Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.


The time to reject autocracy is now

By: - November 30, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is an adversary of the United States, and an adversary of a country cannot pretend to lead it. Most Americans understand that straightforward maxim, and they do not comprehend how the most notorious enemy of the government can expect to assume that government’s highest office. Trump has his base. He has […]

Former Republican secretary of state of Colorado argues Trump should be barred from ballot

By: - November 29, 2023

Mary Estill Buchanan, a former Republican Colorado secretary of state, argues in court papers filed Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should be barred from the Colorado presidential ballot in 2024. Buchanan joined the advocacy group Colorado Common Cause in making that argument in a brief they submitted as part of a case over whether […]


The Trump ruling in Colorado is wrong. The judge all but said so herself.

By: - November 23, 2023

The ruling in a Colorado case over whether Donald Trump is eligible to be president again came down in his favor on a key point. But the judge gravely erred on that one point, as should be clear to anyone who followed testimony in the case and honestly weighed the relevant constitutional scholarship. Another tell: […]


The Colorado case against Trump is clear. Will the court follow the law?

By: - November 16, 2023

The trial over whether former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the Colorado presidential ballot can seem complex. So let’s step back for a moment and look at the basics. Based upon all available evidence, Trump understood that he lost the 2020 election, but he lied to the American people about the results, claiming […]


What the 2023 election means for the 2024 election in Colorado

By: - November 9, 2023

With Tuesday’s election in the books, we can turn our attention to the 2024 election and consider how this November might offer lessons for next November. Several points stand out. Abortion tops the list of takeaways. Across the country, voters showed a strong and persistent preference for abortion rights, even in conservative regions. Ohio voters, […]


Trial in Colorado proves a Trump return would be America’s demise

By: - November 2, 2023

At one point during the trial in Denver over whether former President Donald Trump is disqualified from the Colorado presidential ballot next year, Trump’s attorney quibbled with a witness’s characterization of a confrontation during the violent 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Depicted in a photo, a person uses a flagpole to assault […]

Jenna Ellis under investigation, again, by attorney-discipline authorities in Colorado

By: - October 26, 2023

Jenna Ellis, the lawyer who represented former President Donald Trump as he tried to overturn the 2020 election, is under investigation by the state office that oversees attorney conduct in Colorado. Ellis, who until recently was a Colorado resident and who is licensed to practice law in the state, was publicly censured in Colorado after […]


How a top Colorado Republican attorney disgraces the legal profession

By: - October 26, 2023

Randy Corporon is an election denier. He’s not lukewarm on the matter. He’s not kind of an election denier. He’s not the sort who cast doubt on the 2020 election results during the overheated weeks around the Jan. 6 insurrection and has since moved on. He is explicit in his stolen-election rhetoric, and to this […]

Jenna Ellis could face further misconduct scrutiny in Colorado following plea deal

By: - October 24, 2023

Jenna Ellis, previously a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, could face renewed official scrutiny of her professional conduct after she pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge in Georgia. Ellis, who until recently was a Colorado resident and who is licensed to practice law in the state, was publicly censured in March by […]

Trump files to appear on Colorado presidential ballot

By: - October 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump has formally indicated to Colorado election officials that he intends to run for president in the state in 2024. Trump submitted candidate paperwork even as he faces a legal challenge to his eligibility to run in Colorado, and state approval of his candidacy is on hold pending developments in that case. […]


Clown show, presented by Ken Buck

By: - October 19, 2023

When they write the history of Rep. Ken Buck, several episodes are sure to stand out. There was the time he was tied to an accusation of election fraud in a scheme apparently meant to help his ex-wife’s election as a Weld County commissioner. And the time he attended a rally wearing a T-shirt (tucked […]


We’re demoting horse race election coverage. Here’s why.

By: - October 12, 2023

Election news coverage should provide community members with reliable information that helps them understand their choices as participants in a democracy. Journalists succeed or fail in living up to that purpose based on their own choices, which they should be transparent about. With local elections coming next month and a presidential election year around the […]