Denver councilman proposes tax increase for parks

DENVER — Imagine a city without a park. It’s not hard, there are lots of them. But not in Denver. There are over 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways for your picnicking pleasure. Denver City Councilman Jolon Clark says we need more parks. Denver is increasing population he says is putting the ratio of people to parks perilously low, “as we grow, we cannot just grow and get denser…

George Will: Score one for the Colorado baker, but not necessarily anyone else

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colorado, in 2014. The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) WASHINGTON — “Loose lips…

In a crowded Democratic field for Colorado governor, leading candidates focus on identity politics

Justin Edmonds, Special to the Denver Post The leading campaigns in the Democratic race for governor are asking voters in the crowded primary a simple but complicated question: Which candidate do you identify with most? The candidates are appealing to voters based on a shared identity with slogans, signs and speeches designed to secure core supporters in a field where their campaign platforms are more alike than not. Jared Polis,…