Monthly Archives: August 2011

Head On TV: Hang onto Your Wallet

Coloradans had better brace to fend off the same bad idea as President Obama wants to impose nationally: higher taxes, warns John Andrews in the August round of Head On TV debates. No, replies Susan Barnes–Gelt, the idea is a good one and indeed doesn&sdquo;t go far enough. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over the Tea Party, the Obama record, debt and deficit issues, and the Denver mayor&sdquo;s wobbly start. Continue reading

Where the buck stops

(Washington Times, Aug. 12) Perhaps the most telling remark during the whole of the debt–ceiling negotiations came on Aug. 7 from White House consultant David Axelrod. Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Axelrod echoed a growing chant from the left wing: The Standard and Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating was “essentially the Tea Party downgrade,” he charged—adding that the “Tea Party brought us to the brink of default.” Continue reading

Mortgage miscreants nailed in ‘Reckless Endangerment’

(’76 Contributor) Authors Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner have done the country great service with their book, Reckless Endangerment, recently noted at # 1 on the New York Times hardcover business reading list. If you anguish and puzzle as I do about our country’s future, here’s what you need to know about the mortgage meltdown and the unpunished scoundrels behind it. Continue reading

Tea Party on a winning streak

(The Daily Caller, Aug. 9) Terrorists, are we? How banal the left’s invective has become. Fiscal responsibility is no doubt a terrifying prospect to the irresponsible spenders and entitlement addicts. But really: In their horror of sobering up, can’t Vice President Joe Biden, Congressman Mike Doyle, and Joe Nocera of the New York Times do better than to equate Tea Party patriots with suicide bombers? Continue reading

Media coverage of Summit was national & then some

Centennial Institute tips our hat to Jim Czupor and Marta Sipecki of InterPro Group public relations firm in Denver, who served expertly as press secretaries for Western Conservative Summit 2011, July 29–31 in Denver. (They previously handled the same duties for Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin, May 2 at the CCU campus.) You can learn more about their firm at After each day’s program wound up at the Summit, Jim burned the late oil compiling a log of media coverage. His own words after the final day give the best summary: “Pretty amazing!” Continue reading