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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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Littwin: Breaking new ground, Trump declares a national emergency by conceding there is no...

I know it seems early in the game, but the argument over whether there is a real national emergency on the southern border — hint: there isn’t — is already over. Done. Finished. Finito. Don’t take...

Littwin: Trump calls for a truce, but only if it means he can have...

Like many of you out there, I have my personal favorite lie from Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. But before I get to the reveal — there were so many lies to...

Littwin: In search of sage to explain why savvy Cory Gardner endorsed toxic Donald...

The big news from the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is not that Mike Johnston, a serious candidate, has just announced he’s getting in. We all knew he would get in, and that he...

Littwin: Bennet goes viral, Hick to Iowa, Harris is hot, Schultz is cold...

For maybe the first time in Michael Bennet’s political career, he has gone viral. And as quickly as you can say “Ted Cruz’s crocodile tears,” Bennet is, for the moment, a social media star. All...

Littwin: We honor MLK by learning Republicans were lynched and King wasn’t about race

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr. You can find a Martin Luther King quote for just about any occasion. He spoke so...

Littwin: How hot does a smoking gun need to be before Trump is truly...

Updated at 6:40 p.m. My first reaction to the no-longer-so-explosive Buzzfeed report that Donald Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of his negotiations for a Moscow Trump Tower was...

Littwin: In taking on Trump’s shutdown wall, Pelosi decides to build one of her...

It’s another day for Democrats to be thankful that Ed Perlmutter, Jason Crow and the other resisters failed in their bid to take away Nancy Pelosi’s gavel. Nearly four weeks into the shutdown showdown, the...

Littwin: Trump’s shutdown battle cry — praise the Lord and pass the candy

Donald Trump is losing badly in the government shutdown battle, and that scares the hell out of me. I don’t see any viable, face-saving way out of this self-inflicted crisis for Trump, and that...

Littwin: It wasn’t just Polis who made history — it was also Colorado’s voters

It wasn’t just Jared Polis who made history as the first openly gay man to be sworn in as governor of any state.  Most of that history was made by Colorado voters. And by Colorado...

Littwin: Cory Gardner picks the exact right time to go rogue on Trump’s shutdown

Give Cory Gardner credit. Not only did he go rogue — shocking in its own right — he went rogue at just the right moment. I mean, Gardner couldn’t have had any idea that just...