Littwin: If Democrats want voting reform, give Joe Manchin what he wants and make him deliver
If Manchin can’t deliver 10 Senate Republicans — the ones he insists are out there somewhere — to overcome a filibuster, he’s got to come up with a new argument.
Silverman: For Lauren Boebert, keeping up with Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t easy
The main qualification for prominence in the Republican caucus largely focuses on Donald Trump
Littwin: Jared Polis may be big on emission-reduction goals, but just don’t let regulators try to enforce them
The governor’s threat to veto legislation that would have mandated, not merely suggested, Polis-supported goals shows once again that when he and progressive legislators square off, Polis prevails.
Littwin: Republicans ignore the lessons of the Jan. 6 Capitol assault. Now Democrats must learn the lesson of May 28.
The only way for Democrats to protect voting rights in America is to pass a national standard. And the only way to pass it is to kill the filibuster.
Carman: Life is a highway, but the legislature keeps finding nothing but dead ends
It's time for Colorado to acknowledge the injustice on which its highway system was built and to compensate Black and brown communities impacted for decades
Nicolais: Anti-transgender activists should take a lesson from Colorado
Scoring short-term political points among the conservative base at the cost of LGBTQ equality is a losing proposition
Opinion: Pass the salt, please, but I’ll pass on politics at the dinner table
We should have vigorous debate, but we should also recognize when to put it aside.
Littwin: A year after George Floyd’s death, much has changed. Not all of it good.
A year ago, it all seemed obvious. A year later, unarmed black people are still being killed by cops. Voter suppression is being passed in red states. The voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis sits stalled in the U.S. Senate.
Littwin: New mask guidelines are welcome — until you see we must rely on the honor system. Is that really science?
Here’s how that will likely work in America in 2021: Many of those who don’t need to wear masks any more will keep wearing them and many who do need to wear masks still won’t.
Nicolais: What if the January 6 Capitol riot was just a practice run?
If Congress does not enact a commission to review the insurrection that took place in January, it will court more violence in the future
Littwin: We knew the attack on Roe was coming, but who knew the Supreme Court would move so quickly?
The 6-3 conservative court is taking up a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks. The Roe standard is fetal viability. And you thought we were divided now.
Littwin: In a wild week, Ken Buck bucks Trump, Lamborn gets sued and Boebert is still Boebert
After Buck, in a show of principle, supports Liz Cheney and calls out the Big Lie, the question now is whether Trump retaliates. Here’s a guess: Doesn’t he always?
Littwin: The problem with CU President Mark Kennedy is not just that he was hired, but how he was hired
And in case you think that the legislature will ensure transparency in such a hire next time, you may want to think again.
Silverman: Rudy Giuliani and his Colorado connection are putting on an incriminating show
Giuliani’s choice for Colorado counsel is former Secretary of State Scott Gessler
Nicolais: Liz Cheney’s last full measure of devotion is at the altar of our democracy
Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative is engaged in a battle over more than just the future of the Republican Party
Littwin: For speaking the naked truth about Trump lies, GOP decides Liz Cheney must be punished
The truth is easy to find. Just watch vulnerable Big Liars backpedaling as Colorado’s own Eric Coomer and Dominion Voting Systems fight the Big Lie in the courts.
Littwin: Those who didn’t watch Biden’s go-big-or-go-home speech may have no idea what they missed
It’s hard to fathom that the so-called transitional president, with a bare minimum of congressional support, is going for transformational. What in the name of FDR is going on here?
Littwin: More gun-violence bills are on the way in Colorado’s legislature. Imagine if we could say the same for Congress.
It looks as if the state legislature will have passed six gun-violence bills by the end of this session. But don’t look for a ban on assault-style weapons to be among them.
Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder discusses her historic tenure, presidential run and more
The first congresswoman from Colorado weighs in on everything from women in politics to the end of bipartisanship in Washington