The Anderson Files

Castro’s Cuba: The good and the bad

When Fidel Castro died, conservatives told us that he was a uniquely horrible dictator. These are the same people who have defended U.S. support...

Trumpist spy and smear op hiding in Wyoming

The Whine and Cheesy Mussolini is a sick joke, but the war on democracy isn’t over. Trump may fade away but the far right...

The for-profit barbarity of mercenary Erik Prince

Donald Trump violated the U.S. government’s “obligations under international law” when he pardoned American mercenaries Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard,...

Boulder restaurant workers get scrooged over the holidays

The call and response was loud. “What’s disgusting?” “Union busting!” On a chilly Saturday evening on Dec. 17, some 40 boisterous demonstrators outside Ash’Kara restaurant at 1043...

Colorado’s GOP militia gang

Violent far rightists have been around for some time, but the Jan. 6 hearings have revealed their incestuous relationships with some of the most...

Furries, far right and the Colorado GOP

Nothing’s normal about this November’s election. Amnesty International has called on governors and secretaries of state to ban guns at or near polling stations....

Phil Anschutz, powerful but shy Colorado right-wing multibillionaire

Phil Anschutz is one of the richest people in Colorado. But he has considerable national clout. He is notoriously publicity shy and reclusive. Business...

A Colorado universal health care solution

It is unlikely that any significant health care reforms will be coming out of Washington, D.C. any time soon. Meanwhile, there’s a growing under-reported...

Polis’ perplexing tax policy

During his State of the State address, Governor Jared Polis called for huge government spending for mass transit, education, job training and crime fighting....

A familiar path to fascism

Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee to provoke widespread discussion about whether he is a fascist. It is a question raised...

Why the King Soopers strike matters

“The companies were thriving, but our workers didn’t thrive. Know what our workers got? COVID. Attacked. Beat up. Spit on. Slapped. Overworked. And the company? They did great. They did absolutely great, sitting behind their desk doing their job by Zoom.”— Kim Cordova, president of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 in Colorado

Democrats become the progressive family values party

"Other countries have social safety nets. The U.S. has women.” — sociologist Jessica Calarco Many Republicans went full-tilt culture war when Joe Biden introduced his...