Articles By Mario Nicolais

Nicolais: Choppy waters ahead for Colorado Democrats?

After years benefiting from good fortune and favorable electoral environments, Colorado’s latest election should be a warning for Democrats looking beyond 2020

Opinion

Nicolais: Here’s why we ought to be outraged with outrage in politics

A year away from the 2020 election, it’s a good time to learn a few lessons in civility from leaders in both parties

Opinion

Nicolais: Candi CdeBaca’s unapologetic nepotism misses the mark

After running an upstart campaign to combat what she viewed as corruption by former City Councilman Albus Brooks, Candi CdeBaca finds herself entangled in her own scandal only a few months later

Opinion

Nicolais: Some sun in the dark clouds of the opioid epidemic

Government programs and healthcare innovators, including many in Colorado, have begun introducing potential solutions to combat the myriad of problems created by opioid misuse

Opinion

Nicolais: Denigrating Ellen DeGeneres isn’t just wrong, it’s harmful

The far-left outcry against DeGeneres over her friendship with former President George W. Bush demonstrates an ideology that would undermine political progress

Opinion

Nicolais: Impeachment set to unbalance Sen. Gardner’s attempt to walk down the middle of road

While conventional wisdom calls for Gardner to tack to the center, embracing Trump may be his only path to reelection

Opinion

Nicolais: Trying to “do better” for sexual assault victims

Featured in Netflix’s Unbelievable series, the manhunt for a serial rapist in Colorado serves as just a backdrop to the real story.

Opinion

Nicolais: Have anti-abortion Coloradans finally proposed an initiative that can pass?

After failing to learn their lesson from failed personhood campaigns, proponents of Initiative 120 have put forward a bill that may appeal voters at the center of Colorado’s political spectrum

Opinion

Nicolais: Recall efforts exposed an existential crisis for Colorado Republicans

With multiple recalls collapsing over the past two weeks, the Colorado GOP ground game and credibility have taken major hits

Opinion