Special to The Colorado Sun
Nicolais: How can we make sense out of Karen Garner’s ordeal at the hands of Loveland police?
The brutal arrest of a Loveland resident suffering from dementia sheds light on continuing misuse of force among police ranks
Nicolais: Liz Cheney’s last full measure of devotion is at the altar of our democracy
Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative is engaged in a battle over more than just the future of the Republican Party
Nicolais: Neil Gorsuch has become the most influential member of the Supreme Court
The justice from Colorado delivers another ruling sure to disappoint former President Trump and Republicans who confirmed him
Nicolais: Justice was too late for George Floyd, but we can seek broader justice
The deaths of Floyd and Elijah McClain underscore the need for difficult and lasting change in law enforcement
Nicolais: April snow showers always throw me for a loop
Just like Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy’s football, I am always caught making spring plans when a late snowstorm arrives
Nicolais: Why I’m an ex-RINO still caught in No Man’s Land
We're stuck with a political system that does not work for most Coloradans, and there's little hope for centrists and moderates
Nicolais: This year, the April Fools’ joke is on Rockies fans
The Nolan Arenado trade is simply the most visible sign of a team comfortable taking fans' money without returning anything on the field
Nicolais: Mask wearing is an act of love. So are peaceful protests, and doing your job.
The past year has presented many terrors and tragedies, but they cannot overshadow the love we have shown one another
Nicolais: Colorado lawmakers should channel Ronald Reagan — don’t build that fence
The property damage concerns at the heart of a proposal to build a fence around the state Capitol pale in comparison to the damage building it will do
Nicolais: The Boulder riot could have been a lot worse
By actively working to contain rioters and de-escalate the situation, Boulder Police demonstrate they may have learned from past experience
Nicolais: Does political extremism breed ethical lapses?
When leaders from either end of the political spectrum ignore ethical norms, it filters down to their adherents
Nicolais: Blocking you online does not mean I do not like you in person
After several recent social media exchanges with someone I like a lot in person, I blocked him on Twitter — here is why
Nicolais: Colorado’s judicial system is broken. Can Chief Justice Boatright fix it?
Colorado’s chief justice has developed skills that should help him guide the judicial branch through its current crisis
Nicolais: Joe Neguse nails his star turn in Trump’s impeachment trial
As one of the House impeachment managers, the nation saw what many Coloradans have known about Joe Neguse for awhile
Nicolais: Is Kerry Donovan the right candidate against Lauren Boebert, but in the wrong year?
Sen. Donovan’s decision to challenge Lauren Boebert in the 3rd Congressional District may come a year too late
Nicolais: Unaffiliated voters need strong voices on Colorado’s redistricting commissions
After passage of Amendments Y and Z in 2018, the judicial review panel choosing members must avoid unaffiliated applicants with clear partisan preferences
Nicolais: Principle and compromise – the time has come for Colorado Republicans
Colorado Republicans in the minority at the legislature could be more than just an opposition. They can chart a path forward.
Nicolais: What were the odds that Trump would be so beloved by bookies?
Political odds makers have had a field day over the past year – and will not be slowing down soon
Nicolais: Lauren Boebert’s bloodlust rhetoric helped incite the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol
Trump, Boebert, Hawley and other officials were complicit in the national disgrace at the Capitol
Nicolais: 2020 left us with at least one parting gift
After suffering through a year devoid of annual milestones, the same markers should have renewed importance as we hopefully move past coronavirus