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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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Littwin: Now the question becomes how (or if) Hickenlooper can be beaten in a...

And so it begins. As long expected, failed presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is now running for the U.S. Senate despite the fact that Hick had repeatedly insisted he would not make a Senate run...
EL PASO, TEXAS - A demonstrator holds a sign depicting an assault rifle at a protest against President Trump's visit, following a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 7, 2019. Protestors also called for gun control and denounced white supremacy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Littwin: Trump caves on guns again — and why that might actually be a...

This may sound perverse, but I’m sort of glad that Donald Trump has done the traditional cave on gun-safety legislation. It took him a little more than two weeks after El Paso and Dayton...
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 opening ceremony in Denver Oct. 5, 2017. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Littwin UPDATE: Now we wait for Hick’s next move. Hint: It should be about...

Editor's note: This story was updated Aug. 15 to reflect John Hickenlooper's announcement he will not seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. This was inevitable. It’s what happens when you’re running out of money,...
EL PASO, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Miguel de Anda, born and raised in El Paso, holds a sign reading 'Trump Not Welcome Here' at a protest against President Trump's visit following a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Littwin: If you’re looking for an inflection point, you’re looking at the wrong president

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when some of the faithless turn hopeful, when some of those desperate to be rid of Trump are begging for affirmation, when some cling to...
EL PASO, TEXAS - AUGUST 04: Jessica (L) and Kalani Windham leave flowers and a candle outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old male suspect, identified as Patrick Crusius from a Dallas suburb, surrendered to police at the scene. At least 26 people were wounded in the shooting. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Littwin: American carnage. American madness. American denial.

Here we are again. Two mass shootings over a weekend. Three in a week. And yet we seem paralyzed as ever about what to do about it, beginning with the president himself who, of...
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre. Twenty presidential hopefuls were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Littwin: Booker and Warren (who wasn’t there) win debate while Bennet remains a long...

On the second night of the second round of Democratic debates, the clear winners were Cory Booker, who arrived just in time, and Elizabeth Warren, who wasn’t even there, which is a hell of...
John Hickenlooper speaks at an event in 2014 in Denver. (Photo by Hans Watson via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin: Hick’s invisible debate performance may well mark the end of his campaign

Before we get to the heart of the Democratic debate, before we blame CNN moderators for a horribly disjointed night designed more for cable TV combat than for actual debate, before we explain how...
Baltimore (Photo by Brandon Morse via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin: I lived in Baltimore for 12 years and, as my old paper said,...

It is way too late to be shocked when Donald Trump — now apparently running for re-election as a full-throated racist — attacks a majority-black city like Baltimore as a “disgusting rat and rodent...
"Public Citizen." Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) speaks at a press conference at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C., to call for reforms to restore voting rights on June 25, 2019. (Photo by Samantha Lai via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin: Whatever Trump or Pelosi hopes, it looks like impeachment isn’t quite dead yet

For those still keeping score at home, Robert Mueller is out, and Jerry Nadler is now in. Anyone (like me) who thought the momentum for impeachment was dead following the Mueller hearings seems to have...
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller waits to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mueller testified earlier in the day before the House Judiciary Committee in back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: It shoulda, woulda, coulda been a disaster for Trump, and yet somehow it...

Let’s not beat around the bush — or as they say in the Mueller hearings, refer to the report — Robert Mueller’s testimony was a disaster for anyone rooting for Donald Trump to be...