Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise are the frontrunners to succeed Kevin McCarthy as House speaker. That’s if anyone can get enough votes.
The major expansion of a previous experiment will be one of Colorado’s biggest contributions to emergency use cuts on the troubled waterway
Colorado’s U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper is pushing legislation that aims to make federal funding available to pay farmers and ranchers to voluntarily use less water by leaving their fields temporarily fallow. The Hickenlooper bill, which has bipartisan support, passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Thursday. It still has to be approved by the full […]
Lori Saine, Barbara Kirkmeyer, Jan Kulmann and Tyler Allcorn are battling over their Republican credentials now. But to win in November they’ll have to woo unaffiliated and Hispanic voters who may be more moderate.
Shockingly, the U.S. Senate may be on the verge of passing some kind of gun-safety law. Yes, I said it would never happen, and I might still be right. But if I’m wrong and it does get passed, it would be a mostly toothless law. Let us count the ways. It wouldn’t ban semi-automatic assault […]
It used to be that October marked the end of wildfire season, and the most destructive fires occurred in or around forested areas. But increasingly, more Americans experience the impacts of wildfires year-round. In 2021, nearly 50,000 wildfires were reported, which burned over seven million acres of land. And as we saw with the Marshall […]
The highlight of the troubling ethics report on Rep. Doug Lamborn’s family business — which, not coincidentally, seems to the same as his official, taxpayer-funded job as a U.S. congressman — has to be this quote credited to Lamborn’s wife, Jeanie: “If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.” Well, here’s a guess. Mama — who plays […]
It isn’t as if I didn’t understand that it has been 2022 for a few weeks now. There have been plenty of warning signs: I watched the ball fall in Times Square. I mumbled my way through the words to Auld Lang Syne. I kissed a loved one as the clock struck midnight (Ok, so […]
Confined to bed and forced to watch television coverage of the Senate for a week, an American citizen wouldn’t see anything resembling the old School House Rock cartoon about “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” Committees don’t draft careful legislation after weeks of deliberation. Senators don’t debate the pros and cons of that legislation on […]
With all the marvels of modern medicine, could humans still die from a paper cut? For years we’ve taken the ability to fight bacterial infections for granted. After Alexander Fleming discovered the source of penicillin — the world’s first bacteria killer — in 1928, the field of medicine was instantly changed. Diseases that previously filled […]