INSIGHTS | Colorado conservatives can win in the middle on education –

I’ve grown cynical about the prospects for meaningful compromise between Democrats and Republicans.

For Republicans to matter in this state again, my friends on the right need a playbook, and it’s time to get back to the basics on issues, because it’s evident who’s losing the culture wars in the West.

That’s why Colorado Republicans would be wise to stay out of this critical race theory imbroglio that’s simmering. The pejorative term has been applied to teaching Black history, and in the culture war inflamed by George Floyd’s murder and Black Lives Matter protests — in addition to a desperate need to change the subject — the possibility of kids learning about Harriet Tubman and Malcolm X in school is a bridge too far.