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Let’s be the Backbone State

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Books, Colorado|Tags: , , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it […]

Beware, politics isn’t everything

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Books, Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. […]

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Conservatives, Ideas, Islam, Jihad, National Security|Tags: , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Why Christmas matters

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion, Values|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical […]

Hugh Hewitt’s 16 keys to the 2016 race

By |November 6th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(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|Categories: Colorado Christian University, Economics & business, Taxes & TABOR|

(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|Categories: Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives|Tags: , , , |

(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|Categories: Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University|Tags: , , , |

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|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , |

(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|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

(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. […]