Monthly Archives: July 2009

Young conservatives at Washington & Lee

Editor: Fire up a group blog and you never know who may want in. A Denver businessman asked me if his daughter and her college pal could try out as contributors for us. Three minutes

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Editorial Policy of ‘76 Blog

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University maintains this online discussion forum as a group blog with reader comments moderated at the editor's discretion and the open invitation for friends of CCU to register and

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Unimaginable leftism in Cambridge case

John Lennon’s 1971 lyrics to “Imagine” reflected the head Beatle’s lofty idealism—which was embraced by many, while others attacked the song’s brazen, impudent, hardened, and bold promotion of socialism. Imagine there’s no Heaven , It’s

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When blue uniforms and black skin interact

In the age of Obama, the arrest of a prominent Black Harvard professor on the steps of his own home was sure to ignite a discussion about the state of race relations in America. Upon

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Taxes undo Mass. Guv & other Dems

(Wellfleet, MA – July 20) This is a small Cape Cod community –about 500 people when I was growing up- now part of Massachusetts’ National Seashore Park. It’s also home to a few hardy souls

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What’s with everyone dissing the Buddhists?

“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers,” said Barack Obama in his inaugural address. You wonder why, in spite of the fact that there are reportedly 350 million Buddhists

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Payola Democracy: Unions bet $385M and won

Heading into the 2008 elections, the Democratic Party reeled in a whopper of a catch, $385,000,000, from 57 different organized labor unions. In Q&A at Issue Friday on July 17, I misquoted that figure as

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Want equal time? We invite contrary opinions

’76 Blog is an experiment in civic discussion, a new venture still finding its direction. Contributors from inside and outside the CCU community have come forward in the early weeks. Glad to have all of

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‘Duty to die’ hinted in Obamacare

Government-run health care just keeps getting better and better. “One troubling provision of the House bill compels seniors to submit to a counseling session every five years (and more often if they become sick or

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Issue Friday briefer asks: Will Khrushchev laugh last?

Although Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev overreached in 1959 with his threat to Americans, “We will bury you,” another of his predictions seems ominously resonant with trends in US politics half a century later. For Khrushchev

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