Before you ever get to your Uncle Bob’s house for Christmas and ruin dinner by calling half your family Commies and the other half “weak-kneed Raiders fans,” you will first have to survive stop-and-go traffic on one of Colorado’s interstate parking lots. If only we had Fixed The Damn Roads. But I digress. Travel during the holidays is always slow and stressful but perhaps the Independence Institute can help this year.
What better way to pass the time sitting on I-25 than listening to a podcast? It just so happens we are launching a podcast called iOverheard. It features our communications guy Justin Longo as the host. And in typical Independence Institute fashion, we aren’t creating the same old stale interview style podcast that’s policy heavy and personality light. No way. We are launching a long-form conversation about ideas, innovators, products and technology that are making our lives better. With iOverheard, we’re trying to entertain the listener as much as we are trying to educate them.
You can check out our first episode on drones here. Go ahead and download the episode so you can listen to it on the way to Uncle Bob’s house. I promise you’ll be having so much fun by the time you get there, you’ll forget half your family hates freedom.
Who knew coming to our famed Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Party would cause books to be written?
Years ago I tempted then Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi to come to our ATF party. This turned out to be the first time that New York raised boy ever pulled a trigger (can you even imagine?). Soon after, he bought his first shotgun and his fascination with America’s relationship with guns began.
The result is his latest book, “First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun,” which explains the importance of guns from America’s founding to present. We were lucky enough to have David do an event with us the other night. He sat down with our David Kopel to do a Q&A. Watch the video here.
David Harsanyi joins me tonight on Devil’s Advocate on Colorado Public Television, Channel 12, at 8:30. You’ll want to tune in for this one.
Speaking of guns, you only have until Sunday at midnight to enter the raffle for a complete pistol outfit to benefit FASTER, which trains teachers how to use guns to defend their schools from active shooters. Again, a $25 online ticket could win you a handgun package. Best hurry!
And for a little light reading here’s my column on why the transgender movement is really about coercing speech on CompleteColorado.com. And here’s my latest on how #MeToo over-reach is killing Christmas.