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
Carman: In the war on reality, Westminster, Colorado, is Everytown, U.S.A.
Westminster residents are in a water war, and they can tell you all about the connections between climate change, infrastructure and money
Littwin: Who cares if the ultra-rich have their space toys? We need to worry about what toys — and what else — poor kids lack.
The enhanced child tax credit, which reduces child poverty by 45%, expires after one year. In a Sun-hosted zoom interview, Michael Bennet pushes for a permanent solution.
Littwin: Biden’s passionate speech on the GOP assault on democracy got everything right — except the solution
If Biden, the great Senate institutionalist, doesn’t call out those Dems who oppose filibuster reform, then the speech defending voting rights is just so many words and Biden becomes part of the problem
Littwin: Boebert blasts Biden for sending “Needle Nazis” to knock on Mesa County doors. Problem is, no needles, no Nazis, no Biden.
There will be no fans at the Olympics. France is going to “COVID passports.” Don’t they want to own their libs? America is ahead of the game, but Republicans cheer the news that Biden didn’t reach his 70% vaccine goal.