Hal BidlackHal BidlackNovember 15, 20176min746

The Democratic Party has a great friend in the White House. And before I go any further on the main point, may I jump onto the rickety soapbox of the Grammarian? To my friends on the Right, please stop saying “the Democrat Party.” It’s the Democratic Party. The shorter version stems from GOP leaders attempting to turn the party name into a petty insult. Republican candidates have been urged to use such trigger words since at least the 1940s, and “Democrat Party” was a particular favorite of Joe McCarthy. (Did you see how I worked McCarthy into this? Clever!) Let’s make a deal, if I don’t say “the Republic Party,” will you agree to stop sinning against grammar for petty political reasons, and say “the Democratic Party?” Good, I’m glad we could clear that up. Now where was I..?


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 17, 20175min530

The liberal MoveOn organization aired ads Sunday hitting U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton for their response to revelations over the past week about links between top Trump campaign officials and Russians trying to influence last year's presidential election. "Crickets," the 30-second ad says, while the sound of the insects plays in the background.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 13, 201720min989

“My name is Andy Kerr, and I am running for Congress,” the Democratic state senator told a crowd of family, friends, colleagues and supporters filling the gymnasium as he began his speech at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same way U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — at that time a former state senator from a nearby district — introduced himself, approaching “every hand in the room that would shake his” a little over a decade ago when he was running in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing the 7th Congressional District, Kerr recalled.