Editorials

Everyone's still waiting on Romanoff

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democrat Michael Bennet continues to make headway in his first U.S. Senate race with stellar fundraising ($1,162,000 in the 4th quarter alone and a total of $4,823,706 year to date) and an enhanced ability to articulate his positions.

Political whirlwind harks back to '04

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

As Colorado’s political world was being rocked this week by the seismic announcement that Gov. Bill Ritter would not run for reelection, numerous after shocks were being recorded in the days to follow.

A little change to spice things up

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

This issue is our last for 2009, and we’ve intentionally kept it smaller than usual for a couple of reasons. First, there’s a little lull in the political world right now, which is fine with me. I think the holidays should be spent with family and friends — and maybe a glass of eggnog — rather than with the same old faces and standard fare at political events.

An end of an era for old time politicos

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

For longtime politicos — or those of us old enough to have covered their comings and goings over the years, myself included — it was an end to an era last month when Adams County Republican activist Hal Shroyer died in a Commerce City care facility at the age of 88.

News focuses on its gatherers

...plus a tribute to Statesman founder and editor Cheryl Meyer

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

We’re supposed to cover the news, not make it.

But lately that hasn’t been the case.

Ritter could think “out of the box” for Senate appointment

Polly Baca provides a thoughtful alternative for Ritter

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

There are numerous Democrats being talked about as potential successors to Sen. Ken Salazar and many are top notch contenders. How inadequate Colorado Republicans must feel in comparison. Nary a handful of names as impressive as the ones being mentioned comes to mind had the vacancy occurred within the GOP.

Republicans revel in McCain-Palin ticket

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

We had barely finished writing our last story about the Democratic National Convention in Denver when suddenly it was time to head to Minnesota. The close proximity of the two conventions this year presented a challenge. We were drained from the action-packed week of the Democrats and hardly had time to recoup.

Sometimes you have to look beyond actual story

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The stories behind the stories can often be more revealing than the initial articles you read in newspapers or on line. We have two good examples of this in our own newspaper this week.