We still have much to learn from the massacre at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week, says contributor Don Lee, who was at the time both a legislator from that community and a parent at the school.
Election 2018 saw the political wind shifting against us. We can fight the shift and go under, or ride it and rise again. Here are dozen ways to survive this season of political winter.
Politics is not war, it’s an ongoing competition with rules. Politics is not optional, it’s part of the duty we all have as citizens in a free society. And politics is not ultimate, it’s provisional this side of eternity
I’m voting no on 73, 110, and 112, and yes on 109, to protect Colorado’s quality of life. Plus a polite no on all judges, and a straight Republican ticket to keep America the hope of the world.
Running for Governor of Colorado is hard, and I have the scars to prove it.
Twenty-eight years ago, I won the Republican nomination, but lost badly to the Democratic incumbent, Roy Romer. Back to the drawing board.
Then twenty years ago, with an open seat, Coloradans elevated Bill Owens, a two-term state treasurer and proven conservative change agent to the governorship. He did us proud.
Now after a dozen years of liberal Democrats as ineffective CEO's for the state, opportunity beckons again. Ballots for the June 26 primary go out soon.
Once more it's an open seat, and against the Dems' leftist field, any of our Republican contenders are far better suited to lead Colorado.
I'd gladly see GOP contenders Doug Robinson or Vic Mitchell or Greg Lopez elected in November. They've all run well.
But my vote in the June primary goes to Walker Stapleton.
Like the 1998 winner, he's a two-term state treasurer and proven conservative change agent.
I wasn't for Walker in his first race, 2010. He has won me over as a strong campaigner and a good steward of his executive duties.
He's ready to be our next governor. And I like it that he likes President Trump, don't you?
When you vote this month, please join me in supporting Walker Stapleton for Colorado Governor.