Legislative Recalls: Let’s Try Legal But Rarified

These gentlemen turning in recall petitions against Seattle's Mayor Hiram Gill reinforce one truism: Recalls are no fun. I saw threats of Colorado recall elections on social media before a single bill from the 2019 session passed, and they weren’t even naming specific legislators. Please ponder that for a second, and when the [...]

By |2019-07-13T19:05:29+00:00March 30th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Richard’s Ramblings: 2018 Election Observations

  The blue wave was huge in Colorado and good enough to take back the U.S. House! Photo by Austin Schmid Finally - we’re all entitled to deep breaths. The long midterm election cycle ended Tuesday, which is probably even bringing relief to people who weren’t deeply involved, if only because the TV [...]

By |2019-02-21T13:43:12+00:00November 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Jared Polis’ Most Important Endorsement: Me

Vote Jared Polis for Governor! In my opinion, electing Jared Polis the next Governor of Colorado is the most important consideration on the 2018 Colorado ballot. I’ll write briefly about Congressional races in a footnote after the end of this “endorsement,” but the Governor’s race is the only executive-level contest on our ballots. [...]

By |2018-10-19T14:56:31+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Come Together: Let’s Suspend Left-on-Left Until December

“Ev'rybody's talking 'bout…This-ism, that-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m” – Lennon/McCartney (official songwriting credits), Give Peace a Chance In 1914, World War I combatants observed a Christmas Truce, a break from open hostilities. I'm asking for much, much less here - could we just chill with the left-on-left for a few months? (Photo by Alan Cleaver) [...]

By |2018-06-27T17:32:18+00:00June 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

U.S. Government Not Logical: Time for Systemic Shakeup

Mr. Spock would know better! Imagine landing on Earth from some other planet, and finding that the candidate receiving nearly three million fewer popular votes than his challenger in an election became President of the United States. On top of that, significant majorities of Congressional or state legislative seats could go to [...]

By |2017-12-18T20:29:19+00:00November 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Rip Van Winkle returns to Boulder: Musings on 2017

“If you don’t know your past, you don’t know your future” – Ziggy Marley After about a decade of working on political issues and campaigns at the state and federal levels, I took a job this year writing Boulder City Council candidate profiles for the Boulder Blue Line. I covered Council for the Colorado Daily [...]

By |2017-12-18T17:26:33+00:00October 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Rip Van Winkle returns to Boulder: Musings on 2017