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Under ordinary circumstances, I would never do this, but I feel I have no choice but to say a few words about Alex Jones, who is now America’s most thoroughly disgraced right-wing grifter and — please excuse the language — scumbag.

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In the biggest congressional news of late and very possibly the most important since Joe Biden took office, Sen. Joe Manchin has changed his position — yes, one more time — on Biden’s much-reduced, yet-still-all-important climate-change package.

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The most obvious question before us following last Thursday night’s powerful, Trump-eviscerating Jan. 6 committee hearing is whether it moved the needle even a little.

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When the news hit of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation, forced by massive dissent in his own party, a lot of us immediately arrived at the same burning question. 

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In an upset of upsets, they held a Republican primary in Colorado and truth — or some version relatively close to it — actually won the day. 

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Now, at long last, we should be able to see clearly what we have done, how careless we were, how thoughtless, how gullible, how easily duped.

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If I’m honest — and I try to be even when not under oath — I was afraid that the Jan. 6 committee would blow its big prime-time opportunity Thursday night.

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I got Sen. Michael Bennet out of his sickbed the other day — he’s recovering from a bout with COVID, which he might have contracted on his first post-mask, Senate-recess flight home from Washington — to talk about the sad fate of Roe v. Wade and the tenuous future of abortion rights in Ameri…

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I know this sounds counterintuitive, but believe me, it’s true. The hardest part of writing about Lauren Boebert is that it’s way too easy to write about Lauren Boebert.

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I’m not sure why Gov. Jared Polis sent his tweet taking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to task for his strong-arming of Mickey Mouse and the rest of the Disney gang after they criticized DeSantis’ benighted, wink-to-homophobes, Don’t Say Gay legislation. Let’s just be happy he did.

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I’m not sure which is the more surprising fact I learned when reading the story about GOP gubernatorial candidate Danielle Neuschwanger in The Colorado Sun on Friday.

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It’s not often — in fact, it has probably never happened — that the spouse of a serving Supreme Court justice has overshadowed the typically hyperpartisan Senate hearing of a prospective justice.

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I don’t blame Republicans for their legislative tactics — or, to put a finer point on it, theatrics — in their very public effort to slow down Democratic House Bill 1279, which would codify abortion rights in Colorado.

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Please forgive me for taking a mental-health break today in order to briefly avoid all serious news, from Vladimir Putin’s horrific war, from one of Donald Trump’s GOP House acolytes calling Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug,” from being thankful that my morning commute — a block-and-a-half walk t…

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In America, as in much of the world, we overwhelmingly root for Ukraine in its fight for survival against Russia. Of course we do, unless we’re Tucker Carlson or J.D. Vance. Ukraine is one of those gutsy underdogs that captures our imagination, gives us a renewed sense of possibility in an u…

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Once again, democracy is under attack. And while I could be talking about Russia’s still-shocking, full-scale invasion of Ukraine and its fledgling democracy, I’m actually talking about the ugly rantings of Vladimir Putin’s poodle, Donald Trump.

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Sometimes, even as a cynical columnist, you find yourself moved to write about something truly good, something extraordinary, something — OK, I don’t want to get carried away here, because this story also has the expected opposition, setbacks and struggle — that shines a light on the fact th…

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There’s more news, if you can stand it, on Tina Peters, the embattled Mesa County clerk and Colorado’s most investigated Big Lie purveyor (see p. 3).

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In a bizarre and potentially devastating Douglas County emergency school board meeting Friday night, the newly elected 4-3 conservative majority did exactly as expected.

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Let’s stipulate here, as lawyers like to say, that President Joe Biden’s decision to choose a Black woman as his Supreme Court nominee is, in fact, affirmative action.

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Among those still in the if-everyone-would-only-ignore-Trump-he’d-simply-go-away camp, Joe Biden finally realized that the concept wasn’t working. Not only was it not working, it was a disaster. And not only has it been a disaster, there’s no easy way to fix it.

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Let me confess straight away that I have no idea why Joe Manchin decided after months of negotiations to announce — and on Fox News yet — that he was single-handedly blowing up the centerpiece of Joe Biden’s first-year agenda. Negotiations were still ongoing, and while Manchin’s objections w…

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I was going to write today about the spread of the potentially deadly Omicron variant of COVID-19, but I’m afraid there’s another dangerous virus making its rounds — threatening Colorado, threatening America, threatening to normalize bigotry, threatening democracy itself — that also must be …

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It’s easy — too easy, in fact — to look at the trial in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man, as a do-over for the Kyle Rittenhouse case, as a second chance for a jury to reach a just verdict.

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I’m not sure why exactly Mitch McConnell allowed Joe Biden to have his big, $1.2 trillion infrastructure-bill victory, but I’ve got a feeling he won’t let it happen again. Ever.

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In case you didn’t notice  it, last week was not a particularly good one for Gov. Jared Polis. Let us count the ways. 

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Lauren Boebert is back in the news again, which is great for columnists, cable TV news pundits and late-night comics — but not so great for America, for Colorado and especially for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which she represents.

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The easiest thing to say about President Joe Biden’s comprehensive spending program, which brings a massive sewing machine to America’s badly torn safety net, is that the cost — to coin a phrase — is too damn high.

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The news could have been worse, but it was bad enough. We got the message from my 6-year-old’s elementary school on Thursday night that he might have to be quarantined because of a possible COVID infection in his first-grade class.

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You may have noticed that an unusual number of Supreme Court justices have taken to publicly defending themselves — my favorite is Amy Coney Barrett’s we’re-not-partisan-hacks defense — as credible, balls-and-strikes arbiters of American law, unswayed by politics or by the fact that Donald T…

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As soon as I finished writing this column, I headed over to my neighborhood pharmacy to get the Pfizer booster shot. It has been eight months since my second shot — I was fortunate to get in line early when vaccine doses were hard to come by — and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and t…

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As you may have noticed, the culture wars in America have heated up again, and, in some cases, the pressure points are so stressed that you worry something might well explode.

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The 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 was different from all the others. That’s because, after so many years, the lens we’re looking through has changed so dramatically.

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There could be no celebration as the Afghan war finally comes to an end. At best, there can be mixed emotions, but mostly there’s sorrow and there’s regret. As Americans, we never like to say we’ve lost, but this time it’s unavoidable.

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Just when you think the war against COVID can’t get much stranger, we now have the third-jab issue to contend with.