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SlapDash: Five tips to increase the chances that you *will* miss your flight

SlapDash: Five tips to increase the chances that you *will* miss your flight

I can claim these among my finest traveling accomplishments: Missing two flights in one day (for a work trip!) and missing both the departing and return flights on another trip.…

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

Dear Vice President Mike Pence, this is an open letter to you on Memorial Day thanking you for choosing Vail for some much-needed downtime on this holiday weekend and asking…

SlapDash: Five Colorado places to go during mud (sorry, shoulder) season in Vail!

SlapDash: Five Colorado places to go during mud (sorry, shoulder) season in Vail!

Hi Vail! Tis the season … of closed restaurants and cranky natives. Here are some quick, easy, iconic Colorado trips to restore some mud-season sanity (budget-friendly and easily kid/teen approved):…

Fending off the vultures: Can journalism be saved?

Fending off the vultures: Can journalism be saved?

Two stories I spent a lot of time on recently drew some of  the best traffic on Colorado Politics in the last couple of weeks, with my print-version cover story…

Littwin: Time for all of us to quit the Denver Post

Littwin: Time for all of us to quit the Denver Post

Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett has gone hero on us again, this time quitting the job he loved because the vultures at Alden Global Capital had killed his latest…

To hell with vulture capitalists like Alden … and newspapers that screw freelancers

To hell with vulture capitalists like Alden … and newspapers that screw freelancers

It’s been a brutal decade for freelance journalists. From a high-water mark of 2007, when I actually made a living wage, through the great recession that led to the death…

Kobe win during #MeToo #TimesUp Oscars a painful blast from past for Vail Valley residents

Kobe win during #MeToo #TimesUp Oscars a painful blast from past for Vail Valley residents

The Vail Valley got a much-needed blast of winter snow during the Oscars Sunday night, but the awards themselves provided a somewhat painful blast from the past when former Los…

We are all lying to our kids about doing everything we can to stop school shootings

We are all lying to our kids about doing everything we can to stop school shootings

So I lied to my three boys as I sent them out the door to school Thursday morning, telling them I would see them later. I have no idea if…

Littwin: Olympic gold medalist Kim embodies American dream Trump wants to end

Littwin: Olympic gold medalist Kim embodies American dream Trump wants to end

Editor’s note: This column first appeared on The Colorado Independent website: Well, this is embarrassing. At the same time the U.S. Senate is busily debating a way to protect the…

Olympics can teach us to sow the seeds of civility by ‘disagreeing without disrespect’

Olympics can teach us to sow the seeds of civility by ‘disagreeing without disrespect’

I really liked what Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry had to say Monday at the county’s annual State of the County presentation in Eagle. An Olympic-themed video featuring Eagle’s own…