Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

Defamation lawsuit against Boebert heading to a Colorado courtroom, Muckrakers president says

By: - March 15, 2023

A North Carolina political activist is preparing to file a lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt in federal court in Colorado, the activist told Newsline. David Wheeler, president of the American Muckrakers PAC, sued Boebert in a North Carolina state court last year for defamation and malicious prosecution. In January, the judge dismissed […]


Bigotry has no place in the Colorado House

By: - March 9, 2023

Hate speech was voiced by Republican elected officials on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives last week. Democratic leaders in the chamber, where they control a large majority, did not take adequate steps to stop it. Now, bigots in the General Assembly have established that transphobia is tolerable in the seat of Colorado […]

Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis censured in Colorado for false election claims

By: - March 8, 2023

Jenna Ellis, the Colorado attorney who was former President Donald Trump’s senior legal advisor as he tried to overturn his 2020 election loss, has been censured by a Colorado judge for misconduct. The public censure order was signed Wednesday by Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon M. Large, who oversees lawyer discipline cases in Colorado. As part […]

Kevin McCarney joins Colorado GOP chair race with days to go before election

By: - March 6, 2023

Kevin McCarney, former chair of the Republican Party of Mesa County, announced his candidacy for chair of the Colorado Republican Party. McCarney becomes the seventh candidate in the race, with the March 11 election just days away. “We are at a crossroads for Republicans in Colorado. We have a tremendous decision in front of us. […]


Stop tolerating gun extremists. Shame them.

By: - March 2, 2023

America is a country-size arsenal. There are 20% more guns in the U.S. than people. Americans are estimated to own 393 million of the 857 million guns in the world, or almost half — 46% — of all civilian guns. And the obscene ubiquity of firearms in the U.S. explains much about why the country […]


Into the abyss with Colorado Republicans

By: - February 23, 2023

Colorado Republicans faced a choice after a dismal performance in the November elections: They could turn away from the extremism that contributed to humiliating losses, or they could continue down a path of fringe politics and bigotry. They’ve largely gone with extremism. This puts the party at risk of further irrelevance and robs conservative Colorado […]

Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis faces imminent formal complaint in Colorado

By: - February 22, 2023

Colorado attorney Jenna Ellis, one of the central figures in former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election, is the subject of a formal professional misconduct complaint that’s expected to be filed in the coming weeks. Ellis had been under scrutiny by the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, which investigates allegations of […]


Colorado Democrats kill some bills in secret. That’s likely illegal — or it should be.

By: - February 16, 2023

Democratic members of the Colorado Legislature during previous sessions appear to have violated the state’s open meetings law. And they’re poised to do so again this year, even though they’ve been warned. Leaders of the Democratic caucus deploy an online survey to determine which bills that spend money advance or die. As was highlighted by […]


White nationalism gets a hearing in the Republican House

By: - February 9, 2023

Xenophobia is the original offense of the Trump era. The former president launched his campaign in 2015 by saying of Mexican migrants, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” It was a gross mischaracterization of facts, but the nativist message resonated with a Republican base primed by far-right media figures to despise non-white immigrants. […]


Oversight will never fix what’s wrong with policing

By: - February 2, 2023

Memphis has a police oversight board. This might seem surprising, since after local officers barbarically beat Tyre Nichols to death last month no police department in the country seems more in need of oversight. But the Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board has been in existence for almost 30 years. What’s not surprising is that […]

Colorado Republican leaders sideline El Paso County chairwoman in contentious meeting

By: - February 1, 2023

Leaders of the Colorado Republican Party on Monday voted to appoint a “neutral” person to oversee the El Paso County Republican Party reorganizational meeting and elections in less than two weeks. The extraordinary vote signaled that a majority of state party officials do not trust Chairwoman Vickie Tonkins of El Paso County to run the […]

Fee exceptions for journalists proposed for Colorado public records law

By: - January 27, 2023

Press advocates are proposing state legislation that would make exceptions for journalists in the fee schedule of Colorado’s public records law.  Reporters in the state have long asserted that the costs of obtaining public records are often too high and hinder their ability to inform the public about government business. “It’s just prohibitively expensive for […]