Monthly Archives: June 2011


No ‘czars’ needed, thank you

(’76 Contributor) In the June 2011 issue of Natural History, Stanford University biology professor Deborah Gordon explains, “Ant colonies work without central control … No ant gives instructions to another, or decides for another what


A lioness in the White House?

(Denver Post, June 26) “The best man in the cabinet.” That’s how Golda Meir was described by her colleague, David Ben-Gurion. She went on to lead Israel to victory in one of its darkest hours,


Bias in the news? Yep.

There was NBC’s Andrea Mitchell a while back, huffily saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had treated President Barack Obama “like a schoolboy” in disagreeing publicly about enemy–surrounded, tiny Israel giving up borders providing


Our Summit won’t muzzle satire or dissent

So an Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, got the hook at a GOP leadership conference when his jokes hit too close to home? None of that at Western Conservative Summit 2011, July 29-31 in Denver. Our


Climate alarmists prefer ad hominem to argument

(Centennial Fellow) If you are not among the global warming alarmists scared to death about a plague of boils, frogs, lice and locusts, as well as tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events, you are to


Why does US recruit teachers from bottom third of class?

(Centennial Fellow) As the hard–won accomplishment that is SB–191 moves deliberately towards fulfillment, it is important to remember that however admirable, it is but a single element in the more comprehensive challenge of improving teacher


Time has come for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Ken Buck spoke yesterday at a Centennial Institute forum on the federal–level Balanced Budget Amendment. While Congress debates raising the debt limit yet again, the long–term strength of our economy becomes ever more threatened.


Economic growth: Texas shows how & Calif. how not to

(Centennial Fellow) So what example should America follow, that of deficit–slaughtering, budget–cutting, seriously limited government in Texas, which has added 730,000 jobs in the past decade, or that of regulation–happy, spend–mercilessly, owe–everything, flee–this–place–quickly California, which