Monthly Archives: July 2013

Barone, Benson, and Ham: Who Owns the Future?

By |July 27th, 2013|

Building on Friday night’s message of optimism and looking to the future, the morning panel featuring Michael Barone, Guy Benson, and Mary Katherine Ham handicapped the next few election cycles, including important gubernatorial races in […]

KT McFarland: America’s on the Verge of a Renaissance

By |July 27th, 2013|

Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, a national security expert and commentator, opened up day two of the Western Conservative Summit, in Denver Colorado. McFarland held national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan Administrations, a […]

Self-Reliance and Optimism Mark Mia Love's WCS Address

By |July 27th, 2013|

Utah Republican Mia Love wowed the crowd of more than 1,500 at the fourth annual Western Conservative Summit with her message of self-reliance and optimism.

“You will give back,” Love said, quoting her father’s admonitions to […]

Scott Walker Addresses the Western Conservative Summit

By |July 27th, 2013|

Ron Packard, CEO and Founder of K¹², introduced Friday Night’s keynote speaker for the Western Conservative Summit, Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker.  Recent education initiatives were just one of many examples Walker would touch on […]

Western Conservative Summit Kicks Off

By |July 26th, 2013|

For the fourth straight year, Colorado’s Centennial Institute is prepared to kick off three days of leading conservative thought. With over 2,000 attendees clamoring to hear Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Mia Love, Allen West and […]

#WCS13 News Bureau to cover Western Conservative Summit

By |July 24th, 2013|

The 2013 Western Conservative Summit will launch a news bureau, staffed by seasoned journalists Michael Sandoval and Michael Schaus, to cover and report on the event live from Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28. […]

Historical Revisionism in Moldova and the United States

By |July 23rd, 2013|

The way we look at the past is often altered when governments change hands. I just returned from Moldova, a Soviet republic until 1991 when the Soviet Union imploded. The Romanian-speaking majority seized control and began changing place names and national memorials. The main boulevard of the capital which had been named after Lenin (founder of the Soviet Union) was now named after Stefan the Great, a 15th century Moldovan king who had fought off invasions by Turks from the south and Slavs from the north. Statues of Lenin were also removed, replaced by statues of Stefan the Great. Their currency, which had pictures of Lenin and Marx on it, now showed Stefan the Great. […]

Think again: Injustice isn't "Justice for Trayvon"

By |July 18th, 2013|

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy,” remarked F. Scott Fitzgerald, as if alluding to the fatal confrontation between George Zimmerman, the watch guard of a beleaguered and oft-burglarized neighborhood, and the unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who President Obama said would look like his son if he had one. […]

When the governed stop consenting

By |July 17th, 2013|

(Denver Post, July 14) The recall elections pending for two state senators and the movement for ten rural counties to secede from Colorado, along with the chaos in Egypt, got me to thinking about political legitimacy.

No, it’s not a topic trending on Twitter right now. Stop 20 people on the street, and 19 of them couldn’t define it […]

Mr. Finer goes to Washington

By |July 17th, 2013|

There are many reasons for Americans to be skeptical this summer. With the National Security Agency spying on our daily interactions via phone and Internet records, and the Internal Revenue Service targeting numerous conservative, Tea Party and 9/12 organizations – even as Congressional hearings investigating their conduct were going on – government overreach is baring its ugly teeth. […]