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Mike Littwin

Special to The Colorado Sun

Littwin: Let’s give thanks to Trump and his toadies for bringing the All-Star Game to Coors Field

The big test for Colorado Republicans is whether they’ll join the call to boycott “woke” companies, including the one holding an All-Star Game in the state.

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Littwin: If you watch the trial, Derek Chauvin’s knee seems to be on every witnesses’ neck

The trial is not only about George Floyd’s death and injustice, but also comes at yet another American crossroads on race.

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Littwin: Vaccinations speeding along in Colorado, but are they moving fast enough to forestall “impending doom”?

Polis agrees with Biden and Dr. Walensky to remain cautious in race against coronavirus spread, but how does that fit in with Colorado’s Dial 3.0 and its loosening restrictions?

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Littwin: We know the mass shooting ritual too well — shock, heartbreak, anger and then depression as nothing is done

Joe Biden, who supports an assault weapon ban, said it was “a matter of timing” before he’d push for a bill. That means, of course, he lacks the votes.

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Littwin: We can say we’re shocked and horrified by the Boulder mass murders, but we can’t say we’re surprised

We no longer have the luxury of surprise. But now Biden is calling for Congress to ban assault rifles. And if, by some miracle, that were to happen, we would be astonished.

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Littwin: Colorado’s coronavirus dial is back and, um, better than ever? It is if you think guidelines need to be loosened.

But here’s a question for you: If the pandemic gets worse again — and it might; just ask Dr. Fauci — would Coloradans willingly return to the bad old days of code red?

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Littwin: Michael Bennet did important work in helping pass the child tax credit, but now Dems have to do it all over again

The law, which would cut child poverty by nearly half, expires in a year. It should be easy to extend, with 85% voter approval. But in the U.S. Senate, nothing comes easy.

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Littwin: Joe Biden get his $1.9 trillion bill passed and then decides to make a promise that won’t be easy to keep

Biden says we’ll have backyard cookouts with friends and family by July Fourth. To make that happen, all he has to do is persuade Americans to keep wearing masks and to get their shots.

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Littwin: The CDC has told us what the fully vaccinated can do, and, uh, it’s not all that much

With states rushing to end restrictions — not Colorado yet, fortunately — we’re in a race to reach herd immunity, meaning we must incentivize the vaccine hesitant. Got any ideas?

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Littwin: We’re a year into the pandemic, and it’s time to judge how well (or not) Gov. Polis has done

To which, I’d say, good luck with that. Polis has had unprecedented power, which comes with unprecedented responsibility. In other words, how do you judge?

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Littwin: Dr. Seuss was not canceled in a box. He was not canceled with a fox.

Thing One and Thing Two: Whatever you might hear on FoxNews, Seuss wasn’t canceled with gall. His publisher withdrew six books with racist imagery, that’s all.

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Littwin: How is it possible that so many Colorado Republicans say they don’t want the coronavirus vaccine?

It’s stunning, but not surprising, that only 29% of registered state Republicans tell pollsters they want the vaccine. National polling shows 75% of Republicans believe the 2020 election was stolen.

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Littwin: According to a newly released report on Elijah McClain’s death, the only innocent person involved was McClain himself

Where to put the blame? According to the outside investigators, you can put it on the cops. On the paramedics. On the investigating detectives. On the DA.

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Littwin: This just in from Texas — leaving your post in a crisis should now be called “Pulling a Ted Cruz”

Cruz isn’t to blame for the millions who lost their power in the Texas winter storm. But his family trip to Cancun as Texans suffered reminded everyone there’s more than one kind of disaster.

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Littwin: Flip the page on the calendar. It’s time to move past the guy whose name we shall not mention

There are so many important issues to deal with, none of them easy, many of them complex, but not one, it turns out, that requires access to a Twitter account

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Littwin: On Day Five, Trump is acquitted and the 43 Republicans who voted with him should be found guilty

In maybe the most puzzling moment of the day, Mitch McConnell made a speech blasting Trump, saying he was clearly guilty of incitement and more. He also explained why he nevertheless voted to acquit.

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Littwin: Day Four was another bad day for Trump’s legal team, but a worse one if you think impeachment trials are about justice

Unless the Democrats decide to call witnesses — say, Kevin McCarthy — the vote is coming today. And we didn’t hear from anyone who believes Trump will be convicted

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Littwin: On Day Three of the impeachment trial, House managers continued their uphill search for 17 Republicans to defy Trump

Diana DeGette finally got her turn to present, batting leadoff. Joe Neguse was one of the closers. Meanwhile, Trump’s defense team is up next, but don’t expect them to be up for very long.

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Littwin: Trump might never be convicted, but on Day Two of the impeachment trial he finally met his day of reckoning

Remarkable video, much of it never made public, stunned even the senators who had lived through the Capitol assault. As one House manager put it, Trump left “everyone in this Capitol for dead”

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Littwin: On Day One of the Trump impeachment trial, the House managers win in a rout, but only 6 GOP senators seem to notice

House manager Jamie Raskin’s emotional presentation of a video of the Capitol assault set the tone for the day. Colorado’s own Joe Neguse made a star turn as constitutional explainer. And the trial moves on.

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