Quentin Young, Colorado Newsline

Quentin Young, Colorado Newsline

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.


The Colorado case against Trump is clear. Will the court follow the law?

By: - November 17, 2023

The trial over whether former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the Colorado presidential ballot can seem complex. So let’s step back for a moment and look at the basics. Based upon all available evidence, Trump understood that he lost the 2020 election, but he lied to the American people about the results, claiming […]

Potential for threats from Trump in 14th Amendment case sways Colorado judge

By: - September 25, 2023

A lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing to block former President Donald Trump from the 2024 Colorado presidential ballot persuaded a judge to enter a protective order for witnesses and other people involved in the lawsuit, largely based on Trump’s history of “inflammatory” statements around other cases in which he is a defendant. Denver District […]


1870s racism echoes through Trump and Colorado cases

By: - August 4, 2023

In the years following the Civil War, President Ulysses S. Grant’s greatest task was to secure the Union victory he achieved as a general against a violent surge of resistance in former Confederate states. The Ku Klux Klan, formed by rebel veterans in 1866 to maintain white supremacy in the South, undertook an unprecedented campaign […]

Colorado designer does not have to make websites for same-sex couples, Supreme Court rules

By: and - June 30, 2023

Colorado cannot compel a website designer to create custom sites for same-sex couples, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an opinion released Friday. The 6-3 ruling, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, came in 303 Creative v. Elenis. Plaintiff Lorie Smith argued the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, violates her constitutional right […]

Lauren Boebert sued for defamation in federal court by activist

By: - June 9, 2023

A North Carolina political activist filed a defamation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt in federal court Thursday. Plaintiffs David Wheeler, who last year publicized information about Boebert in an effort to derail her reelection bid, and the super PAC American Muckrakers claim that Boebert defamed Wheeler by falsely accusing him of defaming […]


Gun violence is a proxy war on the American public

By: - April 4, 2023

As the riot of gun violence in America produces fresh massacres by the day, firearm fundamentalists refuse to acknowledge the blood on their hands, and their suicidal stance in the face of escalating carnage is that more guns are the answer. But it’s worse than that. Take a close look at the arguments that gun […]


The GOP is the gallows party

By: - March 11, 2022

“I’ve said we need to build more gallows.” Those words were spoken last month by a Republican state senator from Arizona, Wendy Rogers, at a white nationalist rally. The topic was the execution of political enemies. “If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll […]


What I learned from watching more than 500 Jan. 6 videos

By: - February 15, 2022

I recently watched hundreds of videos from the Jan. 6 insurrection. Many of the stark moments from the attack on the U.S. Capitol are well-known — the battle at the west terrace tunnel, the shooting of rioter Ashli Babbitt, the desecration of the Senate chamber. But nothing provides the kind of granular and exhaustive understanding […]