As I write this message, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the nation’s southern border. Thousands of children are being forcibly separated from their parents and housed in facilities that meet the literal and moral definition of internment camps.
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This weekend, a who’s-who of the far right gathered in Denver for the Western Conservative Summit. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, two of the most anti-Colorado members of the Trump administration, headlined an event that seems tailor-made to showcase the very worst in American politics today.
June 1 was my second anniversary as the executive director of ProgressNow Colorado. I wanted to take just a moment to talk about the experience.
Another terrible school shooting. Once again the debates over how to stop the carnage of mass shootings begin, the talking heads recite their talking points, and politicians weigh the cost/benefit of saving lives versus pleasing big donors. It’s a sad, predictable cycle that frustrates everyone except those who benefit from the deadly status quo.
It seems like every election year, the lying in politics gets worse. 2018 looks to be no exception.
The 2018 session of the Colorado legislature is finally over.
This week, the 2018 session of the Colorado legislature comes to a close.
Just before the 2010 elections, a shocking report in the Denver Post detailed an alleged hit-and-run accident committed by Walker Stapleton, who later pled guilty to DUI. Stapleton is alleged to have caused bodily injury to two pedestrians while under the influence of alcohol, then attempting to leave the scene before authorities could arrive.
In America today, no institution is more crucial to our success and at the same time vilified than our public education system. Without education, Americans can’t compete. But, here in Colorado our teachers lack the most essential resources they need to carry out their responsibilities in the classroom—and when teachers go home at night they struggle to feed their own families.