Archives for: "July 2011"

Further thoughts on Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, is, as I wrote yesterday, one of my favorite small citites in the world. But to be fair, I should point out that like any other country with a large population of poor people, it is not without its warts. The other day, a begga… more »

Greetings from Cape Town

Cape Town is one of my favorite cities. It's modestly photogenic with hints of squalor, no Paris or Amsterdam or even Sydney thought it does have a very nice waterfront area. No, the charm of Cape Town is its people, its culture, and even its food. I… more »

Ideological (im)purity

Long-time reader Bob P. has politics quite different from mine, but I pretty much agree with him on his thoughts below except for the implication that hypocrisy is somehow the province of the right; it's the province of all politicians, though perhaps… more »

Apply to the Leadership Program of the Rockies

One of the most valuable experiences of my life was going through the Leadership Program of the Rockies (about seven years ago.) It's not just what you learn that's so important, but also who you meet. Some of my closest friends and political allies in… more »

Sick leave sickness

Yesterday, the Denver Post ran my letter to the editor regarding the likelihood of Denver having a ballot measure which would mandate that companies of more than 10 employees give each employee nine days of paid sick leave each year. I think the… more »

On vacation

[Note: There will be occasional new content posted below, so please make sure to check even while this note is "featured" at the top of the page.] Dear friends and readers, My family and I are taking a vacation of a few weeks during which time I will… more »

It bears repeating

It bears repeating that Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not reached before the August 2nd deadline. It bears repeating, as Senator Marco Rubio poin… more »

Utah Senator Mike Lee on Caplis & Silverman

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in for Dan Caplis on KHOW's Caplis & Silverman show. I was pleased to be able to invite Utah Senator Mike Lee to the show and he graciously accepted the invitation. The result is one of the best political… more »

Breaking: Ron Paul to retire from Congress more: more »

Washington could learn a lot from a drug addict more »
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