It's been awhile since I've done any sort of book review. But having just completed Adam Schrager's The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story, it seemed an apt time to change that. Those who won't want to miss this book include students of Colorado history, fans of the World War II era (especially the home front), and anyone interested in a sadly forgotten inspirational story that seems foreign in today's all-too-jaded and polarized world of politics. As introduced to readers in The Principled Politician, Ralph Carr (1887-1950) -- Republican governor of Colorado from 1939 to 1943 -- was a rare model of statesmanship. Fittingly, he held deep admiration and adulation for our nation's 16th president Abraham Lincoln. He recognized the … [Read more...]
Nancy Pelosi Triangulated by Japanese Corporations, California Octuplets?
These three stories all appeared today: Nancy Pelosi has no apologies for saying birth control is economic stimulus Japanese corporations cut workday to boost birth rate California octuplets join Houston set as 2nd of kind God truly has a sense of humor. And if you haven't read it already, now is the time to pick up a copy of Mark Steyn's masterpiece America Alone. … [Read more...]
In Memory of Jim Cannon: Celebrating a Blogger’s Life and His Savior
Earlier this week brought the sad news that my friend Jim Cannon, one of the founding members of the Rocky Mountain Alliance, had passed into eternity. Many tributes have been written. Yesterday was Jim's memorial service. The family asked me to share a few words about Jim on behalf of the bloggers. Here it is (with links added, where appropriate): … [Read more...]