Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Open Letter to My Former Primary Rival, Sen. Barrasso

By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and 2018 Candidate for U.S. Senate.

Sen. John Barrasso and I were rivals in a tough Republican primary fight this year, from which he emerged as the victor, for which I congratulate him.He went on to win the general election over Democrat Gary Trauner last week, which got me thinking about my hopes for Sen. Barrasso’s next term, and the goals he and I share for our country and state.

This is my open letter to him on that subject.

The Boston Globe: For many Americans, the Democrats and Republicans are both losers

The Boston Globe: For many Americans, the Democrats and Republicans are both losers

By Dave Dodson, contributor to The Boston Globe

Republicans spin the midterm election as a split decision and historically normal, while Democrats declare it a repudiation of President Trump. Neither is true. Walking the streets of Wyoming as a recent Republican candidate for US Senate, in the state ranked the fourth worst in the nation economically, I came to understand that voters turn to partisan rhetoric because it’s not that easy to say, “I’m trying really hard, but this is not working for me. And no one seems to care.”

Fortune: Here's the Real Reason Doug Jones Beat Roy Moore in Alabama

Fortune: Here's the Real Reason Doug Jones Beat Roy Moore in Alabama

By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to Fortune.

After the surprising result of the special election for Alabama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, the pundit class is buzzing about the implications for the future direction of each political party. But the ideologically driven conclusions those pundits keep reaching are inward-looking and wrong.

The Hill: GOP is Addressing Tax Cuts and a Pension Bill that Could Help Coal Miners

The Hill: GOP is Addressing Tax Cuts and a Pension Bill that Could Help Coal Miners

By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to The Hill Opinion section. The views expressed in this article are his own.

For a sweeping bill crafted and presumably shaped by lobbyists seeking favor on behalf of the very rich, there is one set of rules. For a carefully crafted, bi-partisan-supported bill designed to help increasingly desperate retired coal miners, there is another.

The difference in how the two bills are being treated in Congress reveals much about how economic policy is prioritized in Washington, and whether our Senators and Congressmen are more loyal to voters or their campaign contributors.

The Boston Globe: The Tyranny of the Tax Bill

The Boston Globe: The Tyranny of the Tax Bill

By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to The Boston Globe.

“Taxation without representation is tyranny!” was the rallying cry 244 years ago when a crowd of Boston patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. But if those same freedom-loving colonists lived among us now, they’d have a strong lesson for us: America is suffering the same tyranny today.

Earlier this month House Speaker Paul Ryan released the tax bill, written in secret by the Republican Party, with 429 pages of proposed changes to the tax code. He then pressed the members of Congress to vote on it in 13 days. They did what they were told. Without floor debate, or thoughtful review, nearly every Republican representative came out in support of 429 pages they almost certainly never read.

Fortune: Why Corporate Tax Cuts Won't Raise Wages

By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to Fortune.

House Republican leaders are selling their one-sided tax reform to middle America on the promise that once their plan becomes law, companies will pay less in taxes and generate higher profits—and therefore raise the wages of their employees. It’s then, they tell us, that the working class will get their share of the pie.

Reality says otherwise.