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While not a Trump fan, Gardner impressed by Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, Cory Gardner
Following the Senate confirmation hearing last week for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner walked away impressed by the candidate presented to him as the incoming presidential administration and its appointees begin to filter in closer to filling their executive branch positions. Gardner said he came away from […]

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May: How Obama is like Ike

Clifford D. May

The Islamic Republic of Iran is, according to no less an authority than the U.S. government, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, suicide-bombed U.S. Marines in Beirut in 1983. Iranian-backed Shia militias killed hundreds of American troops in Iraq more recently. Just months after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran’s […]

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Colorado ‘never-Trump’ conservatives rally for Evan McMullin

A member of the Latinos for Evan McMullin group leads supporters of the Utah Mormon's campaign for president marched from Denver's Union Station to the state Capitol building trying to educate voters on the candidate Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Adam McCoy/The Colorado Statesman)

Exchanges started predictably with, “who is Evan McMullin?” Saturday afternoon on Denver’s 16th Street as supporters of the independent candidate for president tried to rally excitement and educate voters on a campaign that’s a mere two months old — an infancy in the life of a presidential campaign. Serving as a primer to an in-person […]

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May: Iran and the future of the Middle East

Clifford D. May
Nixon went to China. Obama will not be going to Iran. The 1972 visit of President Richard M. Nixon to the People’s Republic included meetings with both Chairman Mao Zedong, the communist revolutionary leader, and Premier Zhou Enlai, the pragmatic head of the government. Détente and normalization of relations followed. By stark contrast, Ali Khamenei, […]

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