Is the Gender Pay Gap Reversal in Sight?

  The Facts – As of 2012, 71% of females and 61% of males enrolled in college after high school graduation. – The pay gap shrinks to roughly 6-7% from the widely-touted 23% myth when grouped by career rather than as a whole. This number is inflated as well due to lack of precision in career grouping. – Other factors are influential. Men dominate 9/10 of the highest paid college majors and women dominate 9/10 of the lowest paid– by choice. Another #EqualPayDay has passed, and as a personal disclaimer,…

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Jonathan Lockwood: Interview with Advancing Colorado’s Executive Director

Jonathan Lockwood has been variously described as a right-wing smearmeister, flamboyant, and even deranged. The 27 year old Denver native is the executive director at Advancing Colorado, a nonpartisan nonprofit that “works to advance a culture of opportunity and freedom through advocacy and outreach,” according to their own website. Lockwood is regionally and nationally known for his work on state congressional campaigns, as the press secretary for Colorado House Republicans, and for his most recent work at Advancing Colorado, among other activist organizations. Our recent interview highlights his past and…

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May I have a word with the Tea Party?

I have always held faith in the two-party system, often quipping that a constant and guaranteed antagonism is the one bulwark preventing a one-party system from seizing power. Perhaps it is my recent and quintessentially five-years-too-late binging on Aaron Sorkin’s thoughtful if provocative masterpiece, The Newsroom, that has caused me to identify with the more moderate elements of the grand old party– what few of them remain. Sorkin did not likely believe that the Tea Party could exert any greater force on its parent entity than in 2010, when conservative…

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Fanboying over Matt Kibbe

by Neil Hawke Matt Kibbe, He was born before the wind, and at age 52, is just a hair younger than the sun. Greyish steely personality shines through piercing eyes, rarely unveiled tattoo sleeves, and wicked sideburns that scream of an antiestablishmentarian persona years in the making– years even before 1963. He’s young enough to have missed the messianic days of the Grateful Dead, much like myself, but that has never stopped his obsession with the Dead nor his self-proclaimed status as a member of their legion of followers. This…

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