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What we know — and don’t — about the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate after the second debate

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper continues to avoid questions about state ethics violations and his decision to defy a subpoena, declining to say during a U.S. Senate debate Wednesday whether he did anything wrong or should be held accountable. His rival in the Democratic primary, Andrew Romanoff, said he’s not sure whether he believes Tara Reade’s […]

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Littwin: It’s been a long time coming, but is change really on the way?

There are certain moments in history. Something happens — a handcuffed man screams that he can’t breathe, the cop presses his knee ever more firmly against his neck, and the cop, I swear, looks so unbothered, so this-is-what-I-can-do-and-you-can’t-stop-me calm, ignoring those onlookers who plead for George Floyd’s life, while still pinning his knee on Floyd’s […]

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3 takeaways from the first U.S. Senate debate between Democrats John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff

John Hickenlooper touted his record as governor and ability to find compromise, and his rival Andrew Romanoff called for bolder action to address racial injustice, health care and climate change in the first Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate. The differences in style and substance between the candidates became clear from the start of the 30-minute […]

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Carman: Which white guy running for U.S. Senate will make sure once and for all that Black Lives Matter?

So here we are again wondering if at last we’ve reached a turning point in the country’s 400-year history of brutal abuse and oppression of black and brown people.  To watch the compilation of videos that document the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers is to witness a hate crime committed by agents […]

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Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

It’s been one week since the world watched Minneapolis police kill George Floyd. You cannot watch the video without feeling sick, without remembering Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile and the countless other Americans who have lost their lives in this country because they were black. When I worked for the […]

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Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

John Hickenlooper, the national Democratic favorite in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, is backtracking from a statement he made about Black Lives Matter during a racial-justice forum, saying, “I tripped over my words.” The former governor bumbled the first question in an online candidate forum Saturday hosted by a coalition of advocacy organizations for people of […]