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Muslim Brotherhood threat can’t be wished away

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  “Nothing to see here, folks.  Move along, nothing to see.”  That line from a thousand police dramas also has its political uses, usually mendacious.

You never met a mere mortal

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What is the richest, most satisfying, most enchanting fantasy world in modern fiction?  My book-loving grandson in junior high contends it’s the Harry Potter series, hands down. Oh really?

GOP can avert split by vowing #NeverFear

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  Whatever happened to the home of the brave?  The air of this election year is so filled with appeals to fear that you’d think all Americans were timid children, frightened of the future. 

Holy Week changed everything forever

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  This is a special morning. Across Colorado and around the world, Christians today commemorate one of the crowning events in the life of that man whom they worship as God incarnate, Jesus of Nazareth.

This Republican is staying

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Split the Republican party if the primary or convention process doesn’t produce the nominee you want?  Destroy the village in order to save it, as some mad zealot said in Vietnam?  No way.  Colorado Republicans have seen this sore-loser purity pageant before, and it doesn’t end well.  

Global jihad takes aim at free speech

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) We meet today in defense of the freedom of religion that gave rise to America in the first place, the freedom of thought that enables us to choose our political leaders, and the freedom of speech that makes possible an industry like yours and a forum like this one.

Let’s be the Backbone State

  (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 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 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 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