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Blockchain Paper

Several reporters and editors from The Denver Post are starting a new blockchain news organization - The Colorado Sun. We shall see how this new endeavor pans out. Primary primary ballot numbers are in, and this year is going to be a fight to the finish.  Colorado Peak Politics calls on Jared Polis to release his

June 18th, 2018|The Flare|

The Wire

Colorado Peak Politics digs further into polling numbers in the Republican primary. Could it come down to the wire? Cory Gardner says that Donald Trump "deserves praise" for his recent meeting with Kim Jong Un - but next steps are necessary. In what will hopefully be a major blow to the cottage industry of filing campaign

June 13th, 2018|The Flare|

No Words

Levi Tillemann Dick just pepper sprayed himself to get attention. It's like watching an episode of Jackass. (Denver Post - paid link - sorry) - Another Denver tax increase? This one will be for parks, trails, and open space. When will ever be enough? (Another Denver Post link - sorry again) - You know how to tell

June 12th, 2018|The Flare|

Making Lemonade

A new Magellan poll this morning shows Walker Stapleton currently still holds a commanding lead in the Republican gubernatorial primary. This poll was conducted even after second-place contender Victor Mitchell started attack ads, a move he may ultimately regret, as opening the floodgates in a situation like this is likely to backfire. A deeper look at the relationship between

June 11th, 2018|The Flare|

Who’s on first?

New polls in the Democratic primary show have conflicting frontrunners - but the one with Polis in the lead has transparent methodology.  Democrat candidates are accusing one another of breaking their pledges to not go negative in the primary. This apparently includes merely infractions such as "referring to one another by name." The marijuana industry is

June 8th, 2018|The Flare|

On the record

One former member of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission said she would never have made comments about religion justifying discrimination in the case of the Masterpiece Cake case had she known that her words would be used in the case. Her on the record words . . . in a public meeting. Paying campaign staff $25

June 7th, 2018|The Flare|

The ads are coming

The ads are starting . . . and some are lamer than others. Endorsements in the primaries are starting to come out, and there are no real surprises on the Republican side, yet. However, The Durango Herald gave the nod to Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, who is apparently still running? Those green scooters might soon be

June 6th, 2018|The Flare|

Have you cake and eat it too

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado.  Dems met up to debate how to deal with the state's skyrocketing homeless problem, and didn't actually talk about how to deal with the state's skyrocketing homeless problem.  Samanta Bee's show has been declined press access to the Western Conservative Summit. This

June 4th, 2018|The Flare|

The ish is hitting the fan

Well, the Democrat gubernatorial primary has gone negative. A new PAC, Teachers for Kennedy, has come out with a major ad buy ($1.1m) framing Kennedy as the pro-education candidate and portraying Johnston and Polis as opponents of public ed. The ad is of questionable truthiness. When asked specifically to renounce the ad, Kennedy refused. Governor Hickenlooper

June 2nd, 2018|The Flare|

Kevlar Elk

Apparently, congressional candidate Levi Tillemann-Dick thinks elk are made of Kevlar. If this were true we would totally make bullet-proof vests with elk hides. The cops were called on a lemonade stand. Don't teach your kids about charity and capitalism, ya'll. Is Jason Crow being honest about not taking money from PACs? Nope.

June 1st, 2018|The Flare|