Hal BidlackHal BidlackMay 22, 20186min651

I hate the fact that I am less horrified than I was in April of 1999. On the 19thof that month, I spent the evening watching a Rockies game with fellow members of my academic department at the Air Force Academy. It was our yearly outing, and I was the guy in charge of setting things up. As I recall, there were a couple of big home runs, and the Rockies beat the Expos 11 to 10 in an excitingly close game. As I drove south on I-25 to Colorado Springs, I passed only a few miles from Columbine High School, where the next day the nation would be stunned, saddened, and horrified by a school shooting that would leave 13 dead, plus the shooters.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 16, 20186min5208

Democratic challenger Jason Crow on Thursday called on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman to return campaign donations the Aurora Republican has received from the National Rifle Association and urged the incumbent to "act now to pass commonsense gun safety reform" the day after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 dead and 14 wounded — but the Coffman campaign dismissed Crow's demands as political posturing.