• Mike Littwin

    How have the many years of a society dealing with its racist history come to this? How does this level of racist hatred still exist?

    This was a day for grieving and sorrow and reflection — and for counting the number of times Barack Obama has addressed the country after a mass shooting. There are so many that the Washington Post has published a timeline.

  •  Lee H. Hamilton

    I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do.

  •  Hey, brothers and sisters, I’ve got a favor to ask of you: Can you spare some good news?

    I guess before I start asking favors, I should introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Johnson, or JJ. (Some readers might immediately think of “Jeremiah Johnson,” a movie mountain man played by Robert Redford. Feel free to ignore the mug shot above and picture me as such.)

  • Mike Littwin

    When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 as the anti-Iraq-war candidate, it all seemed so easy.

    He’d wind down the war, pull out the troops and leave Iraqis to sort out their own country, with the help of American “advisers” — whatever that word means.

  •  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement commending the Senate’s passage of the USA Freedom Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT):

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    A few weeks ago I got an email from Judy, a reader who wanted to tell me about trouble she’s had paying her medical bills, particularly those for prescription drugs. 

  • John Crabtree

    Center for Rural Affairs


    A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be ‘actively engaged’ in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule.

  • Mike Littwin

    Colorado Independent


  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

    The Department of Veteran Affairs narrowly avoided a work stoppage last week on the partially completed VA hospital project in Aurora after legislation was passed giving a three-week extension that will allow more time to negotiate a longer-term agreement. 

  • Bob Lord

    Guest Column


    How much did Congress save taxpayers last year when it cut food stamp benefits for 16 million poor children?

  •  Toni Kooy

    Guest Column


    In the wake of a tragedy such as a suicide, people often wonder “how did this happen? Could someone have helped them?”

  •  Libbi Palmer, PsyD

    Guest Column


  •   Al Jacobson

    Guest Column

  • Jill Richardson

    OtherWords Columnist


    I recently checked out an upscale yoga studio in Madison, Wis., and discovered a new and disturbing trend: boxed water.

    Boxed water?

  • MetroWest Editorial Board

    Colorado’s grand experiment with decriminalizing marijuana has been a tricky process, but there’s hope that it will be further simplified this November.

  • By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service

  • Marge Baker, Guest Column

    The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to call the real winner: big money.

  • By Donald Kaul

    Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

  • By Emily Schwartz Greco & William A. Collins

    When she heard that the GOP had nailed a Senate majority, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska grabbed a chair, lifted it over her head and shouted “I’m the chair, maaaaaaan!”

  • We recently observed Veterans Day, and like the rest of you, I think of it as a day where we should do a little more than have a few sales and, my favorite part, free meals for veterans. We should just take a few minutes and think about the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces.