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Mario Nicolais

Special to The Colorado Sun

Nicolais: The Colorado GOP may opt out of open primaries – and into a death spiral

If the party's move sets off enough dominoes, it could help put an end to the corrosive party primary system

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Nicolais: Yes, Colorado, the COVID-19 vaccines work. Believe it.

As the Delta variant spreads, it has become increasingly clear that vaccinated individuals avoid severe, life-threatening illness

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Nicolais: Colorado keeps hitting home runs as Georgia continues to strike out

After Atlanta lost the MLB All-Star Game in the wake of Georgia enacting restrictive voting rights laws, it is obvious Colorado keeps hitting its election laws out of the park

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Nicolais: Calling for the execution of political opponents should never be condoned

Over the past week, accusations of treason punishable by execution has been invoked on multiple occasions

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Nicolais: Colorado’s first congressional redistricting map represents a good start

Despite partisan complaints, Colorado's redistricting map tackles tough challenges and provides an avenue for representation to some deserving populations

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Nicolais: Juneteenth should kick off a fortnight of freedom

Falling just over two weeks before the Fourth of July, Juneteenth is a reminder that freedom is something we must continually work toward

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Nicolais: For the fully vaccinated, the return to normal has arrived just in time for summer

After more than a year avoiding crowds, I have spent two weeks celebrating after finishing my vaccination course

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Nicolais: I’m setting aside tolerance and inclusion today to chant: ‘Dos a Cero!’

The U.S. and Mexican soccer teams bring their heated rivalry to Denver

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Nicolais: Anti-transgender activists should take a lesson from Colorado

Scoring short-term political points among the conservative base at the cost of LGBTQ equality is a losing proposition

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Nicolais: What if the January 6 Capitol riot was just a practice run?

If Congress does not enact a commission to review the insurrection that took place in January, it will court more violence in the future

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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