Legislative leaders tried to tamp down expectations for the session, given the continuing pandemic. But the volume and variety of bills introduced after lawmakers returned indicate this will be a full and contentious session ranging over many issues.
The Capitol siege, followed by impeachment, and inauguration of a new president have provided social studies teachers and their students with plenty of history-in-the-making moments to observe, question, and assess.
While the election and presidential transition continued to dominate the news well into November, the Front Porch asked a group of NE Denver residents for their thoughts on bridging the great political divide in our country.
Fifty years ago, Colorado was quite “red,” politically.
As Denver voters mull over six long pages of candidates and ballot initiatives and wonder “Where do I find out about all these judges?” a group of East High School students is discussing big picture questions such as the franchise itself and the strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution.
PLEASE NOTE: Information about Proposition 113, the National Popular Vote (NPV), is incorrect in the printed October issue. A “yes” vote will, in fact, keep Colorado in the NPV compact. Proposition 113 is correct in this online article and in our PDF link to a summary of the 23 state and city ballot questions. Consider printing our 5-page summary to note your decisions after researching questions in the 90-page Blue Book.
Long before he was a rapping, swaggering Broadway sensation, Alexander Hamilton was an unapologetic elitist. To be fair, Hamilton was not alone among the Founding Fathers in this regard. They created the Electoral College, with its electors as a buffer between the people and the president.
Voters will decide whether to repeal this amendment.
Will the confluence of Covid-19 and the ongoing wave of social movements redefine our political life for the generations that follow? Will future historians point to this moment as the one that created a new style of politician?
An interview with Rep. Diana DeGette in mid-May, the day before she returned to Washington, DC to vote on the new $3 trillion HEROES Act, a stimulus package that addresses some of the gaps in the CARES Act.