Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives. But it also appeared possible that the justices could avoid a final ruling on the issue until they […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: A road trip through waves of grain, COVID and political storms

Like the nation, I’ve rolled up some serious, politically charged pandemic miles in recent months, days, minutes….  So let’s talk road trips, truly a great American pastime. I put 14,000 miles total on four different vehicles in the middle of a surging COVID-19 crisis and weird demonstrations of calamitous climate change. Oh yeah, the seemingly […]

Posted inColoradans, Health, News, Politics and Government

Abortion-ban measure is one of Colorado’s two most expensive ballot questions and the outcome is too close to call

Opponents of a ballot measure that would ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, have raised $8.7 million — about 14 times as much as the groups pushing the initiative.  And leading up to Election Day, the limited polling data available suggests Proposition […]

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Opinion: Barrett confirmation hearings evoke different meanings of motherhood

The irony of emphasis on Amy Coney Barrett’s embodiment of conservative Christian motherhood is not lost on me.  Given that the image of a Mother Earth figure has persisted across world cultures in mythology and religion, it is important to examine matriarchal symbolism with Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings highlighting the GOP’s allegiance to selectively […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, Election 2020, News, Politics and Government

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice with help of Cory Gardner

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late […]