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Movshovitz: “The Day the Earth Stood Still” still speaks to us, if we’re willing to listen

“Gort, KLAATU BARRATA NICTO” A loose translation of this famous line spoken near the end of the brilliant 1951 movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (forget the splashy, nowhere 2008 version with Keanu Reeves) would go something like “Gort, Klaatu says don’t incinerate the Earth — yet.”  To go backwards in the story, Gort […]

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How Democratic control in Washington will influence Democratic control in Colorado — and vice versa

When Democrats regained control of the Colorado legislature in 2019, they started taking action in response to President Donald Trump and a deadlocked Congress.  That included passing legislation around environmental, immigration and criminal justice issues. Recently, state lawmakers have also taken on coronavirus economic relief and are gearing up to debate the creation of a […]

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Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems employee files defamation suit against Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani

Eric Coomer, a top employee at Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, the president’s personal attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and the conservative media outlet Newsmax, among others. The legal action alleges Coomer, who lives in Colorado and serves as Dominion’s director of […]

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Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper faced off in the third of four U.S. Senate debates on Friday, hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state.  The 90-minute faceoff, hosted by Denver7, The Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio, covered many expected topics: health care, immigration, Hickenlooper’s ethics […]

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Montana governor asks court to block actions by Trump’s land boss, William Perry Pendley

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — The governor of Montana on Monday asked a judge to block three sweeping land use plans that would open most U.S.-owned lands in the state to energy development, saying the documents were invalidated when the Trump administration’s public lands boss was removed for being in the […]

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The next four weeks will determine if Cory Gardner keeps his job. Here’s how he plans to shift the tide.

Cory Gardner is touting his legislative accomplishments in the U.S. Senate and his work responding to the coronavirus crisis. He is getting praise from President Donald Trump and big financial help from national Republicans. And the GOP lawmaker from Yuma is relentlessly attacking his Democratic opponent, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, for violating the state’s […]

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Is the Electoral College systemic racism? Some advocates and experts think so.

The current national reckoning on racial inequality is leading Americans to grapple with questions of systemic racism throughout many of the nation’s most long-standing institutions, whether policing, education or housing. One more disputed institution that Colorado voters will confront in the November election: the Electoral College. The Electoral College is connected to slavery, according to […]

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Littwin: We knew the conventions would be weird this year, but what could be weirder than a united Democratic Party?

It will be fascinating — OK, mildly interesting, unless you’re a junkie like me — to see what kind of virtual conventions the Democrats and Republicans can pull off over the next few weeks. We won’t have to wait long. Democrats are scheduled to start on Monday, Republicans a week later. It’s definitely a challenge. […]