Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.
Election officials must block Trump. The Constitution demands it.
By: Quentin Young - April 14, 2023
There is no serious dispute about it: Former President Donald Trump while still in office engaged in insurrection when he impelled a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. Also not in dispute: A clause in the 14th Amendment bars any office holder who engaged in insurrection from again holding office. There should be no disputing […]
Disorder is all Republicans have to offer
By: Quentin Young - January 6, 2023
At all levels of government, in every branch of government, Republicans increasingly stand only for disorder. The Constitution establishes the U.S. as a nation of laws. Democracy demands that the public good is elevated over personal interests. American government functions only when elected leaders follow rules, respect norms and act in good faith. Yet the […]
Trump attorney Jenna Ellis of Colorado under investigation for alleged misconduct
By: Quentin Young - December 23, 2022
DENVER – Jenna Ellis, the Colorado attorney who represented former President Donald Trump as he tried to overturn the 2020 election, is under investigation by the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. Ellis has been the target of formal complaints regarding what critics characterized as her professional misconduct connected to Trump’s effort to reverse the […]
Trump is a domestic enemy. Treat him like one.
By: Quentin Young - June 16, 2022
The hearings of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection have already provided conclusive evidence that the effort to overturn the 2020 election was a conspiracy directed by a corrupt sitting president who knew the effort was based on lies and encouraged violence in pursuit of power. The damning testimony before the committee and […]
The GOP is the gallows party
By: Quentin Young - March 10, 2022
Today allusions to violence are a routine component of the conservative brand, and some far-right Republicans have adopted violent hatred of opponents as a central ideological tenet.
What I learned from watching more than 500 Jan. 6 videos
By: Quentin Young - February 10, 2022
Nothing provides the kind of granular and exhaustive understanding of that day like a mass of videos taken by rioters themselves as they converse with one another, chant together, coalesce as a mob, commit violence, and take stock of what they accomplished.
Jan. 6 succeeded. Here’s what’s next.
By: Quentin Young - January 7, 2022
If the point of the Jan. 6 insurrection was to establish that a significant portion of the country is done with democracy, it succeeded. The attack on the U.S. Capitol one year ago by violent supporters of former President Donald Trump — whose lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him was the fuel […]