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Stories by Karen Hagestad Cacy

Karen Hagestad Cacy, of Colorado Springs, is a former Washington speechwriter and transportation lobbyist. Raised in Portland, Oregon, she holds a BA degree in Russian and Middle East Studies from Portland State University (and American University in Cairo.) Her four novels are available on Amazon.com. She is also the author of two plays.
Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Norma Jean, George Balanchine

Marilyn Monroe receives an invitation to Mr. B’s

Two years in, Mrs. Arthur Miller’s marriage was up and down. Today, it was down, and so was she.  She was staying alone at her own apartment on East 57th Street, while her author husband, Arthur Miller, was holed up in his Roxbury, Connecticut den, writing.Outwardly, the world was at her feet. Filmmaker, Billy Wilder, ...

Liberals, Democrats, and Socialist : As Mad as a Sack of Ferrets

COLORADO SPRINGS: The times, they are a changing, and not for the better. As a body politic, we have to ask: What does a liberal, Democrat Socialist America offer? Crude movies, de-humanizing rap music, abstract art, legalized baby killing. Singling Jews out, again,  Jews singled out for climate change (“the weather,”) ban on cow farts, ...

Victor David Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson: “A License to Hate” now in America

  COLORADO SPRINGS: Where has America gone?  Is it hiding somewhere, waiting for socialists to burn themselves out?  Or is it dead, but not yet buried?  Who would have thought that a group of self-anointed “culture warriors,” could be successful in killing off America? Who, in 1960, took the communist leader, Nikita Khrushchev, seriously when ...

President Trump

To understand President Trump, try listening to what he says

COLORADO SPRINGS:  Although President Trump holds few full-scale traditional news conferences, his press availability day in and day out is nearly constant. He answers questions on his way to the helicopter, on his way from the helicopter, questions are lobbed at him, from all directions all the time. Leaving aside the “Hate Trump” media’s obsession ...

Why we write, Karen Hagstead Cacy

Looking back on 2018: Why we write political commentary

COLORADO SPRINGS – In today’s extremely polarized political climate, those on the “Trump Train” are intent on defending their country in the only way they know to do. Some Americans campaign for candidates. Others hold signs at rallies. Still others of us write. There is a revolution going on between populists and leftist socialist globalists.  The ...

A prayer for the family of President Donald J. Trump and America

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado: As we enjoy the final days of Hanukah season and enter into the Christmas season, there are many reasons for prayer.  Reasons to pray for the sick, the lost and lonely.  However, this moment of reflection is a prayer for the family of President Donald J. Trump. A family who has put aside ...

Trump’s Sword of Damocles hanging above the Resolute desk

COLORADO SPRINGS: In politics, the phrase, “Sword of Damocles” hanging over someone’s head conjures threat, danger, and unrest for the recipient. “Never Trumper’s,” the “Washington elite,” Fake News purveyors, do-nothing Rhinos (Republicans in name only,) socialists, world leaders, and Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, with his merry band of angry Democrats, have salivated over the specter ...

Lies, Associated Press, Truth, News, Reporting, Karen Hegstadt Casey

Lies and damned lies all courtesy of the Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS: If you are over fifty, you may recall the news coming to you often datelined, Associated Press, AP, or United Press International, UPI.  Trusted labels, that brought us news of significance. However, in 2018, see what the Associated Press has become: “Washington, September 9, 2018 – The White House seethes with intrigue and ...

John McCain

Donald Trump: The unlikely pall bearer for John McCain’s message

COLORADO SPRINGS:  The Washington Cathedral, America’s church seated over that shining city on a hill, hosted another passing today. That of a true American hero, John McCain. Flowers were arranged, choirs sang, and mourners were from every part of the government, Republican, Democrat, and Decline to State. Past presidents fill the front pew. President Trump ...