In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie’s parents discuss a SWAT raid based on an iPhone app that traumatized a 77-year-old woman — and prompted them to question the police budget.
David A. Varel is an affiliate faculty member of history at Metropolitan State University-Denver and the author of two books: “The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick’s Crusade for Black History and Black Power” and “The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought.” He earned his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 […]
A recent Lincoln Project podcast was compelling. Beto O’Rourke defended Texas House Democrats’ desperate exodus from Texas to avoid enactment of legislation built on Trump’s Big Lie. Voting rights are civil rights. Beto announced a march from Georgetown to Austin, which would culminate Saturday morning with a rally at the Texas Capitol. “It is going […]
Cling to first principles in troubled times. One man. One vote. Women, too. Mess with voting and you are messing with America. Our nation’s Voting Rights Act was born of blood spilled on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. Young John Lewis took a brutal beating on Bloody Sunday. Martin Luther King Jr. and his […]
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The FBI and federal prosecutors have been reviewing Elijah McClain’s death for a potential civil rights investigation since last year. The review is ongoing, federal authorities say, and the city of Aurora has been cooperating. “The standard practice of the Department of Justice is to not discuss the existence or progress of ongoing investigations. However, […]
I have long insisted that in the age of Trump, irony has died along with it. But then comes Neil Gorsuch to prove me wrong. In a startling 6-3 decision, with a startling majority opinion written by the ultra-conservative Gorsuch, the Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTQ people are, well, like all other people and […]
When it comes to economic prosperity, Colorado is a consistent leader in the West and across the nation. With a steadily decreasing unemployment rate and stable job growth numbers, it’s easy to understand why Colorado has continued to attract top-tier employers and a skilled workforce made up of people who are proud to call themselves […]
On a crisp Saturday morning in Boulder, 50 people, most of whom were white, streamed into the basement of a stately old downtown church to spend three hours immersed in the history of racism in America, a lesson that included uncomfortable truths, disturbing images and a belief that knowledge, ever powerful, could lead to change. […]
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next > More cartoons from The Colorado Sun