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So far Joy Overbeck has created 27 blog entries.

We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

By |November 22nd, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing […]

Colorado to Obama: Keep Gitmo terrorists away from our children

By |November 16th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that’s what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to […]

Winning Afghanistan: Advice From a 21-Year-Old Soldier

By |November 8th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) We were both waiting for our delayed planes in the boarding section of a large airport. I had noticed the young man wearing the sandy-colored desert-camo uniform and after […]

Will union lies squash successful Colorado education reforms?

By |October 23rd, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Colorado teachers unions are working hard to erase the gains in student achievement that parents want by trying to defeat reform-minded Douglas and Jefferson County school board members in upcoming elections with national implications for educational transformation. […]

When welfare beats work

By |August 25th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) With multimillionaire Democrats such as Hillary Clinton predictably accusing mean Republicans of ignoring the poor, and the upcoming election sure to hinge on “who cares more” about struggling Americans, it’s […]

How Republican candidates should answer the “life of the mother” question

By |August 18th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) When Megyn Kelly in the Fox GOP debate asked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker if he would “really let a mother die rather than have an abortion” I could actually hear […]

Invasion of the city dwellers: Coming to your neighborhood

By |August 1st, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) If you worked hard to raise your family in a lovely home in a nice, safe, middle-class suburb, don’t get too comfortable in your hammock. Obama’s Housing and Urban Development […]

Liberals and hero envy

By |July 18th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) The left’s great hero is Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) Jenner, honored by ESPN for courage under breast augmentation surgery and most derivative Kardashian-esque wardrobe. The right’s great hero is […]

Stop calling them progressives

By |July 13th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck) Today’s “progressive” ideas are nothing but retreads of the notorious 19th and 20th century command-and-control tyrannies that killed about 120 million of their own citizens. Variously known as socialism, Communism, and Marxism, […]

Is God a homophobe?

By |April 26th, 2015|

A God versus political correctness hoo-ha erupted when the Western Conservative Summit, which has been called the CPAC of the West, refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans, a same-sex marriage advocacy group, a display […]