Guest Columns

GAGLIARDI: BIG ISN’T ALWAYS THE BEST

Shopping small can make a big difference

GUEST COLUMNIST

For the third consecutive month, NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends report, a key economic benchmark used by Federal Reserve officials and congressional leaders, showed an increase in small-business optimism — a leading indicator of economic growth.

LAMM: HE'S THE ONLY ‘GOOD GUY’ THEY'V GOT

I’m supporting Obama, but if I were a Republican, Huntsman would be my choice

GUEST COLUMNIST

Jon Huntsman would be my “Non Mitt.”

That is if I were a Republican. And if I lived in New Hampshire. Here’s why:

Though basically too conservative for me, he has a brain, and perhaps more important, the guts to stay independent of the “pack.”

THE WEBBCAST

What the Post’s downsizing really means, and a ‘New York’ moment in local TV

GUEST COLUMNIST

I’m becoming a bit more embarrassed these days when I admit that I still receive a newspaper on my front step, and that I read a large-format “national” newspaper (the Wall Street Journal) at the office every day. And doubtless you’re reading this on conventional newsprint, which is how Statesman subscribers are accustomed to getting their political news. Although I’ll admit I’m downloading the “apps” to my new iPad so I can read both newspapers online.

What to buy your favorite lobbyist this holiday season

The Colorado Statesman

With very little thought, anybody can buy anyone a conventional holiday gift and many people do. Think of the boxes of candy you receive that go right into the garbage can — better there than on your hips. And what about bouquets of flowers? Not so good. They all eventually die (depressing), they drop dead leaves and petals, and the poor gift recipient has to clean them up. Happy Holidays to you too. With all the allergies and sensitivities in the workplace, perfume, colognes and aftershaves are verboten. Even certain deodorants overstep their olfactory boundaries.

STROGOFF: REMEMBRANCES OF A LITTLE WARRIOR

Hank Brown, Tom Tancredo, share their memories of Freda Poundstone

The Colorado Statesman

Freda Poundstone, one of Colorado’s leading and most iconic conservative figures, lost her battle with cancer earlier this month. She was laid to rest in a private family service at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Nov. 11. Earlier that day, an eclectic crowd gathered at the Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Englewood to celebrate the storied life of the former lobbyist and mayor of Greenwood Village.

TEEGARDEN: THANKSGIVING, VETERANS DAY, AND GETTYSBURG DAY...

Remembering why all us Turkeys stay on the same crazy bus!

GUEST COLUMNIST

Saturday, November 19, is the 148th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 delivery of the Gettysburg Address. It will likely bring a smile to the face of any admirer of Lincoln to know that the President’s first words to his friend and bodyguard, Ward Lamon, after delivering his brief remarks were, “that speech won’t scour.” Lincoln was utilizing a farmer’s vernacular for plowing untilled soil, and by “won’t scour” he meant that the speech was a dud!

White House stresses gains for Hispanics at local summit

Special to The Colorado Statesman

As the election year draws near, President Obama has been looking west. He recently visited Colorado twice in the period of a month to promote his reelection and push his policies, and during his last trip, unveiled his student loan program.

MCNULTY: GOVERNMENT REGS ARE BLOCKING OUR PATH TO SUCCESS

House Republicans in the state are committed to Building a Better Colorado

GUEST COLUMNIST

Last month, House Republicans crisscrossed the state on our Building a Better Colorado Tour. On it, we met with farmers and ranchers, ski industry representatives, small business owners and Coloradans from around the state to further our efforts to create jobs and get our economy back on track.

On this tour, we saw firsthand how Republican policies are allowing Coloradans to thrive.

In Greeley, we met with farmers and ranchers who have benefited from the repeal of the “ag tax,” an unconstitutional tax that Democrats placed on the agriculture industry in 2010.

Local municipalities go to polls to decide on a variety of issues

GUEST COLUMNIST

Voters in 72 cities and towns went to the polls across the state on Nov. 1 to decide on ballot issues and candidates. Four cities cancelled their regularly scheduled elections: Dacono, Fort Morgan, Las Animas, and Wray. Additionally, four municipalities will hold their elections next Tuesday, Nov. 8: Brighton, Mountain View, Telluride and Vail. The following results have been supplied by the Colorado Municipal League, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1923 representing the interests of 265 cities and towns.