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Colorado Supreme Court ordered to reconsider Douglas County school voucher case

The Colorado Supreme Court must reconsider its ruling against a private school voucher system created by the Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme...

Wiretap: Superduper Tuesday and the return of 1968

Election day Two front-runners, five states, a batch of negative ads, stakes growing ever higher and it all adds up to one more day on...

News Poem: ‘Law’

For the clatter of broken bullets / four hours on the pavement

Littwin: Big boys don’t cry

It's big news. Michael Sam, All-American defensive end from Missouri, announced to the world -- and, maybe even more significantly, to the NFL -- that he is gay.

Year of the Bat: Colorado researchers not sleeping on white-nose syndrome

Fifteen months ago, the United Nations declared 2011 and 2012 as the International Year of the Bat to promote awareness about the under-appreciated insect gobbler, pollinator and seed disperser. The bat, you see, has fallen on hard times. There’s no easy way to explain this, so we hope you’re sitting down. Or upside down. Here it goes: Statistics show more than half of bat species in the United States are either suffering steep population declines or they are already listed as endangered. A major reason why is white-nose syndrome — a mysterious disease that is wiping out bats by the millions.

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?

TABOR on Trial: Trashed in Missouri

Last week, the backer of Missouri's TABOR initiative told a district court judge that initiative signatures should be considered valid even if submitted in...

TABOR on Trial I: Missouri

The political advocacy group Missourians in Charge (MIC) turns out to be neither -- not Missourians, nor in charge. Not really a group, even...