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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

COMMENTARY

MAGA malignancy arrives in a Colorado courtroom

By: - September 28, 2023

A Colorado judge fears for her safety. In the context of history, that’s an extraordinary situation, but as part of the Trumpist erosion of constitutional order, it’s routine. It’s how the ascendant fascist forces on the American right do their thing. Physical intimidation from former President Donald Trump and his followers is present throughout their […]

Fox News, Hannity to be added as defendants in Boebert defamation lawsuit, attorney says

By: - September 25, 2023

Fox News, Sean Hannity and others will be added as defendants in a defamation lawsuit against Rep. Lauren Boebert, the plaintiff in the case said this week. North Carolina political activist David Wheeler sued the Silt Republican in June, claiming she made multiple false statements about him and the political group he leads, American Muckrakers, […]

A view of the Denver City and County Building.

Potential for threats from Trump in 14th Amendment case sways Colorado judge

By: - September 22, 2023

A lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing to block former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Colorado presidential ballot persuaded a judge to enter a protective order for witnesses and other people involved in the lawsuit, largely based on Trump’s history of “inflammatory” statements around other cases in which he is a defendant. Denver District […]

COMMENTARY

California is suing big oil. Why doesn’t Colorado?

By: - September 21, 2023

California last week filed a landmark lawsuit that seeks to hold the biggest oil and gas companies accountable for their role in causing the climate crisis. The lawsuit cites decades of deceit by fossil fuel executives, who knew from internal reports that their products would warm the planet but told the public a different story, […]

Colorado GOP participates in landmark lawsuit that seeks to block Trump from ballot

By: - September 19, 2023

The Colorado Republican Party is allowed to participate in a landmark lawsuit that seeks to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot in Colorado. The judge in the case, Sarah Block Wallace of Denver District Court, granted the state GOP so-called intervenor status Monday, after party officials asked the court for permission […]

As violent political rhetoric escalates, Colorado election workers keep democracy going

By: - September 15, 2023

This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit usdemocracyday.org. In June, the notorious conspiracy theorist and election denier David Clements appeared during a gathering in Chaffee County. […]

COMMENTARY

Jena Griswold should live up to her own election standards and bar Trump in Colorado

By: - September 14, 2023

Colorado last week became a testing ground for a challenge to the candidacy of former President Donald Trump. With the nation’s eyes on a lawsuit that seeks to bar Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot as constitutionally disqualified, Secretary of State Jena Griswold has a special responsibility to maintain Colorado‚Äôs record for high elections standards […]

COMMENTARY

Suicide prevention is a priority for me now

By: - September 7, 2023

Editor’s note: This commentary discusses grief, loss and suicide. I live in an old Denver building with six units, one of which was occupied, until recently, by a mathematician. I met this neighbor several years ago when I asked permission to enter her apartment, because I was looking for the building’s main water shut-off valve, […]

Lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado

By: - September 6, 2023

A lawsuit filed in Colorado seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing as a 2024 presidential candidate on ballots in the state. The suit was filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Colorado voters, who argue Trump is disqualified under a provision of the […]

COMMENTARY

The overlooked but crucial election subversion ties between Colorado and Georgia

By: - August 31, 2023

When Georgia prosecutors this month charged former President Donald Trump and others in an alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election, the indictment included a couple of names that were familiar to Coloradans. But the massive crimes that are said to have occurred in Georgia have ties to Colorado that go beyond those notorious defendants. […]

Rep. Boebert asks federal court to dismiss defamation case

By: - August 22, 2023

Rep. Lauren Boebert asked a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by a North Carolina political activist. The Silt Republican said Tuesday in a motion to dismiss the case that the plaintiff failed to state a legally sufficient claim and that statements by her that form the basis of the lawsuit […]

COMMENTARY

Apathy kills in the climate emergency

By: - August 17, 2023

The results of a recent annual poll of Coloradans showed that their top concerns are the cost of living and housing affordability. Humans are facing the most dire threat to their existence since they appeared on the planet, but the climate crisis merited only a middle-of-the-pack placement in the poll, behind “government” and “overdevelopment.” This […]