Our very civilization depends on our votes. A look to the past shows that’s not just campaign hyperbole.
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Carman: When Republicans talk about crime, the real message of bigotry comes through loud and clear
Woke, a term that for generations was associated with the struggle for civil rights, has been transformed into a profane epithet.
Carman: We were winning the war on poverty last year. This year, we surrendered our ground.
Colorado voters can have a real impact on child poverty in November by electing candidates who makes kids a priority
Carman: Cops are slow learners when it comes to lessons of the video age
Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputies are under scrutiny in the death of 22-year-old Christian Glass.
Carman: Tina Peters’ day in court can’t come soon enough
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters has no shame, and no defense as her court date looms
Carman: One small step will save a mile of the Colorado River. A giant leap is needed to save the rest.
It was a predictably goofy photo op last week amid the heavy machinery poised to rip into the area around the Windy Gap reservoir in Grand County to save a stretch of moribund Colorado River. Sen. Michael Bennet was there along with his Republican challenger, Joe O’Dea, and dozens of smiling county commissioners, Trout Unlimited […]
Carman: Here’s to Liz Cheney, and here’s to the progressive who can beat her in 2024 — whoever that may be
More than three weeks before Liz Cheney’s shellacking in the Wyoming primary, it was clear across our neighboring state to the north that her campaign was kaput. As we drove through Saratoga, Rock Springs, Jackson, Alta and beyond in late July, I counted three “Cheney for Wyoming” signs and dozens of “Hageman for Congress” billboards […]
Carman: In this sizzling summer, what’s left of the mighty Colorado River still casts its spell
The temperature is north of 100. We’re floating in the current in our life jackets, looking up — way, way up — at what used to be the water line in the Colorado River at Cataract Canyon. I’m not any good at estimating heights, but I’d guess it was about two stories above the river […]
Carman: No, Justices Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Thomas and Barrett, we won’t just lie back and take it
The story that sent me over the edge was about a pregnant 14-year-old sexual assault victim in Arizona who was denied an abortion last week in the wake of the Supreme Court decision handed down June 24. Her grandmother kept begging the receptionist at the shuttered women’s clinic to help her. “This was not her […]
Carman: Colorado takes a tentative step toward meeting the crisis of homelessness
Whenever I tell people that we recently moved from our sleepy East Denver neighborhood to a high-rise downtown, almost to a person the response is the same. What about the homeless? Can you go outside? Aren’t you scared? For the umpteenth time, yes, some unhoused people nap outside in my new ’hood. I walk most […]