Guest Columns

We condemn the pardon of Joe Arpaio

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UnidosUS, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, condemns — in the strongest possible terms — President Donald...

America was in the business of separating families long before Trump


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Children are crying for their parents while being held in small cages. The attorney general tells us the Bible justifies what we see, and...

Marches and vigils are not going to bring about the change...

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Yet another school shooting. A call for vigils and marches, and letter-writing campaigns. While I agree kids have skin in the game, (always have...

Multicultural Centers: The transformative path to inclusion and equity for all

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Multicultural and multiuse centers are the foundation to empower just, inclusive and equitable cities. Barrio E’ fosters Latino arts and culture in the state...

The alternatives to detaining immigrant families


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With his hastily issued executive order on family separation last week, President Trump presented America with a false choice: If you don’t want me...

Modernizing the canvass process for citizen initiatives

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Colorado Amendment 71, Raise the Bar, passed in the November election. It will now take a 55 percent supermajority to amend the state constitution. Amendment 71...

Charlottesville violence

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The motivating animus behind the ugly display of violence in Charlottesville was plain. It was an assertion of white supremacy and a claim that...

Crisis of leadership

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We acknowledge our responsibility to stand in solidarity with all people and communities of good conscience who oppose hatred and discrimination. Heather Heyer’s murder...

Dark spots, light spots and Apple’s protest

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Dr. Mel Gurtov has studied government intrusion into our lives for many decades, including his work as an analyst for the RAND corporation and...

Opening your heart for Valentine’s Day

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In the United States, St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely with candy, flowers and private expressions of affection. I proposed to my wife on...