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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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Littwin: We know Pelosi is deep into Trump’s head, but what exactly is she...

We can all agree that Nancy Pelosi is driving Donald Trump crazy, by which I mean, of course, crazier than usual. We can agree, too, and that no one has ever gotten this far...
Mayoral hopeful Jamie Giellis, left, with former rivals Penfield Tate and Lisa Calderon at unity rally opposing Mayor Michael Hancock on May 14, 2019. (Colorado Independent photo by Alex Burness)

Littwin: Can Giellis swing story back to ‘vulnerable mayor’ from ‘string of unforced errors’?

It was never going to be easy, but Jamie Giellis — the little-known challenger pitted against the apparently too-well-known Denver mayor in a runoff election June 4 — had only one job in the...

Littwin: Colorado GOP, with a bad case of recall fever, picks the wrong Democrat...

I didn’t know how things could possibly get worse for Colorado Republicans after their disastrous showing in the 2018 midterms, but I guess I underestimated them. All it took was a bad case of recall...
Alice Madden, a former Colorado House majority leader and U.S. Energy Department official, has joined 10 others in the race to unseat Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. Madden is the most high-profile woman to join the field, which is expected to grow.

The Indy 500: Alice Madden is the first high-profile woman in Dem Senate field....

For those cheering Alice Madden’s decision to join the already-crowded U.S. Senate Democratic primary race — my scorecard has Madden, the former state House majority leader, at No. 11 in the field — you...
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - MAY 07: Students get off buses after being evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after one student was killed and eight injured during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Littwin: We are thankful for heroes, but we must ask why any hero must...

I hate to admit this, but I take too little comfort in the heroics of Kendrick Castillo, who took down one of the STEM shooters at the cost of his life. Castillo, a genuine hero,...
All aboard the 2020 Express: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, and Sen. Michael Bennet — pictured here at the 2016 opening of RTD's A-Line — both want to be president. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Littwin: Why are Bennet, Hick running for president? For the same reasons everyone else...

The first question any candidate for office has to answer is why he or she is actually running for the job. You’d be surprised how many have no real answer beyond, well, it seemed...
"Measles," by Dave Haygarth, via Flickr: Creative Commons

Littwin: Polis gets full-day kindergarten but does nothing to protect kids from measles crisis

Thanks to Jared Polis and the state legislature, Colorado finally has statewide full-day kindergarten, which would be something to celebrate as the legislative session closes — if, that is, we didn’t know that in...
Michael Bennet speaking in 2011. (Photo by Jennifer Cogswell 11 via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin short take: Bennet is 21st Dem, out of 22, now in presidential field

Updated to reflect Bennet’s official announcement The only remaining surprise about Michael Bennet’s big announcement was when it would come. He’s running for president. He’s announced his intention Thursday morning on CBS This Morning and he...
DUBUQUE, IOWA - APRIL 30: Guests wait for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden for a campaign event at the Grand River Center on April 30, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa. Biden is on his first visit to the state since announcing that he was officially seeking the Democratic nomination for president. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Littwin: Biden gets a big bounce in the polls, and who’s more worried —...

If there’s one thing we learned from the 2016 election, it’s that none of the old rules seemed to apply, which is why nearly everyone (me included) got the election so wrong. And yet, here’s...
"Vaccination," by Jason, via Flickr: Creative Commons

Littwin: Facing the possibility of a measles outbreak, the governor wants more data

This column was significantly updated on Friday, April 26, after Colorado Public Radio reported that Gov. Jared Polis had indicated he wouldn’t sign the current vaccination bill moving through the legislature. If you’re among the...