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

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

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

Wising up to the Democrats’ War on Women

Democrats’ desperation has driven them to again manipulate women in a contemptible way. It started in Colorado, but we’re not going to let them play us again. Recent polls sponsored by the Colorado Women’s Alliance show 77 percent of women voters surveyed “see through the so-called Democrat ‘War on Women’ strategy.” And this time, Republican candidates must learn they can’t bring a squirt gun to a knife fight. Continue reading