We’ve coddled ignorance for years. Now we’re all paying the price with COVID.

BY: - August 12, 2021

A version of “We’ve coddled ignorance for years. Now we’re all paying the price with COVID” first appeared in the Michigan Advance. Sane America has had enough. After almost two years of a horrific pandemic that’s killed almost 620,000 Americans and deadly, faster-spreading variants emerging because selfish and ignorant people refuse to get vaccinated — […]

Realign transportation spending with Colorado ideals

BY: - August 12, 2021

The Newsline article “Summer of smog: Colorado on track for its worst air quality in over a decade” indicates the Front Range’s chronic violation of air quality standards, and recently we can’t help but notice the overcast skies surrounding Denver, undermining our state’s claim to fame of 300 days of sunshine. Vehicle emissions, known to […]

Should the unvaccinated be denied health care?

BY: - August 11, 2021

The hippocratic oath requires doctors to treat all patients equally — but what happens when you run out of doctors? This isn’t the first time medical staff and hospital beds were in short supply during the pandemic. There is, however, something notably different this time. In the early stages of COVID-19, patients overflowed hospitals at […]

The link between extreme mudslides and climate change

BY: - August 4, 2021

Without a doubt, one of the largest threats to American infrastructure is climate change. This was illustrated yet again as upwards of 10 landslides ravaged sections of Colorado’s Interstate 70 corridor, closing the Glenwood Canyon portion of the highway indefinitely. This came after weeks of intermittent slides that have exhausted personnel and had a chilling […]

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Current redistricting plans threaten Colorado’s communities of color

BY: - August 3, 2021

After years of hard work and struggle, Colorado’s communities of color have reached a level of power in the Colorado state legislature that should not be erased. The Colorado Democratic Latino Caucus has 13 members, including Senate President Leroy Garcia. The Colorado Black Legislative Caucus has nine members, including Senate Assistant Majority Leader Rhonda Fields […]

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It is time to hold Big Insurance accountable

BY: - August 2, 2021

The past year has shown the deep flaws within the American health care system. Despite the pandemic, many Americans have still had to suffer through merciless health care policies that left many in inescapable medical debt and having to decide if getting treatment was worth the inevitable bill. Furthermore, communities of color are unevenly harmed […]

Gov. Polis must act to keep tenants who are waiting for rental assistance from eviction

BY: and - July 30, 2021

As the executive director of one of Colorado’s largest affordable housing providers and the board president of a school district serving over 36,000 students, we know first-hand the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our most marginalized communities. Many of the people we serve have disproportionately suffered the financial, health, educational and emotional […]

Do not feel bad for Kristi Burton Brown

BY: - July 30, 2021

Republican lies about the election, the January coup attempt, the threat of a former president building a new regime on the ashes of American democracy — these are not matters on which political leaders can remain aloof. Every leader in the country with a constituency to answer to must choose a side. It’s either preservation […]

Snow can disappear straight into the atmosphere in hot, dry weather

BY: - July 29, 2021

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Creeks, rivers and lakes that are fed by melting snow across the U.S. West are already running low as of mid-July 2021, much to the worry of farmers, biologists and snow hydrologists like me. This is not surprising in […]

Shoulder to shoulder with a seditionist in Grand Junction

BY: - July 28, 2021

Some of the photos from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s visit to Grand Junction last week made the rounds because they illustrated how out of place Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared. There was the freshman Republican, who seems to believe she was elected to Congress for the sole purpose of antagonizing the left, trying to fit in […]

Literacy rates are falling, and Democrats could lose big

BY: - July 28, 2021

Twenty-five years ago Republicans were more educated than Democrats. Today, the inverse is true. The education gap is readily apparent. Facts have become partisan, and Republicans have tossed whole science books out the window. It’s a strategy that appears ill-considered at first glance — after all, what good is letting a virus ransack your base? […]

Extreme heat waves in a warming world don’t just break records — they shatter them

BY: - July 27, 2021

“Extreme heat waves in a warming world don’t just break records — they shatter them” originally appeared in The Conversation. Summer isn’t even half over, and we’ve seen heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with temperatures that would be hot for Death Valley, enormous fires that have sent smoke across North America, and […]