Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen is a freelance writer living in Colorado. He received his M.A. in Professional Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he wrote his first book, Alaska’s Wilderness Highway. He has since published Skier’s Guide to Utah along with humor, travel, and political articles for various magazines and newspapers. He is married with five sons, and spends his free time at a remote cabin in the Colorado Rockies.

Most Recent Articles by Mike Jensen:

When Evil Comes for Us

Jun 21, 2016 — Mike Jensen

Here is one of many problems—and in my view the MOST DANGEROUS problem—with the liberal position of banning “assault weapons” after the Orlando shooting:

Guns are tools, and nothing more. They can be tools used for good or tools used for evil. The same can be said of any tool. A hammer is a tool designed to hit things. It can hit a nail (a good use) or a person’s head (an evil use). A box cutter is a tool. It can cut boxes apart (a good use), or cut a person (an evil use). A gun is a tool.  It can shoot targets or game animals or violent criminals (a good use) or an innocent person (an evil use).

Sorry, Race Baiters; White America is simply Not Buying it Anymore.  We’ve Spent our Guilt and Moved

Aug 27, 2014 — Mike Jensen

Sorry Race Baiters; White America is simply Not Buying it Anymore.  We've Spent our Guilt and Moved on

In 1984, I lived in North Philadelphia.  At that time (I have not been back for several years, so I can’t speak of the area’s current status), the area was almost entirely populated by black and Hispanic residents.  I’m white, by the way, and there were literally weeks that went by when I didn’t see another white person in my neighborhood.

Rev. Dr. Thistlethwaite, You Should Be Smarter than This!

Jul 18, 2014 — Mike Jensen

My primary goal today is to save the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite from herself and from the tyranny of socialism.  You may not have heard of the Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; I’ll introduce you to her shortly.

The Question that Separates Us: WHOM DO YOU TRUST?

Sep 17, 2013 — Mike Jensen

I find it interesting how liberals and conservatives can have nearly diametrically opposed views on just about everything.  For example, if a brand new topic of political debate were to develop tomorrow—I’m talking about a topic that nobody had ever considered before—as soon as I decided on my own view of this topic, I would bet my life savings (yes, the entire $7.42) that the liberals I know would take the opposing view.

OMG: It’s Global Cooling!

Sep 9, 2013 — Mike Jensen

Dateline, September 8, 2013, from the UK’s The Telegraph newspaper: “Global warming?  No, actually we’re cooling, claim scientists.”

“What’s this?” you say.  Has The Telegraph been taken over by a cabal led by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and other conservatives?

The Most Important Lesson Martial Arts Ever Taught Me

Jul 18, 2013 — Mike Jensen

I have been practicing martial arts, off and on, for over 20 years.  I’ve studied five different styles in some depth, and others more superficially.  I’ve learned a veritable plethora of strikes, kicks, and blocks, along with strategies for defending against attacks with knives, guns, baseball bats, and from multiple attackers.

Let’s Play the George Zimmerman ‘What If’ Game

Jul 15, 2013 — Mike Jensen

On Saturday, July 13, after 16 ½ hours of deliberation, the jury in the George Zimmerman trial found the defendant not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Republicans: Still Fighting Slavery

Jul 11, 2013 — Mike Jensen

The Republican Party was largely founded for one purpose: to stop the spread of slavery into the nation’s western territories, and if possible, abolish it altogether.  If you think about it, that is still the core purpose of the Republican Party.

It’s High Time for Common Sense Media Control

May 5, 2013 — Mike Jensen


“The pen is mightier than the sword.”  The phrase was penned by British novelist Edward Bulwar-Lytton in 1839.  The idea, of course, is that the written and spoken word can bring about both more good and more evil than can weapons of war.

I’m Coming Out of the Closet

May 3, 2013 — Mike Jensen

I sold my first article to WordPerfect Magazine in 1990, which means that I’ve been a professional writer for 23 years.  I write political and humor columns (you’d be amazed at how closely the two match), and I often write about myself.

Why Even “Common Sense” Gun Control Must Be Stopped

May 3, 2013 — Mike Jensen

I love the way progressives use the term, “common sense” whenever they’re talking about their political agenda.  Barack Obama uses the term in reference to gun control, immigration reform, deficit reduction, and anything else he might be talking about at the time.

Something “Original” (You’ll Get the Pun in a Minute) about the Second Amendment

Apr 21, 2013 — Mike Jensen

For the past several weeks, I have been looking for something original to say about the gun control debate.  It has been beyond frustrating to watch the progressives yet again attempt to strip the American public of our right to self-defense.  The problem is, everybody else is talking about this, too, including a whole bunch of people who are far more skilled than I at communicating their views on this issue.

God Works in Mysterious Ways

Apr 14, 2013 — Mike Jensen

If you’ve perused the articles I’ve written for Canada Free Press (CFP), you’ll find that I rarely write about religious issues.  I’m always a bit uncomfortable about mixing politics with religion.  To begin with, I happen to believe in the separation of church and state (and yes, I know that phrase originated in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802, not in the Constitution).  I wouldn’t want my religious views—such as they are—imposed on another through legislation or regulation any more than I would want another’s religious views imposed on me.

Smart Mormons

Jan 22, 2013 — Mike Jensen

During the 2012 presidential campaign, that awesomely deep well of perpetual wisdom, Alec Baldwin, proclaimed that if Barack Obama were not black, his vote total would have been 20 percent higher.

The God Complex

Dec 17, 2012 — Mike Jensen

I think I have the Progressive/Socialist/Communist movement figured out, and the answer is God.  Surprised?  Read on.

A Problem Solving Approach to Global Warming, Part II

Dec 5, 2012 — Mike Jensen

A few weeks ago I wrote a column for the Canada Free Press in which I tried to approach the global warming issue from a logical, problem-solving standpoint.  I teach logic and problem solving at the university level, and I thought it would be interesting to see if I could take a hot political topic like global warming and apply basic problem-solving logic to it.

A Problem Solving Approach to Global Warming

Nov 17, 2012 — Mike Jensen

Because I can’t make a living writing for the Canada Free Press (go figure), I also teach logic and argumentation courses for several community colleges. This is a lot of fun, especially around election time when I make students look for logical fallacies in political ads. Talk about creating a new generation of cynics—students come into my class believing in the American system of government, and leave it ready to secede from the Union!

A Lesson from Star Trek

Oct 9, 2012 — Mike Jensen

Okay, to begin with, I’m not a “Trekkie.”  If you are a Trekkie, good for you.  Keep practicing your Klingon, but not until you read this piece.  If you’re not a Trekkie, don’t stop reading, assuming I’m going to waste your time arguing which of the Star Ship Enterprise captains would be a better president than Barack Obama (answer: ALL of them).

“Eurozone unemployment stuck at record 11.4%”  How Unexpected!

Oct 1, 2012 — Mike Jensen

One of the big news stories from the Associated Press today ran with the headline quoted above. This development, of course, is shocking to liberals in the media, academia, and politics.

‘Adopt an American’

Jul 23, 2012 — Mike Jensen

To My Canadian Friends,

I rarely get the chance to listen to talk radio, as I’m working during the day.  Yes, despite the Obama economy, I have a job.  I’m an independent contractor.  And despite what Barack Obama said in Roanoke, Virginia, recently (to business owners: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”), I did build my business.