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Back in 2018, I showed up to a Colorado Springs City Council meeting in support of the Indigenous community, which was petitioning Council to make Indigenous People’s Day a permanent resolution, thereby abolishing Columbus Day. Protests against Columbus Day have been occurring for decades, a…

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Little known fact: In more and more races, the GOP doesn’t have broad enough appeal to fairly produce an election majority, so it has resorted to rigging the system so a minority prevails.

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Our question for today is what will become of Colorado’s Republican Party if Cory Gardner, as many expect, loses his Senate seat to John Hickenlooper? I mean, besides, in what should be the first order of business, kicking Ken Buck out as party chair.

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The country is less than three weeks away from Election Day and chances are, no matter where you get your news, you’ve been told how divided our nation is — that there’s very little interest from the powers that be or the sides they lead in discussing commonalities. As we know, when it comes…

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For those who have been wondering when or if Cory Gardner would try to put some distance between himself and his pal Donald Trump, now we know.

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Colorado Springs is one of 10 cities across the country to receive mural installations as part of Facebook’s “Voting Is Voice” campaign, part of the platform’s broader initiative to support voting in the 2020 election. In a June 16 op-ed for USA Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “I …

Shortly after taking office, Trump puffed himself up in full Trumpian pomposity to proclaim: “We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.”

Back in March, when it was clear COVID-19 was a thing and would be with us for quite some time, forward-thinkers began examining the processes needed to ensure voters (in the midst of a pandemic) would have the ability and the access to vote in the general election. Democrats have pushed for…

Once Donald Trump, who famously said he likes to downplay COVID-related issues, agreed to check into Walter Reed, Trump’s health crisis became all too real. It may be a while yet before we know how real. Truth, after all, is predictably the first casualty of a presidential health crisis. And…

Current City Councilor and House District 16 candidate Andres Pico struck the Indy’s editorial board as rational during our conversation. That includes his explanation regarding his position on human-caused climate change, an issue for which he’s faced scrutiny while a councilor. But it was …

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Donald Trump has named his 11th-hour nominee for the Supreme Court in what will be Part II of the Great Court Heist of 2020. And when it’s all over — whatever happens to Trump in November and beyond — we’ll have a court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade, a court prepared to diminish voting ri…

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October is Arts Month. In another time, we’d be going to museums, listening to live music, seeing plays at the Ent Center, the Millibo Art Theatre or the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

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Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean — smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their ballots and with every ballot fairly counted. Is that too much for people to ask?

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Recently, my kids and I took a trip to Utah to visit some family we haven’t seen in a few years. While there — and after a few games of basketball with siblings in desert heat and dense wildfire smoke — my son had what appeared to be an asthma attack. He was about to pass out, seeing spots, …

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We should not be talking about politics today. We should be honoring and mourning the life and death of the Notorious RBG, who was far more than a late-career cultural icon. She was a giant of the court. Even before joining the Supreme Court, she was the diminutive giant whose outsized role …

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With our national election looming, someone should put up “lost dog” signs in every neighborhood saying, “Missing: Republican Party Platform.”