Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs (credit: CBS)

Klingenschmitt: Proving the All Publicity is Good Publicity Rule

After issuing a public apology and seeing a State House committee assignment taken away from him, some may think Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt has been punished for his offensive comments, but publicity of all kinds is more valuable than they may think.

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Edibles Suicide Should Not Lead To Hypocritical Regulation

Anti-marijuana activists should take care not to use a man’s suicide after ingesting pot edibles to push for increased regulation.

03/26/2015

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Future Light Rail To Benefit From New Proposed RTD Fare Structure

RTD’s new proposed fare structure may cause problems for bus riders, but it may be a boon for light rail riders to the suburbs and future light rail expansion.

03/24/2015

The VA Hospital under construction in Aurora (credit: CBS)

New VA Hospital Price Tag Should Anger All Of Us

The new $1.73 billion price tag of the long delayed VA Hospital in Aurora should outrage Coloradans and it’s about time we do something about it.

03/17/2015

Hillary Clinton in Denver in October 2014 (credit; CBS)

The Clinton Email Controversy & How The GOP Is Helping Hillary

The GOP’s investigation into Hillary’s emails may seem damaging, but all it is doing is helping her inevitable 2016 run.

03/10/2015

The view from the Highway 36 overlook in the Boulder area. (credit: G Paul Bailey)

Boulder Drivers Should Be Raising Cain Over US 36 Proposed Tolls

As Boulder drivers prepare to possibly pay double what I-25 drivers pay for express toll lanes, it’s time for someone in Boulder to get angry over how transportation policy is being handled.

03/03/2015

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Fracking Task Force Proposals Sets the Starting Bell for Ballot Issues

Now that the Oil and Gas Task Force did its job and provided proposals for regulating fracking in Colorado, the inevitable race to the ballot box begins.

02/26/2015

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Colorado Senate GOP’s Dangerous Budget Gambit

Colorado Senate Republicans are making a firm stand on a budget bill amendment, but they may be gambling far more than they realize.

02/19/2015

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Police Memorial Patience Begets Overreaction

The overreaction to the Denver Police non-interference protest policy ignores the value of patience and calm in the face of tense emotional moments.

02/18/2015

Protesters rally outside the Denver Jail on Jan. 28, 2015.  (credit: CBS)

Police Seeing Public Policy Catch Up With 2014 Actions

The negative headlines made by rogue cops in 2014 are now fueling new public policy proposals in Denver and the Colorado Legislature in 2015.

02/12/2015