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Hal BidlackHal BidlackFebruary 9, 20186min547

My poor and long-suffering editor here at Colorado Politics is Diligent, Awesome, and Nice, so I call him “Dan.” And poor Dan often has to remind me that the name of the site is “Colorado Politics” and not “DC Politics.” And I really, really do try to write about Colorado. After all, there is lots to write about here in the West. I even got a nice note from a former Colorado governor, telling me he liked one of my columns that talked about, well, Colorado stuff. I should write more about Colorado to make both Dan and any other governors out there, happy.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 18, 20178min616

There are a few things that define Lew Gaiter III, the Larimer County commissioner running in the Republican primary for governor. He’s a Christian and a cancer survivor. He’s a family man who built a business. After growing up in a family of prominent Colorado Democrats, he’s been a Republican since his college years. Until a couple of weeks ago, he was president of Colorado Counties Inc., and he only recently went off a national board of county commissioners.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJune 15, 20178min294

In the aftermath of the terrorist atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush drew a line in the sand. “Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make,” he announced. “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.” Since then, disappointingly if not surprisingly, more than a few nations have straddled that line, providing support to America and America’s enemies alike. Is that because they sympathize with the goals of the terrorists or because they’re afraid of the terrorists or is there some other explanation? It’s not clear. What is: No nation has hedged its bets more egregiously than Qatar.


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJune 1, 20178min316

Thirty Years Ago this Week in the Colorado Statesman … State Rep. Faye Fleming, D-Th0rnton, switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican Feb. 14, 1987, only six weeks after she took office. One of her campaign contributors, United Steel Workers Local 8031, threatened to sue her for misrepresentation. The influential union also took to the streets contacting her constituents. A signature drive operation for Fleming’s recall had already been on the ground since March.