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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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Gov. Jared Polis shows off his new face mask on April 3, 2020. He is encouraging Coloradans to wear masks when out going grocery shopping or on other essential business. (Screenshot from @jaredpolis)

Littwin: Polis would trade Trump a cool mask for ventilators, but Trump wouldn’t wear...

On a normal day, in normal times, I’d be writing about our governor’s press briefing Friday and his demonstration of how to make your own anti-coronavirus mask, along with his forever-to-be-mocked suggestion that “Let's...
President Donald Trump addresses the Nation from the Oval Office about the widening coronavirus crisis, Wednesday, March, 11, 2020. (POOL PHOTO by Doug Mills/The New York Times) NYTVIRUS

Littwin: The virus news has gotten so bad that Trump is forced to try...

I heard something strange and remarkable and frightening at the White House coronavirus press briefing Tuesday. I’m pretty sure it was something very much like the truth. Yes, the charts were scary. The numbers were...
Gov. Jared Polis announced Colorado's first two cases of coronavirus in Colorado on March 5, 2020. As of Friday, March 27, tyhe state was up to more than 1,700 cases with 31 deaths. (Photo by John Herrick)

Littwin: Trump is back to war and Polis is telling us the best defense...

In case you were wondering, the wartime president is back. It took Donald Trump only a few days to realize that wishing away the novel coronavirus wasn’t going to work. It might have sunk...
A boarded-up bar in Denver's LoDo neighborhood on March 23, 2020. Gov. Jared Polis ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to close for at least 30 days on March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. President Trump, eager to boost the economy, is now pushing for a quicker wind-down of such policies. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Littwin: If Trump’s war against the pandemic is ending soon, who will tell the...

For those keeping score at home, we are now officially ending the war-time presidency phase of the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic and moving on to, well, I’m not sure what to call...
Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck at a candidate forum in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Photo by Rachel Lorenz for The Colorado Independent)

Littwin: Ken Buck bravely goes where all informed people fear to tread

One of the first things they teach you in column-writing school — OK, there aren’t really any column-writing schools, but, as the saying goes, if you buy the premise, you buy the bit —...
Self-isolating Grandpa walks in on the action with grandsons Lalo and Ricky. I don’t know where the hats came from, but I wished I had one, too. (Photo by Angie Littwin)

Littwin: A self-isolator’s guide on life during the coronavirus pandemic

Reporting from an undisclosed self-isolation location: OK, it’s not funny. I am mostly self-isolated, though, which is a lot like being quarantined, which is a lot like nothing I’ve ever done before.  In fact, I...
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Workers from the White House Physician's Office check the body temperatures of people entering the White House with a forehead temperature scanner on March 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. The White House is now routinely checking the temperatures of people who may be in close contact with President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence as efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus continue. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Littwin: Democrats held a debate, but in the time of coronavirus, did it really...

Updated at 11:53 a.m. Monday to include Denver’s latest response to pandemic. It was an easy debate to score. Neither Democrat quite won. And Donald Trump lost. The debate was mostly irrelevant, and not just because...
President Donald Trump addresses the Nation from the Oval Office about the widening coronavirus crisis, Wednesday, March, 11, 2020. (POOL PHOTO by Doug Mills/The New York Times) NYTVIRUS

Littwin: Trump’s attempt to be very nearly semi-serious about coronavirus isn’t nearly enough

According to my Twitter feed, many people who watched Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech on the coronavirus outbreak thought he looked, well, sick. I can’t say that it ever crossed my mind. Yes, he struggled...
Two Bernie Sanders' supporters gather among thousands at a rally Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Littwin: The revolution isn’t over and neither is Bernie’s campaign — yet

Unless I misunderstood what Bernie Sanders was saying in his day-after-the-latest-shellacking speech, I think we can take away two things. One, the Bernie Revolution lives. Two, the Bernie campaign, not so much. Sanders didn’t drop out of...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) poses for a selfie and a pinkie promise ahead of her Super Tuesday night event on March 03, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. She dropped out of the race two days later after a poor showing in which she failed to win even her own home state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Littwin: Was it sexism that did Warren in or was it sexism and a...

After the sad demise of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president, it seems that many women took the defeat personally — even though many more women, it turns out, simply chose not to vote for...

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