Women’s Issues

A Frustrating Quest for Legal Immigration

How would you feel if you were a 22-year-old college graduate but you couldn’t drive because you are not permitted to renew your driver’s license? You are not allowed to find a job and are unsure if you will break… 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

Sen. Udall, please protect access to affordable energy

First posted: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26657283/sen-udall-please-protect-access-affordable-energy

As a single mom budgeting for energy costs, my blood pressure just went up a little higher. The Farmer’s Almanac recently released its latest prediction: This winter will be colder, and the 2015 summer will be hotter.… 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

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

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