Posts by J.C. O'Connell
In Thursday night’s debate between vice presidential candidates Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden, gay rights surfaced briefly enough for both VP nominees to agree that they did not support same-sex marriage. The issue, which has been used to motivate the conservative base in past elections, has flown under the radar in this year’s presidential campaign.
If you’re sick of comparing Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain or the two presidential candidates’ oratory skills, the University of Colorado may have some broader context.
As a result of the House Republicans refusal to get on board with an economic bailout package this afternoon, it’s back to the drawing board for the White House and divided U.S. lawmakers – including the Colorado delegation.
Supporters of one of this fall’s ballot questions, Referendum L, say its approval by voters would allow and encourage one of the more overlooked group of voters, young Coloradans, to become more involved in the political process.
Referendum L, which was placed on the ballot by the state legislature earlier this year, asks voters to lower the age required to serve in the Colorado statehouse from 25 to 21.
Like Congress as a whole, the Colorado delegation is divided on how best to right the nation’s shaky economy.
But as Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C., belittled the Bush Administration’s $700 million bailout package Thursday as a request for a “blank check” from taxpayers, and bickered with each other about “core agreements” of an alternative to the Bush Administration’s economic bailout proposal, Colorado lawmakers took opposing stances on whether the government should intervene at all.
Bob Vitaletti has made volunteering as a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community representative for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign a second full-time job.
A volunteer since March of 2007, he expects to be paid in civil rights.
Sen. John McCain took a political gamble Wednesday when he announced he was halting his campaign — potentially delaying Friday’s presidential debate — in order to focus on the country’s current economic crisis.
But if Americans literally want to gamble on this year’s presidential election, they should put their money on his Democratic rival.
Two warring riot-gear companies have declared a truce and decided to merge their fire power, according to the Denver Business Journal.
Do bad economic times mean an increase in deportation or at least anti-immigrant sentiments? Some Latino activists fear history will repeat itself as Americans are faced with an increasingly shaky economy and look for scapegoats beyond Wall Street.
On the heels of Sen. Barack Obama’s speech on the economy in Golden, Colo.
and under the shadow of the largest government bailout to date in the evolving credit crisis,
Austan Goolsbee, a senior economic advisor to Obama, spoke about the Democratic presidential nominee’s plan for the country’s financial future Sept. 17 at Children’s Hospital in Aurora.