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Mario Nicolais

Special to The Colorado Sun

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases

By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint

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Nicolais: No, Republicans, everything is not awesome

The Republican Party’s failure to engage post-election analysis is worthy of a cartoon movie

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Nicolais: A life’s lesson for us all from a treasured mentor — get to it

As 2020 ends, a recently passed mentor had one more lesson

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Nicolais: Colorado’s special session delivered just in time for the holiday season

The legislature came through with stop-gap solutions desperately needed across the state

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Nicolais: Jeffco GOP stance on certification undermines its future relevancy

While careful to avoid alleging fraud, a recent Jeffco GOP email confirms its appeasement to conspiracy theorists

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Nicolais: Thanksgiving starts with a little sacrifice

As health care workers struggle against rising case rates and illness of their own, we could all give thanks by making a few changes

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Nicolais: Grand Trump Party likely to sabotage any plans to revitalize Colorado’s GOP

Between the likely long-term presence of Donald Trump on the national stage and Lauren Boebert at a congressional level, turning the page may be impossible

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Nicolais: How a presidential election begins to feel a lot like The Long Night

As election night stretched over multiple days, it conjured images of combatants for the Iron Throne

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Nicolais: This isn’t 2016 all over again. Here’s hoping for less drama at the polls.

While President Donald Trump pulled off an upset for the ages four years ago, his chances appear far slimmer going into Election Day 2020

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Nicolais: We have one thing to be thankful for in 2020: Colorado voting

The efforts of election officials have made Colorado a shining example for the rest of the country

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Nicolais: An extraordinary group of supporters have proclaimed Amendment B the right thing for Colorado

The campaign to repeal the Gallagher Amendment has brought together people and groups that have spent decades accustomed to fighting each other

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