Colorado Is America, Writ Small

For a microcosm of the forces destabilizing American politics, it’s tough to beat Colorado.

Here the Democratic Party has seized the advantage behind favorable demographic and cultural currents, yet in power is struggling to maintain the public’s trust. Meanwhile, a ferocious backlash to the Democratic agenda among predominantly white conservatives, many of them older, blue-collar, or rural, is simultaneously energizing and threatening to marginalize state Republicans. CONT.

Ron Brownstein, National Journal