After Ludlow, workers’ rights still off-balance

Wronged workers want to counterattack, to take back what they feel is rightfully theirs. They expect justice. But the law offers little to set things right....

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April 24, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: Jeb’s ‘act of love’ roils Tanc’s toxic GOP

The big question in Republican circles is what exactly Jeb Bush was trying to accomplish with his "act of love" speech the other day....

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April 8, 2014 Immigration, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Jeb Bush’s next-generation compassionate conservativism

"They crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love." ...

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April 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

An immigration reform proposal nativists concede is not amnesty

Alex Nowrahsteh of the libertarian CATO Institute says immigration reform of the infamous 3/10-year bar may be passable, and arch-restrictionist Mark Krikorian says it's not amnesty. ...

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March 31, 2014 Immigration, Politics, The Beats

Hungry for immigration reform

Immigration-policy-reform organizer Rudy Lopez, and local faith, labor and business leaders see an opening with Colo. Rep. Mike Coffman. They may well be disappointed....

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March 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

Udall rolls out first ‘women’s issues’ attack targeting Gardner’s record

  DENVER — In the week after news broke that Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner would halt his reelection bid and run instead for the chance […]...

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March 5, 2014 Dig In, Environment/Energy, Health, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

In Senate run, Gardner may be hard-pressed to sell far-right record

Republicans here generally seem to be banking on Gardner as a political type that has been missing in the ranks as late. The hope is that he can sell a brand that has increasingly skewed old, hardcore, inflexible and threatening....

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February 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

Gaspar case highlights complaints leveled at Ken Buck’s Weld County office

The plan aimed to encourage undocumented residents to help bolster public safety by reporting crimes. Critics now say the plan was either half hearted or mostly politics. ...

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February 21, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

‘Viva Tancredo’ campaign hitting early snags

At this point, the single photograph might have gained as much attention as has the entire "Viva Tancredo" campaign. ...

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February 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: Still stuck at ‘self deport’

  If you want to understand the brief life and painful death of the House Republican plan for immigration reform, you don’t have to travel […]...

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February 14, 2014 Immigration, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats


Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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