Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 18, 20185min2141

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner said Thursday an immigration package they've crafted with four other senators — the bipartisan "Gang of Six" — meets demands set at one point by President Donald Trump and could offer a way forward as Congress scrambles to find the votes to avert a looming government shutdown, although leading Republicans and the White House have so far given the proposal a cold shoulder.


Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandDecember 30, 20175min798
President Donald Trump Friday morning sent a message to Congressional Democrats: don’t even think about asking for federal authorization of DACA unless you’re also willing to pay for the border wall and a host of other immigration changes. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was initially authorized by a 2012 executive order from then-President […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 16, 20179min2257

Tom Tancredo strolled into the packed conference room in the back of a Wheat Ridge bowling alley on a recent Thursday evening and took a seat. He was the headliner at the monthly North Jeffco Tea Party meeting, but first the group of about 50 activists heard from school board candidates and a young man who wanted to introduce himself to the group because he was considering a run for Congress. There was also a chili supper coming up, and raffle tickets were on sale, with prizes including a quantity of gold.


Joey BunchJoey BunchAugust 28, 20178min368
In the yellow dog days of August, when the fish aren’t biting, the political anglers have more time to ponder. If talk turns to the presidential race in 2020 there’s no juicier summertime morsel than what’s next for John Hickenlooper, our moderate governor who has already written his book for national office two years ago. […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 21, 201717min407

Despite concerns earlier this year that the new Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies would lead to labor shortages across Colorado’s agricultural sector, growers and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief as the harvest approaches, confident they’ll have the hands to pick and package what could be a bumper crop. But even though one component of the country’s sprawling immigration system appears to be working as it has been this summer, industry experts and a newly formed state coalition of business and civic leaders say that doesn’t mean the entire system is any less broken.


Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMay 25, 20178min628

The nation-state is a relatively new idea — scholars generally trace it back to the 17th century. It has its flaws but has anyone come up with a better approach to world order? A nation-state enjoys sovereignty over its territory. Territories are separated by borders. Securing those borders may require barriers and controlled points of entry.