Clarity about this land we love: Two great gifts

Give someone (maybe yourself) these remarkable books, and they'll thank you! 


How can each of us apply the timeless principles of America's founding to the issues of self-government in 2016?  What does it mean to be a Colorado conservative in today's new political landscape?  What would a right turn for Colorado look like?  

I wrote my latest book, Backbone Colorado USA: Dispatches from the Divide, a hundred brief essays as timely as this morning's news, to suggest some answers.  Read it straight through, or nibble it like political popcorn.  Either way, I promise you'll enjoy and value this book.

What are the ideas and ideals that make the United States of America an exceptional nation in world history and a beacon of hope in our times?  What's the antidote for fears of a declining America that's tried to have freedom on the cheap, unbought with the hard coin of personal responsibility?  How can we come back?  

My earlier book, Responsibility Reborn: A Citizen's Guide to the Next American Century, looks at all this through the lens of lessons I've learned the hard way during 40 years in politics. Its call for a citizens renewal movement transcending both parties, Element R, has a prescient ring these days with the rise of Trump. It belongs in your library!