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Hugh Hewitt’s 16 keys to the 2016 race

By |November 6th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Much like a sportscaster providing “keys to the game” ahead of an NFL kickoff, author and radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested 16 keys to the 2016 presidential race at an issue forum at CCU last night.  The fervent Ohio State and Cleveland Browns partisan pled for audience sympathy […]

Steve Moore on how to unleash America’s prosperity

By |November 4th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) What industry all by itself generated the job growth to lift America out of the Great Recession of 2008?  But how much money did not flow into Americans’ pockets over the past six years as a result of our relatively weak recovery since 2009?

Relay handoff: Hunt to take baton from Andrews

By |October 19th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) The appointment of my great friend and colleague Jeff Hunt to take the baton and run the next leg of Centennial Institute’s long relay for faith, family, and freedom is good news for the conservative cause. […]

Reloading, not retiring: What I told ‘Veritas’

By |October 7th, 2015|

Could I do it? Sum up twenty-five hundred days of the best job I ever had, in a few hundred words on the screen?  Stephanie Tatham, a junior communications major, varsity softball player, and reporter for CCU’s student newspaper, Veritas, learning of my upcoming departure from the Centennial Institute director’s chair, posed several questions […]

ESA experts see poison pills in grouse non-listing

By |September 23rd, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Yup, just as we feared. The US Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to slap an Endangered Species Act listing on the greater sage grouse (which I gave at least two cheers in my post yesterday) is fraught with hidden dangers for prosperity and private property in the Western states, now and into the future. […]

Hades on ice: Feds defer to states on no-longer-endangered grouse

By |September 22nd, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) This is the story of the urgent policy brief Centennial Institute didn’t have to publish after all.  Northwest Colorado and vast areas of nearby states got a reprieve today when the Obama administration blinked, and John Hickenlooper (along with fellow Western governors) prevailed, in the five-year battle over listing of the Greater Sage Grouse as “endangered” under federal law.

Against the Jeffco school board recall: One man’s plea

By |September 4th, 2015|

(By John Newkirk, ’76 Contributor) Fifty-three percent of recent Jefferson County Public School graduates were classified as not ready for college or career in basic math, science, and reading skills. As of 2013, one out of every two students who began their K-12 journey at the dawn of the new millennium were told by the American College Testing board […]

Liberal front group rolls out ‘Taxing a Better Colorado’ scheme

By |August 25th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Soothing rhetoric and high-minded goals characterized the Sunday Denver Post lead story on a new, prestigious, ostensibly bipartisan group called Building a Better Colorado.

American contrast: Two St. Louis kids named Brown

By |August 10th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) It was a sultry summer evening in the slum neighborhood not far from my St. Louis boyhood home. Things had gone way downhill since we lived there, including street maintenance. […]

How to bedevil a political party

By |April 27th, 2015|

(’76 Editor) Greetings, mortals. Uncle Screwtape here, senior devil, seldom seen but always lurking around and making mischief. You’ll remember me from C. S. Lewis’s little guidebook about how to subvert souls. As a sideline, […]