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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 13, 20187min1555

The Colorado Republican Party had arranged to hold a fundraising dinner and a slew of district assemblies at the Best Western hotel in Longmont on the eve of the party’s state assembly in Boulder next month. But after party officials got wind that the hotel chain had ended its affiliation with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state GOP decided to move its operations to another hotel on the south side of Denver, nearly 50 miles away. For a while, that was the official story.


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Hal BidlackHal BidlackMarch 2, 20186min2168

Problems rarely have simple, clear answers upon which everyone agrees. I offered a few rather depressing thoughts on guns in my last column, and in today’s missive I’d like to suggest what the White House might call alternative facts that are worth considering. Like most of you, I suspect you have been bombarded with a wide range of reactions to the most recent mass murder in a school. (Think for a moment how truly horrible that last sentence was – “most recent mass murder in a school” – and how that made instant sense to you.)