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Hal BidlackHal BidlackFebruary 6, 20186min409

I had the honor and the very good fortune to spend much of my 25-plus year military career teaching at the Air Force Academy. I came there after serving as a “finger on the button” ICMB launch officer up the road from Colorado in Cheyenne. In both assignments there was an absolute premium placed on the concept of honor and truthfulness. At the Academy, the cadets lived under the Honor Code — "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." And I taught my students that this code was practice for the “real” Air Force in which they would serve after graduation. On active duty, I taught, your word must be your bond, because so much is at stake. There was only one “acceptable lie” for a cadet, called the “social lie.” If a cadet found him or herself asked if they enjoyed eating the eggplant and Brussels sprout pizza, they were allowed to say yes to their host. And in checking my spelling just now, I learned that you capitalize the “B” in Brussels sprouts – so even if you hate this column, well, that’s something useful.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackFebruary 1, 20185min627
President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday brought hope that the Colorado Department of Transportation’s funding shortfall for road-building projects will at least be eased. Trump pledged to seek $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending for roads, bridges, highways and waterways. The federal grants would need to be matched by state and local funds. […]

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As far as the room full of Republicans packed inside the Tech Center brew pub was concerned, President Donald Trump was making the State of the Union great again. It was standing-room-only Tuesday night at a watch party attended by more than 100 metro-area Republicans, who took over a side room at the CB & Potts in Englewood to witness the president deliver his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.


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Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. Striking an optimistic tone, Trump declared: "The time for small thinking is over."