former Senator Michael Johnston might have been first to turn in his petitions but Cary Kennedy just got another endorsement. Why is the Democrat Governor's Association going to spend whatever it takes to try to get the seat this year? Because of the redistricting. We should probably figure out what EXACTLY Jared Polis' plan on 100%

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|

The kicker was the costume

Oh lookie lookie, you get a cookie . . . Tom Steyer is helping fund the opposition to the recall of a La Plata County Commissioner who is basically a climate change activists as her job. Who's on the State Board of Education? Debora Scheffel - that's who. This one is behind the Denver Post paywall -

March 15th, 2018|The Flare|