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Diane Carman

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Carman: Nearly 2 years into COVID, the kids have gone feral and teachers are their prey

Overwhelmed faculty members are pleading with parents to help the kids to stop acting like sociopaths and relearn basic social skills

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Carman: Hostility is all around us, but we don’t have to be addicted to outrage

Amid ongoing anger over COVID-19 and the presidential election, public officials have been threatened, flight attendants have been assaulted and hatred is spreading

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Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children

Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.

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Carman: Take it from a former vaccine skeptic, COVID is the “real deal”

A river guide thought COVID was overblown until he wound up in the hospital with a bad case. Now he's eager to get vaccinated

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Carman: Buckle up! Wild and crazy California politics likely will be on full display in Colorado in 2022

The rhetoric of the expensive and unsuccessful attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom is just a preview of what Colorado will experience in the coming election cycle.

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Carman: A mother’s grief turns to long-overdue action in justice for Elijah McClain

Everything started to change when the Black Lives Matter movement raised the profile of Elijah McClain’s case

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Carman: Apocalypse now — Washington keeps dithering while the West suffocates

We need to turn up the heat on corporate America and finally put an end to our feckless political leadership

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Carman: Simone Biles’ gold medal-worthy performance a lesson for all of us

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we all need help from time to time

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Carman: In the war on reality, Westminster, Colorado, is Everytown, U.S.A.

Westminster residents are in a water war, and they can tell you all about the connections between climate change, infrastructure and money

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Carman: Fourth of July is a chance to finally face some not-so-self-evident truths

It's past time to confront uncomfortable truths about slavery and the lack of Black history in school curriculum

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Carman: An examination of rural Colorado’s coronavirus vaccine resistance

On a trip to the state's southwestern corner, the rural/urban divide stood out in sharp relief, and statistics told the rest of the story

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Carman: Life is a highway, but the legislature keeps finding nothing but dead ends

It's time for Colorado to acknowledge the injustice on which its highway system was built and to compensate Black and brown communities impacted for decades

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Carman: No child care, no kids. And don’t call me baby. Got it?

For women who want families and careers, the obstacles are often insurmountable. The American Families Plan is a start.

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Carman: As police brutality reforms take effect and investigations mount, who’s laughing now?

The police brutality that has targeted and tormented the Black community in Colorado since forever is real

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Carman: Georgia’s attack on elections should matter to everyone, even to Coloradans

We can't let 2020's hard-earned gains be reversed by an unapologetic white supremacist movement hellbent on sabotaging democracy

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Carman: What’s more powerful than a good guy with a gun? A lawmaker with courage.

Former Colorado Senate President John Morse has one regret about gun control legislation — the legislature should have done more

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Carman: The real question for Jared Polis’ critics: Where’s the beef?

Colorado's state auditor uncovered an accounting fiasco at the state Labor Department, and that should prompt more than mock outrage

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Carman: COVID has revealed systemic injustice that we all finally must face

Building back better means confronting the systemic racism and misogyny that has created an underclass of essential workers

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Carman: You want a coronavirus shot? You need luck, tenacity and a hot hand on the refresh button

Some are scratching their heads that our tech-savvy Gov. Jared Polis hasn’t reveled in the opportunity to tackle the vaccination problem

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Carman: Welcome to the Impeachment Bowl, where Colorado is fielding an all-star lineup

Welcome to the 2021 Super Brawl, when football and the impeachment trial merge into a weeklong festival of pandemic binge-watching

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