Monthly Archives: February 2011

Self–government needs newspapers

By |February 27th, 2011|

(Denver Post, Feb. 27) So Facebook brought down the Egyptian regime. Until now, the only thing I knew it had brought down was my productivity—and that of many other Republicans old enough to know better, after we all stampeded there upon hearing how Democrats rode it to victory in 2008. […]

Weaken Israel? Don’t do it, CU Regents

By |February 25th, 2011|

On the night of November 9, 1938, Nazis unleashed unimaginable violence on the Jews of Germany. The wave of atrocities became known as Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. Adolf Hitler, in one of his frequent cynical attempts to cloak pagan barbarism with Christian respectability, declared that the horrors were inflicted in honor of the vehemently anti–Jewish Martin Luther’s birthday the next day. […]

Responsible Youth PAC director looks ahead to 2050

By |February 25th, 2011|

(Centennial Staffer) How can we build a robust, inclusive, and dynamic conservative strategy and agenda, conducive to the 21st century? This blog is the second in a three–part series exploring that challenge. I invited some comments from a friend of mine, Jim Banks, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Responsible Youth PAC. […]

Russia and Israel, who knew?

By |February 25th, 2011|

(CCU Student & Centennial Intern) From the American armchair, Israel looks rather lonely. She is the only democracy amongst a host of dutiful, patriarchal Arab nations. With death threats, weak peace treaties, and a rising pile of Israel–condemning resolutions coming from all parts of the United Nations, things look bleak for the tiny nation state of Israel. Much of the turmoil stems from the poor international opinion of nearly everything Israel does. […]

Politically–mandated virtue unworkable, author warns former CCU dean

By |February 17th, 2011|

(CCU Student) Yesterday I took part in a meeting with John Andrews, director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, and others for a planning and update session on the direction of the Centennial Institute and our effectiveness of spreading the principles of freedom and the values of 1776. In my time at CCU, I have had the privilege of watching the Centennial Institute […]

‘Atlas Shrugged,’ the movie, coming April 15

By |February 17th, 2011|

(CCU Student) Valentines weekend treated the economically inclined individuals very well this past weekend with the release of a movie trailer that has excited all the believers of supply side economics. On April 15, 2011, or “tax day”, many individuals will be placing their full efforts towards mailing in the controversial ‘income tax’ mandated by the federal government. This year, director Paul Johansson introduces a film adaption to one of the most powerful novels of all time, Atlas Shrugged, […]

Bloated Education Spending: The Party’s Over

By |February 15th, 2011|

(Centennial Fellow) An enduring memory from the early days of the iconic “Monday Night Football” was when the game got out of hand and the late “Dandy Don” Meredith—partner to Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford—would croon, “Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over.” […]

Easy or popular? No, but Congress must quit spending

By |February 15th, 2011|

(Centennial Fellow) It’s a political reality: talking about how to govern is far easier than actually governing.

Government, after all, is a reflection of the governed and nothing requires individual voters or “the people” in general to act responsibly. That observation is not an indictment of the electorate but an acknowledgement that voters are never forced to confront tough choices about government spending. […]

Obamacare on the way out?

By |February 13th, 2011|

Activist courts are at it again, this time siding with the right to strike down Obamacare, says Susan Barnes–Gelt in the February round of Head On TV debates. No, says John Andrews, Judge Vinson ruled as the founding fathers would have, and the Supreme Court may well agree with him. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over Egypt’s revolution, Denver’s lackluster mayoral contenders, Colorado’s new governor, and a populist fantasy of state officials working at real jobs. […]

Dynamic Conservatism for the 21st Century: Part 1

By |February 13th, 2011|

How can we build a robust, inclusive, and dynamic conservative strategy and agenda, conducive to the 21st century? This blog is the first in a three–part series exploring that challenge. I invited some comments from a friend of mine, Eric Garza, who currently serves in a dual capacity as vice chairman of the Latino National Republican Coalition of Texas and executive director of a group called CONSERVO (Council on Service, Education, Representation of Values, and Opportunity). […]