Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s stop rewarding candidates on the fringes

The 2020 presidential election has sparked election conspiracies across the country, shaping our public perceptions, discourse, and seeping into state and local election policy debates – that is, unless we, the voters, choose to put it to a stop. Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll’s April 24 opinion piece in The Colorado Sun criticizes the […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Prosecutors debunk Mesa County clerk Tina Peters’ 2020 election-fraud claims

By Christina A. Cassidy and and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Prosecutors in a western Colorado county said Thursday they found no evidence of tampering in the 2020 presidential election as alleged by a clerk who has become a prominent voice among those promoting former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. The […]

Posted inEducation, Events, News

WATCH: Misinformation vs. The Machine — Tumultuous topics in the classroom

Part two: Tumultuous Topics on the Classroom will focus on looking at current events in the classrooms and how teachers can strategically approach these issues in politically polarized times. The event series is open to anyone interested about learning about the topics, helping others learn about fact vs. fiction. Information shared during the three-part series […]

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Opinion: The most unexpected weapon in the Israel-Gaza conflict? Instagram stories.

TEL AVIV, Israel — In the same predictable manner as just about every other 19-year-old, I have the tendency to instantly push back on every single opinion, task, and lecture that my parents issue. I intentionally devour spicy Takis in the face of my dad’s staunch Gwyneth Paltrow-style clean-living routine, and relish playing political devil’s […]

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Opinion: As media professors surveying Colorado’s local-news landscape, we have good news and bad news

The role of local news has never been more important than today during a pandemic that has killed millions and at a time when anyone can spew rumors and conspiracies while sitting behind a screen.  In Colorado, online misinformation has led some to believe COVID-19 vaccines alter DNA, distrust legitimate philanthropic organizations in the community, […]

Posted inBusiness, Crime and Courts, Election 2020, News, Politics and Government

Denver-based Dominion Voting sues Fox News for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. It’s the first defamation suit filed against a media outlet […]