The Most Powerful Weapon to Fight Poverty

Most people might take for granted the availability and relative affordability of the energy that powers our vehicles, warms our homes in winter, cools them in summer and keeps the lights on. Growing up in China, I don’t.

My grandmother… 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

Equip students to handle biased information in college

First posted:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26659035/equip-students-handle-biased-information-college

While some people consider the controversy in Jeffco schools over AP history standards to be a distraction from the debate over performance pay for teachers, the former issue will have a greater impact on students and… 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

Right to an Abortion is not in Jeopardy

Originally Published at: http://www.denverpost.com/Opinion/ci_26568582/Right-to-an-abortion-is-not-in-jeopardy#disqus_thread

Democrats seem intent on making this election about choice. What else explains the barrage of ads in the Colorado U.S. Senate race with the false narrative that a woman’s right to get a legal abortion is… Continue reading

War on Bake Sales is a War on the Family

And the best macaroons this side of the moon!

I remember many times when my children were small they would eagerly anticipate their birthday, any party and a bake sale at school. Why? Because those were the times when they… 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

Is the War on Women Fake or Real?

It’s as if we are pulling the petals off the proverbial daisy with those who feel threatened chanting, “There is a war!” and those who don’t feel threatened shouting, “There isn’t a war!” until all the petals are gone and… Continue reading

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