Friednash: A bipartisan appointment may help bridge Colorado’s urban-rural divide
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Friednash: A bipartisan appointment may help bridge Colorado’s urban-rural divide

Author, The Denver Post, May 10, 2021

In the modern era of hyperpartisanship, the never-ending battle for power has led to a destructive and dysfunctional culture where the art of compromise has not only been lost, it is often punished. That’s why it is important to shine a bright light on elected officials who are working to change the script.

Former Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll said he “was shocked in a good way” when he learned that current the current speaker of the House, a Democrat, had appointed a Republican as the vice-chair of a committee, passing over members of his own party for the honor.

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