Special to The Colorado Sun
Littwin: Biden is sending a half-billion vaccine doses to desperate countries around the world, but can’t give them away at home
Maybe you’ve heard about the shots-make-you-magnetic (and not in a good way) conspiracy theory. Sure, it’s a crazy proposition, but in the Ohio legislature, some Republicans are, uh, sticking to it.
Littwin: If Democrats want voting reform, give Joe Manchin what he wants and make him deliver
If Manchin can’t deliver 10 Senate Republicans — the ones he insists are out there somewhere — to overcome a filibuster, he’s got to come up with a new argument.
Littwin: Jared Polis may be big on emission-reduction goals, but just don’t let regulators try to enforce them
The governor’s threat to veto legislation that would have mandated, not merely suggested, Polis-supported goals shows once again that when he and progressive legislators square off, Polis prevails.
Littwin: As good as the coronavirus news is, the sad truth is that it could be so much better
The risk for those who have been fully vaccinated is minimal. But for the vaccine hesitant, the vaccine procrastinators, the vaccine resisters, the risks are still profound.
Littwin: Republicans ignore the lessons of the Jan. 6 Capitol assault. Now Democrats must learn the lesson of May 28.
The only way for Democrats to protect voting rights in America is to pass a national standard. And the only way to pass it is to kill the filibuster.
Littwin: A year after George Floyd’s death, much has changed. Not all of it good.
A year ago, it all seemed obvious. A year later, unarmed black people are still being killed by cops. Voter suppression is being passed in red states. The voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis sits stalled in the U.S. Senate.
Littwin: New mask guidelines are welcome — until you see we must rely on the honor system. Is that really science?
Here’s how that will likely work in America in 2021: Many of those who don’t need to wear masks any more will keep wearing them and many who do need to wear masks still won’t.
Littwin: We knew the attack on Roe was coming, but who knew the Supreme Court would move so quickly?
The 6-3 conservative court is taking up a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The Roe standard is fetal viability. And you thought we were divided now.
Littwin: In a wild week, Ken Buck bucks Trump, Lamborn gets sued and Boebert is still Boebert
After Buck, in a show of principle, supports Liz Cheney and calls out the Big Lie, the question now is whether Trump retaliates. Here’s a guess: Doesn’t he always?
Littwin: The problem with CU President Mark Kennedy is not just that he was hired, but how he was hired
And in case you think that the legislature will ensure transparency in such a hire next time, you may want to think again.
Littwin: The Black caucus told us there was a problem. And then along came Buckwheat.
The explosive confrontation on the Colorado state House floor between Reps. Holtorf and Sullivan was not just remarkable. It was also inevitable.
Littwin: For speaking the naked truth about Trump lies, GOP decides Liz Cheney must be punished
The truth is easy to find. Just watch vulnerable Big Liars backpedaling as Colorado’s own Eric Coomer and Dominion Voting Systems fight the Big Lie in the courts.
Littwin: Those who didn’t watch Biden’s go-big-or-go-home speech may have no idea what they missed
It’s hard to fathom that the so-called transitional president, with a bare minimum of congressional support, is going for transformational. What in the name of FDR is going on here?
Littwin: We can add to our list of excessive use-of-force victims an 80-pound, 73-year-old flower picker in Loveland
Police-cam video shows Karen Garner, who has dementia, suffering a broken arm and dislocated shoulder while being arrested. More video shows Loveland cops laughing about it.
Littwin: More gun-violence bills are on the way in Colorado’s legislature. Imagine if we could say the same for Congress.
It looks as if the state legislature will have passed six gun-violence bills by the end of this session. But don’t look for a ban on assault-style weapons to be among them.
Littwin: The truth is that Derek Chauvin was easy to convict. As for racial justice, the jury is still out.
When it comes to police violence, it’s rare for anyone to get any degree of accountability. And while George Floyd finally did, it came at far too great a cost.
Littwin: Yes, there has been another mass gun killing. Yes, there will be more.
It was the third mass killing in Indianapolis this year. Biden says the gun-violence epidemic is a stain on our character. But who’s going to wipe the stain clean?
Littwin: As the Derek Chauvin trial continues, so does police killing of unarmed Black men
That a Black man was killed after a traffic stop 10 miles from the site of the trial in the death of George Floyd should be unimaginable. Sadly, it is not. A video from Virginia shows why.
Littwin: Vaccine passports are coming, but you may have to cross battle lines to get them
Yes, there are real privacy concerns here, but that’s not necessarily why the passports have become another front in the culture wars.
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.