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It seems as if the idea for the Juneteenth federal holiday sprang up from nowhere. It didn’t, of course. Many of those in the Black community have celebrated it for generations. We’ve celebrated it in Denver for years. Activists like 94-year-old Opal Lee, who was among those chosen to attend…

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If there’s anything we’ve learned during Jared Polis’ tenure as governor, it’s that whenever progressive Democrats in the Legislature square off with Polis — which happens more often than you’d think — you should put your money on the governor.

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It seems pretty obvious why the CDC suddenly issued its recent guidance that those of us who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in most cases and in most places.

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Although there’s usually nothing in the political world we can all agree on, I’ll offer up this attempt: It was an unusually strange week for the Colorado GOP’s congressional delegation, even by the very high weirdness standards they often set for themselves.

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In matters of race and politics, the issue is not always clear cut. Racism can take the form of a wink or a nod. Or what they call a dog whistle.

According to the folks at Nielsen, Joe Biden’s big speech last Wednesday night — his first, if unofficial, State of the Union — was a ratings flop.

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Give credit to Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and others in the Colorado Legislature who, in the wake of the Boulder King Soopers shooting, are trying to actually do something about gun violence.

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It looks as if the next big battle in the never-ending culture wars — beyond whether to boycott baseball games and other “woke” corporations like, you know, nutritionally woke Coca-Cola — is the question of vaccine passports.

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We are sadly practiced at this. We know by heart all the rituals of mass killings. The vigils. The makeshift monuments. The tears. So many tears. We in the media learned as far back as Columbine to tell the stories of the victims’ lives, to put names to the numbers, faces to the names, so th…

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This may be the last thing I ever expected to write 50 days into the new administration, but progressive Twitter, not to mention much of the media, is swooning — that’s the word I keep seeing — over Joe Biden.

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On March 5, Gov. Jared Polis marked — virtually, of course — the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. We mark it to grieve the nearly 6,000 Coloradans who have died thus far from COVID-19, along with the more than 500,000 deaths nationwide. And still we struggle, and…

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When I fired up the old computer Friday morning, I could feel the blood begin to drain almost immediately from my face. As I moved from one local news site to the next — starting with The Sun, of course — the same story appeared almost everywhere.

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While few people enjoy piling on Ted Cruz as much as I do, I have to admit that Cruz’s trip to Mexico during the Texas energy crisis is, as he said himself, a distraction from the real problem — which is that Texas, of all places, ran out of gas, or at least its ability to deliver gas.

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On Day Five, the final day of the Trump impeachment trial, the United States Senate voted to let Donald Trump off the hook for what is likely the most dangerous and disgraceful set of actions by any president since the nation’s founding.

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You can’t begin to overstate what just happened in Washington, the place where good ideas go to die, if, in fact, anyone even notices them at all.

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For all of Rep. Lauren Boebert’s attention-grabbing antics in her first days in Congress, it looks as if she is still having to play catch-up if her ambition is to be the leading U.S. House crazy. It must be driving her nuts.

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Now that all the beautiful speeches about unifying a country in disunion are over and done, we should note that the clock on President Joe Biden’s honeymoon period is already ticking. In fact, that sound you hear might be the alarm going off.

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If you’re wondering why the Senate must hold an impeachment trial of Donald Trump even after he’s no longer president, even if it’s unlikely that the required 17 or so Republicans will ever vote to convict, even if the trial would impede Joe Biden’s first days in office, you don’t have to lo…

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With one week left before the end of our long national nightmare, when Donald Trump will finally be evicted from the White House, the questions now should be not only about Trump’s fate but also about the fate of Trumpism.

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It’s no secret that the Colorado GOP has major problems. But now one problem — let’s call it the Patrick Neville problem — has reached a critical stage.

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There are two stories competing for the day’s headlines, day after day, and both come back to the same person, who remains, even in his final days in the Oval Office, at the center of everything.

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Looking back on the disaster that was Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s hypocritical Thanksgiving travel decision and the resultant trashing of his credibility…

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I can’t decide — and I don’t think I’m alone here — how seriously to take Donald Trump’s attempted coup, in which he’ll try virtually anything to overturn the plainly clear results of the 2020 presidential election.

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Note: This is Littwin’s pre-election column from the Sunday edition of the Sun. We’re guessing the winners in this year’s election will still be unknown by the time you read it. 

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I get mildly annoyed when I hear Colorado politicians — yes, I mean you, John Hickenlooper — say that if we could only bring Colorado to Washington that everything would be better. There would be mountains, I guess, which would be nice. But politics in state houses, with some notable excepti…

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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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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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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…

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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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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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The unanswered question from Bob Woodward’s blockbuster book on the Trump presidency, helped along by 18 interviews with Trump himself, is why Trump lied about the dangers of the coronavirus. That lie — actually a long series of lies — led to a lack of preparation, led to a lack of mobilizat…

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It is widely assumed that Cory Gardner is an underdog in his U.S. Senate race against John Hickenlooper — a race that many national pundits, out of habit I think, are still calling a tossup. But it’s no secret why Gardner is trailing.

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The day the Milwaukee Bucks remarkably refused to play an NBA playoff game — and I’m not sure everyone understands even now just how remarkable it was — came nearly four years to the day after Colin Kaepernick had taken his first knee.

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For those of you who insist that in these polarized times Democrats and Republicans cannot agree on even the most basic of issues, the national conventions are here to prove you wrong.