Joy Overbeck

Joy Overbeck

Joy Overbeck : I'm an award-winning journalist and author who's written articles and opinion pieces for magazines including Redbook, Woman's Day, Parents, TV Guide, Readers Digest, Health, and local publications like 5280, LUXE, Vail Valley Magazine, Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine, Colorado Summit Magazine, and others. I've authored three books, two of them humor books published by Pocket Books (Simon&Schuster.) I would love if you would visit my blog at www.godsayshi.org, -- it's about the surprising, often outrageous ways God makes His presence known to us in the Creation, our remarkable DNA, events in our everyday lives, and even in the headlines. I have a couple of horses and ex-husbands, love riding, skiing, travel, a distinguished red wine, and Tigger, the world's most audacious cat. (Photo by Kelly Lemon Photography)

A Vote for “Progressives” is a Vote for Tired, Failed Ideas

Originally posted on http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/11/03/a-vote-for-progressives-is-a-vote-for-tired-failed-ideas-n1912713/page/full

Whenever the media high foreheads or anyone else labels “progressive” those politicians and agendas that any fair-minded person would term way-out-left zany liberal, my ears bleed. Letting liberals get away with pretending they are progressive is… Continue reading

If Christians Don’t Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

Originally published at http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/10/31/if-christians-dont-vote-more-christians-will-be-persecuted-n1911516

Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and… Continue reading

The Three Scariest Things That Could Happen if Democrats Keep the Senate

First on http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/10/the-three-scariest-things-that-could-happen-if-democrats-keep-the-senate

With Halloween creeping up on us, it’s time to turn our attention to spooky stuff. Though it looks like Republicans are in good shape to take the Senate, in the horrific possibility that Democrats prevail, here are… Continue reading

You May Not Be Into Politics but Politics is Into You

First published on Townhall at:  http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/10/01/you-may-not-be-into-politics-but-politics-is-into-you-n1899158

People, especially young people, often say that they don’t care about politics. They’re just not into it; they think politics doesn’t affect their lives. Even if they cared enough to get involved, they’re… Continue reading

Does President Obama Really Think History Will Save Us?

This was first published at The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/8/overbeck-misplaced-hope-in-progress/

President Obama thinks that history will magically take out all the bad guys in the world. He repeatedly lectures us that bad actors –  people like Vladimir Putin, Syria’s president… Continue reading

Wising up to the Democrats’ War on Women

Democrats’ desperation has driven them to again manipulate women in a contemptible way. It started in Colorado, but we’re not going to let them play us again. Recent polls sponsored by the Colorado Women’s Alliance show 77 percent of women voters surveyed “see through the so-called Democrat ‘War on Women’ strategy.” And this time, Republican candidates must learn they can’t bring a squirt gun to a knife fight. Continue reading

If You Want Equal Pay, Don’t Work for a Democrat

Democrats like to rant about the inequality of women making less than men. Why then does Colorado Democrat Senator Mark Udall pay his women staffers 25% less than his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner? Other Democrats like Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, even Obama -- all pay women staffers less than men. Just who is warring on women here? Continue reading

Easter’s message to the secularist

First published at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/17/overbeck-easters-message-to-the-secularist/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Now that a CEO can be forced from his job because he once contributed to a pro-heterosexual-marriage campaign, and a baker cannot legally refuse to bake a cake celebrating a “wedding” that he believes violates… Continue reading

The Three Scariest Things About Amdt. 66

Colorado Amendment 66 spends a billion dollars but doesn't aid educational excellence Continue reading

Colorado anti-gun laws target the most vulnerable – women and students left defenseless

 

By Joy Overbeck, The Washington Times, February 28, 2013

Colorado Democratic legislators are passing a hail of new anti-gun laws that prevent the most vulnerable from defending themselves in places often targeted by rapists and mass killers. Similar bills… Continue reading