The Gist

A Governor You Can Make a Beer With

Colorado brewer-turned-Gov. John Hickenlooper is waiting to see what comes of his state’s social experiment with legalized marijuana.

Gov. John Hickenlooper test-drives a driverless Corvette in 2015.

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Today we’re reaching into The Gist’s vault to bring you two favorite segments from the past year. First, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper explains why he saw the movie Deep Throat with his mother and reflects on his state’s move to legalize marijuana. Hickenlooper’s book is called The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.

For the Spiel, why are we so scared when we hear talk of a rigged election?

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