(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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,
(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.”
(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.
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.
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).