Posted inElection 2020, Opinion, Opinion Columns

Carman: If you liked the Y2K scam, you’re gonna love QAnon trolls and their lies

My friend Helen, who died last year at the age of 90, went through a serious conspiracy theory phase 20-some years ago. She had retired from a nursing career that had provided purpose, satisfaction and friendship for more than 40 years. She was grieving the recent death of her husband, adrift and feeling vulnerable.  She […]

Posted inElection 2020, Opinion, Opinion Columns

Diana DeGette: Why Kamala Harris is the vice president this country needs

There is a lot at stake this November. As Colorado and as our nation battles the once-in-a-century health and economic crisis of COVID-19, as we confront our country’s painful legacy of racial injustice, and take on the existential threat of climate change, the urgency for new leadership in the White House could not be more […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have dual personalities when it comes to television ads and campaign emails

A television ad for Cory Gardner last month featured the former deputy director for Colorado State Parks saying the U.S. senator is “one of the few Republicans who fights for green energy.” The spot was titled “Both Parties.” But Gardner strikes a far more partisan tone in his campaign emails. In one, he contrasts his […]

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Opinion: Prop. 116 would divert money from schools and health care. Why you should vote no.

A good rule of thumb when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. Coloradans are working to overcome many difficulties right now. The worst thing that could happen is approving Proposition 116 (formerly known as Initiative 306), which would take even more money out of our schools and our health care system […]

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17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]

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Littwin: As Donald Trump heads for Kenosha, against all warnings, he takes a suitcase full of conspiracy theories with him

If anyone is left wondering why Donald Trump went to Kenosha, Wis., against all warnings from the Kenosha mayor and the Wisconsin governor, against, for that matter, all reason, the question answers itself. He went there to declare victory. He said that if not for his decision to send in the National Guard, Kenosha would […]

Posted inElection 2020, Health, News, Politics and Government

Cory Gardner wants to get rid of Obamacare. But it’s not clear what he plans to replace it with.

Cory Gardner doesn’t like Obamacare. Ask the Republican senator from Colorado about how to improve health care and the first response you’re likely to hear is that President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 Affordable Care Act needs to be repealed. It’s “destroying this country,” he once said. Ask Gardner for his plans to replace the law, […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government, Technology

Big Tech asserts its influence in Colorado, but the U.S. Senate candidates aren’t willing to discuss it

When Boulder-based phone accessory company PopSockets decided it was tired of being “bullied” by Amazon, the company terminated its relationship in 2018. It cost them $10 million in lost revenue. David Barnett started the company that makes collapsible phone grips and stands in 2014 while still a college philosophy professor. Now, he thinks powerful tech […]