(Colorado News Connection) The United States was designated a backsliding democracy in late 2021, when it appeared on a prominent European think tank's annual global ranking. Today, half of the world's democratic governments are on the decline, according to The Global State of Democracy, a report released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) this past November.
It's a case of deja vu all over again on the debt ceiling debate.
The idea that politicians are dishonest is, at this point, something of a cliche - although few have taken their dishonesty as far as George Santos, U.S. representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District, who seems to have lied about his education, work history, charitable activity, athletic prowess and even his place of residence.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leaders Thursday notifying them that the agency has begun taking "extraordinary measures" as the federal government bumps up against its debt limit of just over $31 trillion.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox is starting the year with a high approval rating.
Throughout much of recorded human history, China has boasted the largest population in the world - and until recently, by some margin.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis emphasized the need for more affordable housing and lowering income and property taxes during Tuesday's State of the State address.
There are mounting calls from both politicians and voters to force the newly elected apparent fabulist U.S. Rep. George Santos from Congress following revelations he fabricated his background and other details of his life.
Donald Trump, who may become the first former president of the United States to be indicted by a court of law, is not the first modern president with legal problems.