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Urban Colorado legislators have not abandoned rural Colorado

Paula Noonan

Farmers and urbanites can be friends, despite their different residential environments.  While many rural Coloradans are Republicans and a majority of Front Range urban Coloradans are Democrats, rural Coloradans do get considerable legislative support from all Democrats, including urban lawmakers living in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The 2017 session passed quite a few bills […]

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Women in politics are putting men to the test, on policy — and fundraising

Paula Noonan

Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, but she, with other women senators, representatives, and governors, has begun the ascendancy of women leaders over political and social policy.  The trend brings forward an interesting question:  how will men deal with women not only as political leaders but as drivers of policy and prodigious fundraisers. All Republican […]

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Time for baby boomers to let go of the nation’s steering wheel

Paula Noonan

Presidencies since John Kennedy have been “owned” by generations.  Kennedy started the “greatest generation” cohort.  President Bill Clinton started the baby boomer reign.  It’s time for a new generation to steer the ship. The “Greatest Generation” is great.  They lived the Great Depression, fought World War II and Korea, and created the biggest economic boom […]

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High heat stirred legislators to bipartisan action in 2017 session

Paula Noonan

Tri-partisanship is on life support in Washington, D.C.  The nation’s health-care system now has three irreconcilable options: Obamacare, RyanCare and MitchCare.  It’s barely possible to see a path to WeAgreeOnThisOneCare. In our own square state, bipartisanship perked up at the end of the 2017 session, even though the bill that most carries the bipartisan brand […]

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