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Silverman: The truth about Trump’s insurrection will emerge in a courtroom

Big Lies get destroyed in honest American courtrooms. Attorneys, judges and juries safeguard our rule of law, the key to America’s prosperity.  American courts stand up to criminals daily. Mob law is rejected. We have fair trials with established procedures, rules and only relevant evidence. Our judicial system’s goal is finding truth and imposing accountability.       […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert vowed to shake things up in Congress. She has delivered in her first week.

As she barnstormed across the 3rd Congressional District last year with a pistol on her hip and a steady stream of Democrat-aimed insults rolling off her tongue, Lauren Boebert promised to make a big, loud splash in the nation’s capital if voters sent her to Congress. Colorado’s newest U.S. representative has delivered on that – […]

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Opinion: Learning from the 2020 election how to teach democracy

About 157 million Americans voted for president this month, the largest turnout ever for a presidential race. Unfortunately, there remains a large number of Americans that believe that the election was rigged, and a recent survey suggests that about one third of Americans are open to QAnon conspiracy theories.  We are a country more divided […]

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Opinion: Denver’s protest shooting a superspreader of online misinformation

The recent killing of 49-year-old Lee Keltner following protests in downtown Denver brought national attention to Colorado news organizations. In particular, eyes were on KUSA-9News, the station that brought the private security guard – hired through Pinkerton – who shot Keltner, and who is now charged with second-degree murder. But the danger of what happened […]

Posted inColoradans, Election 2020, Politics and Government

How Lauren Boebert rose from unknown to a candidate for Congress to someone in Donald Trump’s orbit

Lauren Boebert blasted into Colorado politics at an Aurora rally with an in-your-face microphone moment and a gun. She emerged from the crowd at a rally for then presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke of Texas and grabbed the mic to shout, “Hell no, you’re not!” in response to O’Rourke’s pledge to take away assault-style weapons. That […]

Posted inElection 2020, Opinion, Opinion Columns

Carman: If you liked the Y2K scam, you’re gonna love QAnon trolls and their lies

My friend Helen, who died last year at the age of 90, went through a serious conspiracy theory phase 20-some years ago. She had retired from a nursing career that had provided purpose, satisfaction and friendship for more than 40 years. She was grieving the recent death of her husband, adrift and feeling vulnerable.  She […]

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Littwin: Day 2 of the Republican National Convention — Trump and more Trumps

Something very strange happened late in the evening of the second day of the Republican National Convention. We were given a glimpse of America as it actually looks today, not the pre-COVID-19 America, not the pre-police-killing-of-George-Floyd America. But this America. The August 2020 America. And, strangely, the person who delivered that message was Melania Trump, […]