Monthly Archives: March 2013

Best … Sports … Movie … Ever!

By Doug Newman Follow me on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bookmark this one. Make 3 hours to watch it sometime. The 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams is about what it takes to get to The Show. It follows two aspiring basketball players from … Continue reading

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Los Papeles Por Favor (Or, the Dangers of Immigration Reform)

By Doug Newman Follow me on Facebook ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is always easy to say that the government should “do something” and to ignore what it all means in the real world. Left-wingers have no monopoly on this tendency. A few … Continue reading

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster: Don’t Get Too Excited

By Doug Newman Follow me on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Before you jump on the Rand 2016 bandwagon, you would do well to take a few minutes and read this short article. Rand Paul said many significant things in his 13-hour filibuster … Continue reading

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The REAL Reason that Hemp Is Illegal

Hemp isn’t illegal because it “gets you stoned.”* It is illegal because it threatens so many industries – pharmaceuticals, cotton, paper, petroleum, concrete, lumber, food, clothing and numerous others. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * And even though certain kinds of hemp goof up … Continue reading

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I Have Lost Two Friends to Gun Violence – Email to All 35 Colorado Senators

By Doug Newman Follow me on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ladies and Gentlemen of the Colorado Senate, As I cannot be at the Capitol to testify, I would like to tell you about two friends who died all too young as a … Continue reading

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Incarceration Nation

Not long ago, I was talking at my neighborhood Starbucks with some guys in the prison construction business. They said business was good. I was reminded of this conversation when reading the following article. According to a study by the … Continue reading

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It Is Always Easy

By Doug Newman Follow me on Facebook. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is always easy to cheerlead for your favorite government activity without considering what it means in the real world. It is always easy to say that “if you are doing nothing … Continue reading

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