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Hal BidlackHal BidlackApril 6, 20186min297

On the 30thof this month, we’ll be exactly 229 years distant from George Washington taking the oath of office as our first president, and for all practical purposes, the real beginning of our country. Recently, I marked my own milestone, turning 60. And at three-score years, I’ve been around for roughly one quarter of our entire history as a nation – we are a young country to be sure. And so it is not surprising that, especially in the early years, we saw a great many things done for the first time by an American. As the years have passed, we’ve seen fewer “firsts,” which makes sense. But one troubling trend that continues is how often we hear the phrase “first American woman to…”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 25, 20186min363

A majority runs through it … Before U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman dropped to the floor at an Aurora restaurant last Sunday for his birthday pushups — 63 of them, one for each of his years on this planet — his fellow Republican George Brauchler ribbed Coffman about his age and whether or not the Marines perform authentic pushups the way they do in the Army. But first, Brauchler, the 18th Judicial District attorney and the GOP candidate for attorney general, talked  about Coffman’s congressional district and the stakes involved in his bid for a sixth term.