Gov. Jared Polis

In September 2019, I warned about the dangers of Gov. Jared Polis and his merry band of Green Little Dealers.  Unfortunately, their 2019 climate-centered policies are now coming to roost as Colorado struggles to pull out of the economic malaise brought about by that very same government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “(T)he most pernicious […]

As downtown Denver businesses braced for the groundswell of patrons during the week’s MLB All-Star Game, one thing was already clear: they just don’t have enough workers.  The main culprit for this extraordinary problem is the ongoing unemployment insurance (UI) expansions. The staffing shortage is real, and it’s ongoing.  One small market near Coors Field […]

I don’t know about you, but when I come home with “single-use plastic bags” from Walmart or (ideally) Target, they are never just “single-use” for me. It’s something I learned from my mom — and my siblings and friends are the same way. I can sometimes get two or three uses out of a plastic […]

While hosting KNUS radio Saturday morning, I received a stirring call from listener John in Denver.  His voice shaking, John told me he owns six houses in the Denver-Metro area; he lives in one and rents out the other five.  Several months back, John explained, his tenants learned that “they no longer had to pay me […]

It happened.  It finally, actually happened.  On Sunday, Gov. Jared Polis and Denver-Metro counties abided by my March 23 column, restored local COVID control and eliminated the mask mandates.  Whoa! Okay, so maybe I’m imagining that they actually listened to me, but they still did it.  While I concede I’m somewhat pleasantly surprised that Polis followed […]

I’ll cut to the chase: Gov. Jared Polis’s goal of one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030 is unserious, unrealistic and unsmart. Full stop. Pursuing massive greenhouse gas reductions in Colorado (i.e., down 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels), Polis set an “ambitious” target for 940,000 EVs […]

This week, a group of health researchers insisted that Colorado maintain its government-knows-best COVID-19 strategy through at least mid-May, claiming more time for more vaccinations. Modelers at the Colorado School of Public Health confidently insist hospitalizations and deaths will rise if restrictions are eased prematurely. Meanwhile, Douglas County’s Board of County Commissioners unanimously withdrew from […]

Tomorrow, Colorado’s public health department is expected to ease the statewide mask mandate and loosen restrictions on outdoor gatherings, bars, restaurants, offices and more.  This is part of yet another change in the state’s revolving “COVID Dial,” arguably the greatest source of uncertainty for businesses across the state. While the move is most welcome — and long […]

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 […]

For four years, we heard constant, confident claims from many quarters that the Republican Party was the exemplar of failed leadership.  It’s certainly debatable, but the drumbeat was incessant for years. Now, as Democrats solidify control both here in Colorado and in Washington, D.C., we must all assess whether the party in power offers the […]


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