Government

Veteran’s Day 2014

I am often asked by friends, family, and coworkers, how they can support the military. But, before I share with those interested how they can support the military, as a member of the armed services, I first want to thank… Continue reading

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

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

So, I have been thinking.

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

We have some real money makers here in Colorado… marijuana, gambling, alcohol and cigarettes. These things all help… 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

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

Give me a Cupcake, Please

It’s back to school time. In addition to helping my niece pick out her new outfit and school supplies, I planned on helping her do a bake sale to raise money for her school volleyball team. She learned a new… Continue reading

Guest Column: Loveland’s fracking vote not just a local matter

Residents of Loveland recently voted against a citywide ban on the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Far from being a local matter, their decision to reject the two-year drilling moratorium could have dramatic consequences for millions… Continue reading