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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirDecember 24, 201714min950

For a relatively young man who went so far so fast in Colorado politics — and who developed such a high profile by the time he left office — Terrance Carroll has an almost astonishing answer when asked if he ever intends to get back in the ring. You'll have to read on to find out what he told us, but here's a hint: When asked for his bucket list, the former Colorado House speaker and Denver Democrat — a practicing attorney at a national law firm, ordained minister and champion of educational choice — says he thinks about writing a book. For at-risk kids.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 8, 20176min315

"The most significant and inspirational journey in history" was what U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO7, called a provision in S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. He wrote the measure, calling for a plan to successfully launch a human space flight mission to Mars by 2033. The U.S. House unanimously approved the measure Tuesday night, March 7, and the Senate did likewise on Feb. 17. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. If signed, it would be the first NASA authorization bill to be adopted since 2010.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJuly 20, 20169min376

A hypothetical question: Suppose the Islamic State wanted to buy some American airplanes, and promised not to use them to support terrorists. Would you be OK with that? I’m guessing not. Now suppose that the Islamic Republic of Iran wanted to buy some American airplanes, and promised not to use them to support terrorists. This question is not hypothetical. This is something Tehran very much wants and President Obama is eager to provide. Are you OK with that? Mr. Obama might argue that the Islamic State and the Islamic Republic are very different. I’d say, yes and no. For example, the Islamic State is a terrorist entity. The Islamic Republic, as the U.S. government acknowledges, is the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic State slaughters Christians and Yazidis. The Islamic Republic persecutes Baha’i but tolerates Christians -- so long as they accept second-class status. Both the Islamic State and the Islamic Republic execute members of what they don’t call the LGBT community. Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, has the intention, if not yet the capability, to bring “death” to America and Israel. The same is true of Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State. Supporters of the Islamic State have murdered dozens of Americans in America (while also slitting the throats of several in Syria). Iranian-backed Shia militias have murdered hundreds of Americans in Iraq and Lebanon (though an Iranian attempt to blow up a Washington, D.C. restaurant in 2011 failed).