John Andrews

Posted March 26, 2013

To get at the devil, says the young zealot Will Roper in “A Man for All Seasons,” Robert Bolt’s play, “I’d cut down every law in England.”

Posted March 01, 2013

When a prominent man says he is stepping down to spend more time with his family, it’s usually a fib. He invokes the family as a fig leaf for failure, embarrassed to admit the horse bucked him off.

Posted November 26, 2012

Show me a sore loser, and I’ll show you a loser. This has rung in my ears since the election, as I listened to some fellow Republicans and conservatives weeping, whining, and caterwauling. Not to mention griping, blaming, and sulking. Enough already.

Posted October 29, 2012

I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.

Posted August 27, 2012

Is America in decline? Do we need to lower our expectations, aspire to lead from behind or not at all, and warn the kids of tougher times to come? Or are America’s best days still ahead?

Posted June 04, 2012

The Founders wouldn’t believe it. The Colorado Court of Appeals says the governor may not proclaim an official day of prayer because of a clause in the state constitution prohibiting that “any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship.

Posted May 04, 2012

If I undertook to write about partisan politics for dummies, I’d immediately have your attention. Many people think that’s all partisan politics is for. It’s everyone’s favorite punching bag.

Posted April 03, 2012

Just because we consent for you to govern us, we say in effect to the legislative and executive and judicial branches through our founding charter, does not mean you own us.

Posted March 26, 2012

(Denver) A few days before Rick Santorum upset Mitt Romney in the Colorado caucuses, he made a campaign stop at Colorado Christian University, where I work. As it was ending, several students asked the former senator if he would Tebow with them. The picture with all of them on a knee, heads bowed, is my favorite 2012 political image so far. Rick has got game.

Posted February 01, 2012

So now we’ve seen Gingrich’s debating prowess and Romney’s tax returns, Santorum’s sweaters and Ron Paul’s scowl. We’ve heard the State of the Union according to Obama and the State of the State according to governors across the land. But how much does that really tell us about the shape America is in?

Posted July 24, 2011

The conscience our self-government has long lacked is awake again at last.

Posted June 27, 2011

Palin and Bachmann know you don’t go on the playground unless you can take rough teasing, and both have survived worse. It’s a liberal man’s world in which conservative women are fair game for putdowns and the non-sexist PC rules apparently don’t apply.

Posted June 27, 2011

Palin and Bachmann know you don’t go on the playground unless you can take rough teasing, and both have survived worse. It’s a liberal man’s world in which conservative women are fair game for putdowns and the non-sexist PC rules apparently don’t apply.

Posted April 23, 2011

Atlas Shrugged is not great literature, and this isn't great cinema. But as an indictment of false collectivist compassion, it works.

Posted October 25, 2010

Will the professorial crowd or the populists prevail? Does San Fran Nancy fall to Ohio John Boehner for Speaker of the House -- and in Colorado races, bookish John Hickenlooper to biker Tom Tancredo for governor, urbane Michael Bennet to bluejeans Ken Buck for senator, faculty-club Hart to gun-club Bosley for regent?

Posted June 21, 2010

Are we fit to be free? That’s the big question for Americans to decide in election year 2010. Above the chatter of daily headlines, beyond the jockeying of parties, two opposing visions of human nature vie for expression in the political choices we will make.

Posted April 02, 2010

Dear Grandson: I risk writing you this letter in order to pass along some censored history. Today’s America of 2050, officially atheist by law, is a very different place from the “nation under God” of my boyhood in 2010.

Posted October 12, 2009

Attention, liberals. A new book urges that in order to help Obama improve our country, you should adopt a dog, quit smoking, and conciliate conservatives.

Posted June 27, 2009

We in Colorado do love this smallish state of ours, and folks probably have similar feelings in your state , whatever its size.

Posted April 20, 2009

“The trouble with the eco-crusader is that his false guilt and his false fears feed endlessly upon each other.”