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Virginia senator floats Trump censure as Senate prepares for impeachment trial

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s been talking privately with his Senate colleagues about censuring former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday that he views censure as a possible “alternative” to Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial […]

‘We need closure’: Rep. DeGette prepares for unprecedented Trump impeachment trial

BY: - January 23, 2021

For Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette and other Democrats tasked with presenting an impeachment case against former President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate, the challenge will be managing a trial unlike any that’s come before it. Trump is the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, after the House of Representatives voted on […]

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The most important speech of Boebert’s life, annotated

BY: - January 22, 2021

At about 1:55 p.m. on Jan. 6, the freshman representative from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert, stepped to the microphone on the floor of the U.S. House. It was her third full day as a congresswoman, and it was her first floor speech. The speech is certain to endure as one of the key […]

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I was blocked on Twitter by the president. But I’m still there, and he is not.

BY: - January 20, 2021

Three and a half years ago, President Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. After the Jan. 6 attack on our democracy, he has been deplatformed by Twitter itself and most other social media sites. Having worked with the Knight First Amendment Institute to get my account unblocked by the president, I recognize both the power […]

An Inauguration Day like no other: Here’s how Coloradans can watch (or participate) on Wednesday

BY: - January 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday amid a global pandemic that has claimed 400,000 American lives and only two weeks after a mob of right-wing extremists emboldened by the sitting president violently breached the U.S. Capitol.  The swearing-in ceremony will take place on the west front of […]

Q&A: A Colorado history professor who studies fascism talks about the Capitol insurrection — and what could come next

BY: - January 19, 2021

When the Capitol insurrection was in full swing on Jan. 6, Michael Ortiz, an assistant professor of world history at the University of Northern Colorado, was trying — somewhat unsuccessfully — to finish writing the conclusion of his book exploring the history of fascism. Ortiz, who studies how fascism and imperialism intersect, was glued to […]

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A common thread of rage in terrorist attack on the Capitol

BY: - January 19, 2021

As more evidence is discovered and more arrests are made in connection to the Jan. 6 terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, the picture of intersectional violence becomes clearer. It’s something the reproductive rights community has lived as a reality for years: a common thread of rage and violence directed at people exercising their constitutional […]

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Republican praise of Martin Luther King will sound even more hollow and hypocritical now

BY: - January 16, 2021

There’s a long list of Republicans who ought not part their lips this holiday weekend to praise Martin Luther King Jr., to quote from his most famous speech, or suggest in any way that they know anything about content of character.  That list includes the 138 Republicans in the U.S. House and the six Republicans […]

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: and - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, […]

‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

BY: - January 13, 2021

In July 2011, a pipeline owned by ExxonMobil burst near Laurel, Montana, dumping 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the nearby Yellowstone River. As federal officials reported the damage for weeks afterward, they found American white pelicans, owls and other bird species covered in oil, injured or dead. ExxonMobil agreed to pay $12 million to […]

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Stand up to sedition and treason

BY: - January 12, 2021

By Marilyn Lori The most important lesson my grandparents taught me was that courage was not the absence of fear but brave action in spite of it. On the night of Jan. 6, it gave me hope to see all our senators and representatives have the courage to return to Congress and finish the job […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]