It’s back to dysfunctional Washington

By |September 10th, 2015|

As Congress and their symbiotic bureaucratic, media and lobbyist co-conspirators return to Washington after a month’s vacation, they will find they missed all the explosive summer fun.

It was not pleasurable but the government did detonate […]

Political junkies already eager for 2016 Senate races

By |February 15th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) The results of the 2014 elections had barely been tabulated before the Punditocracy launched into exhausting speculation about the 2016 Presidential contest.

For over three months a bemused public has been subjected to endless crystal ball gazing regarding the identity of America’s 45th President. With excruciating detail we’ve pondered profound questions like Why Mitt got in. then out? Will Jeb vacuum up the money? Will Huckebee and Christie have to lose weight? Will Hillary ever wear a dress? etc.etc. […]

Torturous report mostly about political posturing

By |December 20th, 2014|

Democrats vented their anger over losing their grip on the U.S. Senate. […]

Will the Democratic Party go the way of the Whigs?

By |November 23rd, 2014|

(Denver) Whenever the Democrats win an election (e.g. 2008, 2012) they promptly issue an obituary for the Republican Party helpfully amplified by the Mainstream Media. […]

Establishment or Tea Party?

By |November 13th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor)  George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove looked like the proverbial cat that ate the canary. Republicans had won control of the U.S. Senate and the newcomers were all his kind of politicians. Commenting for Fox TV election night he recounted successes in Colorado, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee primaries using his super-PAC American Crossroads’ millions to defeat Tea Party candidates who challenged his Republican establishment favorites. […]

Elections 2014: A Longer Perspective

By |November 12th, 2014|

(Denver) It is often the case with elections that those races that are most visible are actually less enduring in their significance and provide less insight into the deeper forces shaping our politics than do those less noticed but far more numerous contests further down the ballot. […]

Colorado women upset with Udall’s support of Obamacare

By |October 14th, 2014|

“No one should come between a woman and her doctor.” […]

Energy prices may tip Colorado women’s vote

By |October 14th, 2014|

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. That means higher energy costs in my family budget. […]

The three scariest things that could happen if Democrats keep the Senate

By |October 12th, 2014|

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 the three scariest scenarios: […]

Udall's narrow view of choice is a bad joke

By |July 17th, 2014|

Fortune cookies and Mark Udall have more in common than Colorado’s Democrat U.S. Senator might like to admit. […]