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Jimmy’s Colorado Politics Column | Quitting schools that quit on them

To quote Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “There has been an awakening.  Have you felt it?” Whether we’re talking about PreK-12 schooling or higher ed, things are changing.  Parents and students are starting to realize the raw deal they’ve been getting with the current education systems.  It’s showing up in enrollment data — and […]

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Jimmy’s Denver Gazette Column | Rush helped shape Denver’s media landscape

The year was 2003, the summer between my seventh- and eighth-grade years at Falcon Creek Middle School. We were on our annual vacation visiting family back home in Upstate New York, and my Grandpa Walt took me on a golf outing. On the way back to his house, a very curious thing happened. Grandpa turned […]

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Jimmy’s Colorado Politics Column | Will session end on a blue note?

It was Dec. 6, 1983.  Blues/rock guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan, then just 29 and not yet a blip on the music radar screen, was set to join blues legend Albert King, then twice his age, for a televised jam session in Hamilton Ontario, Canada.  The performance was recorded live for a TV show called In […]

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Jimmy’s Denver Gazette Column | Caddyshack jokes are now Wheat Ridge regulations

The song erupted clear across the golf course. A golfer recoiled in anger. “The man’s a menace!” he shouted. “Cut that off!” His frustration, mixed with a sneering attitude, was palpable. “Music is a violation of my personal privacy. He’s breaking the law!” Sadly, decades-old jokes from a cult classic (of course, I’m talking about […]

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Jimmy’s Washington Examiner Op-Ed | A new student loans strategy for Republicans

Congressional Democrats are moving apace with their student loan forgiveness schemes. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, along with several liberal members of Congress, introduced a resolution calling for President Biden to cancel unilaterally up to $50,000 in student loan debt for every borrower. It’s unknown if Biden, who favors some […]

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