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Elder statesman speaks: Gov. Richard D. Lamm

As perhaps the leading figure in the last half century of Colorado politics, Richard D. Lamm has become an elder statesman. The IJN thought it opportune to get his long-term perspective on the issues of his day and of today.  84, Richard Lamm may be a bit less edgy than Coloradans remember him from his three terms as the state’s Democratic governor, 1975 to 1987, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still edgy. It also doesn’t mean that he’s grown timid of expressing what he believes are uncomfortable truths — a hallmark of his governorship and unsuccessful 1996 bid for president — nor that he doesn’t sometimes stake out social and political positions well beyond the politically correct safe zones, both on the left wing […]
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