Remapping 2021 | New draft Colorado legislative maps are coming and congressional commissioners struggle to find consensus
A look at the former Western Slope 4th District and a new congressional proposal is set to be released this week
Littwin: We haven’t forgotten 9/11, but on the 20th anniversary, we can’t help but see it differently
The failed war on terror, it can be argued, led from 9/11 to Jan. 6, from anti-Muslim fervor to the rise of Trump, the Big Lie and threats to our democracy
Nicolais: Death threats to election officials threaten democracy itself
A recent investigative report details hundreds of violent threats made to election officials in the wake of the 2020 election
Littwin: Anyone who actually believes in freedom should be outraged by court ruling on Texas’ abortion law
The unconstitutional law leaves it to bounty hunters and vigilantes to enforce a law against abortions after six weeks. And you were worried about school kids having to wear a mask during a pandemic?
Littwin: The war in Afghanistan wasn’t lost in the chaos at the airport. It was lost the day we decided to invade Iraq.
That’s when the mission changed and we decided to remake the world in our image. We also failed to learn lessons from previous wars
Littwin: Why have the world’s greatest military if we don’t use it to evacuate all Americans and Afghan allies?
Rep. Jason Crow wants America out of Afghanistan, but not while leaving behind those who helped us fight the forever war
Littwin: Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters gives first interview since skipping town to the MyPillow guy. Who else?
Peters admits making copies of the voting system’s hard drive in order, she said, to “preserve” the evidence. Mesa commissioners, meanwhile, are set to extend the county’s contract with Dominion.
Nicolais: A little advice for redistricting commissions weighing competitiveness
Ten years ago the commission I served on made a simplistic mistake – one that current commissioners should learn from
Carman: Apocalypse now — Washington keeps dithering while the West suffocates
We need to turn up the heat on corporate America and finally put an end to our feckless political leadership
Littwin: Joe Biden made the right call in leaving Afghanistan. If only he’d known how to pull it off.
In his speech, Biden gave a forceful explanation for why it was long past time to end the war in Afghanistan. But he offered no real explanation for how the ending turned into chaos.
Nicolais: Mesa County clerk Tina Peters should be recalled for potentially criminal behavior
As the Mesa County district attorney reviews how passwords for election equipment were leaked from Tina Peters’ office, residents should remove the threat she poses to democracy
Littwin: Mesa County voting machine scandal seems right in line with the far more dangerous DOJ scandal
How did the passwords from Mesa County voting machines end up on a far-right-wing blog? And how does Clerk Tina Peters, a Trump truther, explain the leak? Just ask the MyPillow guy.
Littwin: Why would McConnell give Biden a victory on infrastructure? If you’re not suspicious, you’re not paying attention
Michael Bennet, up for reelection next year, says he’s happy to run on both infrastructure bills, which he says will be popular in rural America. Guess what: Trump apparently thinks so, too.
Federal judge says Colorado lawyers’ lawsuit challenging 2020 election results was “the height of recklessness”
The judge ordered Gary D. Fielder and Ernest J. Walker to pay the attorneys fees of the people and companies they sued
Silverman: End the filibuster on voting-rights legislation to stop election-rigging schemes
It's time to learn from our history and pass meaningful federal civil rights legislation
Wilson: The tide turns for Tay Anderson, but will the left learn not to be too quick to judgment?
Denver school board member has been cyber-bullied, even after his anonymous accuser recanted her claims of sexual assault
Littwin: As I take my mask out of storage, I have many COVID-related questions. Like, why do so many ignore the best answers?
If you trust the science — and that’s the problem; so many don’t — you know you must get vaccinated and now wear masks where advised. But even science still gets stuff wrong. Biology, we’re told, is messy.
Littwin: The 4 cops called to testify about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection dramatically offer their version of the Big Truth
The U.S. House select committee begins its work with testimony from D.C. police officers who said they felt betrayed by those lawmakers who would diminish what they faced that day in battling the terrorists storming the Capitol
Littwin: At this point, it doesn’t matter who is to blame for our still-low vaccination rates. It matters what we do about it.
Many thought we were heading back to normalcy, but the delta variant upended all that. We need to be serious. If you need an example, arguing about whether shoolkids should be masked is not serious.
Nicolais: The Colorado GOP may opt out of open primaries – and into a death spiral
If the party's move sets off enough dominoes, it could help put an end to the corrosive party primary system