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

The absurdly undemocratic election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, which cost taxpayers some $300 million and exposed them to relentless campaigning for months in what was supposed to be an off-year respite from political browbeating, finally ended last week. Nothing changed. Ah, but … wait for it … it’s not really over. Is it […]

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

When Attorney General Phil Weiser stood behind a microphone to announce the indictment of three cops and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain on Wednesday, his tone was somber and resolute. “Our goal,” the grave-faced Weiser said, “is to seek justice for Elijah McClain, for his family and friends, and for our state.” […]

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

It’s Independence Day, a celebration of the declaration that inspired a scrappy people to rise in opposition to their colonial oppressors and establish a great nation.  On this, there is little controversy.  Beautifully written and lofty in its ideals, the Declaration of Independence not only establishes that “all men are created equal,” but beseeches people […]

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

It’s at this point in every legislative session with the deadline for adjournment looming that you realize just how hard it is for human beings to make progress … in anything. Pick a problem — educational opportunity, access to decent housing, affordable health care, criminal justice, systemic racism — the list goes on. If you […]