Books

Memoir: That think-tank guy looks back

My eventful life has been woven of four strands — politics, education, media, and ministry — but the kids say it all boils down to typewriting and stapling. A chapter from our upcoming brothers’ memoir, “Downstream,” co-authored with Jim Andrews.

Let's be the Backbone State

What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it as I’ve tried to do in my new book, Backbone Colorado USA. A way of life, a set of values, shared history and traditions, all play a part. As Colorado marks 140 years of statehood this year, it has actually come to reflect a special state of mind.

Beware, politics isn't everything

Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. This was going to be a column endorsing Romney. The straight-arrow entrepreneur is my guy. If Mitt quits, I’m for gruff Fred Thompson. I was also going to say that McCain and Huckabee, big-government egotists, are my least favorite—though preferable to any Democrat.