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  All eyes are on the races for House leadership in DC. It's getting meaner . . . with candy? I never thought I'd be sending you anything from the Aurora Sentinel, their editor is basically a Democrat blogger, but even their Ed Board realized the wave in Arapahoe did some real damage. What kinds

November 15th, 2018|The Flare|

Who made you the arbiter?

Why, exactly, is it that the Southern Poverty Law Center has become the arbiter of what is or is not a hate group? Are they measuring that fairly? Clearly, some groups are, but if you label everyone with whom you disagree a "hate group" it ultimately diminishes the effectiveness of the label. Latino voting rates are way

November 14th, 2018|The Flare|


Time to start thinking about our next steps Well now that it's been a week now is a good time for us to start looking forward, most importantly looking toward Cory Gardner's re-election race in two years. Let's go, team! The Colorado Auto Dealers are concerned about what California regulations could do to consumer car

November 13th, 2018|The Flare|

TABOR under attack already?

The new legislative session hasn't even started yet and TABOR is already under attack: Several people reported to us they were sent a mass text that read "You voted, now learn how Colorado can modernize our upside-down and outdated tax system. Visit to learn more! (It's a link to the Bell Policy Center and Colorado

November 12th, 2018|The Flare|

All the things

There's a lot going on this morning, so I may have to go with more than three today, y'all - sorry not sorry. Talk about putting the cart before the horse, Man? Jared Polis registered yesterday. For reals. He says it's not to actually run but to keep the trolls at bay - yeah, sure. Leadership

November 9th, 2018|The Flare|


Three news stories you need to know today: In a post-election interview, Kyle Clark asked Jared Polis about setbacks coming up in this legislative session in the wake of 112's loss. I like Peak's take on this election "it was a Polis wave, not a blue wave" great points.  Diana DeGette unironically makes the case

November 8th, 2018|The Flare|

Welp, that sucked

The upcoming days and weeks will be filled with people (I’m sure I will be one of those people) trying to analyze and unpack last night’s results - ultimately, we conservatives lost. Bigly. You don’t need me to link to top stories to tell you what you already know: we lost basically every candidate race

November 7th, 2018|The Flare|

Coffee-fueled analysis and prediction

Here’s what I’m watching for today: (These are Kelly's personal thoughts going into election day - like a standard disclaimer - these are all Kelly's 5am coffee-fueled thoughts and are not necessarily representative of anything other than her observations) Governor: We all know this is the banner candidate race today. Ultimately, Jared Polis spent more

November 6th, 2018|The Flare|

Polis doubles down

The Denver Business Journal asked Jared Polis about his idea to jail small businesspeople for employment law violations - and he doubled down. According to the DBJ: "Asked about the video, Polis’ campaign did not shy away from the idea, which has not been a part of his stump speech on the campaign trail and is not mentioned

November 5th, 2018|The Flare|

Lingering Questions

The Gazette addresses lingering questions about the predator Phil Weiser helped to defend in court. Normally a slip of the tongue is just that, but I thought this was funny: on the Dem bus tour this week Jared Polis said he was "honored" to serve in the "historic" Congress . . . in which he didn't serve. LOL.

November 1st, 2018|The Flare|