Monthly Archives: August 2011


Color us red in 2012?

(Denver Post, Aug. 28) I wish Tom Tancredo was Governor of Colorado. I wish Scott McInnis was. Heck, I wish the ill–starred Dan Maes was governor. Any Republican, any conservative, rather than the limousine liberal


Head On TV: Hang onto Your Wallet

Coloradans had better brace to fend off the same bad idea as President Obama wants to impose nationally: higher taxes, warns John Andrews in the August round of Head On TV debates. No, replies Susan


Fracking poses no threat, none, to public health

(Centennial Fellow) The misinformation was so great in a recent guest op–ed in the Denver Post that it could not have been manufactured by one person alone. It took a consumer group organizer, a member


Unasked questions in syrupy series on Islam

Are many Muslims devoted to a doctrine called jihad, which commands violence against infidels, and another doctrine called sharia, which forbids obedience to the U.S. constitution or any other civil government? Do many Muslims interpret


Immigration favoritism mocks the rule of law

Again the Obama administration announced that bureaucrats may decide when they will ignore laws. This instance involves illegal immigrants. But that’s not the point. The true problem is inconsistent, arbitrary application of government.


Where the buck stops

(Washington Times, Aug. 12) Perhaps the most telling remark during the whole of the debt–ceiling negotiations came on Aug. 7 from White House consultant David Axelrod. Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Axelrod echoed a


Despite pundits’ scorn, Tea Party won big

(Nantucket)The 18th century English political sage Edmund Burke wrote that the vigor of any society can be measured by the “balance between its impulses of innocence and decadence”. He further noted that when that balance


Tea Party on a winning streak

(The Daily Caller, Aug. 9) Terrorists, are we? How banal the left’s invective has become. Fiscal responsibility is no doubt a terrifying prospect to the irresponsible spenders and entitlement addicts. But really: In their horror


Media coverage of Summit was national & then some

Centennial Institute tips our hat to Jim Czupor and Marta Sipecki of InterPro Group public relations firm in Denver, who served expertly as press secretaries for Western Conservative Summit 2011, July 29–31 in Denver. (They