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Courage vs. “Courage” – The Colorado Gun Control Debate

California High School student Ben Wolman recently wrote an essay, for which he won an award in a Profiles in Courage contest, called “John Morse: Small Price to Pay.” Wolman and I have different definitions of “courage.”

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The Primary Challenge

A few years ago I served as campaign manager for a US Congressional primary candidate and things went negative.  Sound familiar?  Our opponent’s campaign saturated the airwaves with an ad touting that eight of our candidate’s businesses were… Continue reading

The Cliff Effect

The Cliff Effect- The concept that the government drives our impoverished families up an unrealistic cliff with subsidiaries and handouts. When these families finally get the ability to grow in a higher paying position, they do not take the… Continue reading

Brains? Or Butts?

The cover of a popular sports magazine screams at me while waiting to purchase my bottle of water. The three young women are all posed with their arms interlocked, casually placed on each others “butts” while arching their backs in… Continue reading

My ObamaCare Story

As a struggling Colorado family, I can attest how terrible Obamacare has been for our financial stability. We have had to deal with increased premiums, a cancelled policy, and increased costs for our prescriptions. I have two children that both… Continue reading

Reclaiming a Heart of Generosity

February 14 is best known for giving over-priced flowers and chocolate, sending sweet notes, and dining with those we love. Most of us have participated willingly, but have questioned if Valentine’s Day is more about lining the pockets of the… 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

How to win an election with a 9% approval rating

Quit.  Quit touting party line rhetoric.  Quit making excuses for congressional dysfunction.  Quit with name calling and personal attacks.  Quit blaming others and start accepting responsibility.

Remember.  Remember that you represent everyone and not just… Continue reading

Let’s give socialism a shot…shall we?

So big freaking deal….what’s wrong if we become a Socialistic country….who cares??

What’s sooo wrong with a society where everyone is “equal?”  What’s wrong with getting rid of the super rich to eliminate the super poor?  What’s so… Continue reading

Why For-Profit Schools are Still Necessary in Colorado

In a state where higher education takes priority, the argument over how well for-profit schools really serve Colorado has inched its way forward as a hot topic in recent years. While national critics of the industry are blaming for-profit education… Continue reading