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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

COMMENTARY

Colorado lawmakers favor battle weapons over the people they rip apart

By: - April 20, 2023

Lawmakers in Colorado, a state as familiar as any with the unspeakable violence of mass shootings, have a moral obligation to ban assault weapons. An AR-15-style assault weapon was used in most of the deadliest mass killings in America since 2012, including two massacres in Colorado. Some firearms are designed mainly for self-defense, hunting or […]

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Election officials must block Trump. The Constitution demands it.

By: - April 13, 2023

There is no serious dispute about it: Former President Donald Trump while still in office engaged in insurrection when he impelled a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. Also not in dispute: A clause in the 14th Amendment bars any office holder who engaged in insurrection from again holding office. There should be no disputing […]

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Don’t curb free expression at the Colorado Capitol

By: - April 6, 2023

A conservative activist recently was booted from the Senate gallery at the Colorado Capitol for wearing a sweatshirt that contained what staff deemed a prohibited political statement. The activist, Jeff Hunt, objected to such treatment and says Capitol authorities should be more tolerant of free expression. He’s right. On March 21, anti-abortion advocates planned a […]

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Gun violence is a proxy war on the American public

By: - March 30, 2023

As the riot of gun violence in America produces fresh massacres by the day, firearm fundamentalists refuse to acknowledge the blood on their hands, and their suicidal stance in the face of escalating carnage is that more guns are the answer. But it’s worse than that. Take a close look at the arguments that gun […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]