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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

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

Hopes for Job Recovery Dashed by Affordable Care Act

Guest Commentary in the Denver Post

First published:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26373421/hopes-job-recovery-dashed-by-affordable-care-act

Like many Colorado families, the recession hit us hard. I lost my job in the roughest months of 2009. I haven’t been able to find a replacement job since, so… Continue reading

Regulators Wore Us Down

Spiders and I go back a long way. I’ve found them in my car, my shoes, even a cup of coffee. I used to scream, jump and run. That is, until the spiders wore me down.

I was living in… Continue reading

All Issues Are Women’s Issues

What do women want? It’s a question often asked and more often gotten wrong.

At a recent Centennial Institute gubernatorial debate focused on Women and Colorado’s Future, four women challenged Republican candidates Bob Beauprez, Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp to… 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

Are You a Woman? Well, You are Being Exploited…by Politicians.

As a woman, listening to the debates on the “Paycheck Fairness Act,” I question the politicians’ motives. Because you know they have them.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed when the work environment was truly unfriendly towards woman… Continue reading

Don’t Be a Low-Information Eater

My first trip to Colorado’s eastern plains was a culture shock. My future husband had driven me out to Holyoke to meet his family. As we drove 150 miles straight east from CSU, it was the longest stretch of uninhabited… Continue reading

The Three Scariest Things About Amdt. 66

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

One camp wants to set us free in this election, which do you think it is?

The uncertainty over this administration’s fiscal and regulatory policies have business owners sitting on their thumbs:

Steven Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said on Monday that he was sitting on his thumbs with over a billion dollars tied up… Continue reading