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Christmas Different: My Top Four

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) One: Bad Back The Christmas I was ten, I wanted a new bike like life itself. It was 1954.  Ike was president, the NFL was in its infancy, and Elvis

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Peter Blake, newsman & patriot: 1936-2016

Sad farewell to another great Coloradan in a year that has seen too many such deaths. My friend Peter Blake, political writer at the old Rocky Mountain News for almost 40 years, lost his battle

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‘Fellow in American Thought?’ What’s that?

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) It’s now almost a year since Jeff Hunt succeeded me as director of Centennial Institute, and he is taking it to new heights.  Meanwhile, having kicked myself up stairs with

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Our racial tragedy as Lincoln saw it

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  If we define tragedy as a crucible of human pain where vast forces collide and blame is unclear, the centuries-long ordeal of black and white in America is exactly that.

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How CAIR enabled the NY-NJ bomber

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  After the Ahmad Rahami bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, chalk up another jihadist strike on the homeland enabled by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Don’t let anthem protesters set your agenda

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Here’s my take on the rash of ostensibly conscience-stricken pro athletes protesting racism by disrespecting the national anthem, and the backlash of indignation from patriotic Americans reacting to overheated media coverage

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Eight eternal rewards of voting Republican

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) My friend Phil is a pastor in Denver.  His wife Meg is a Christian counselor.  Though Phil doesn’t do politics from the pulpit, he told me last week he’s strong

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Hillary or Donald: A Roadmap for Decision

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) A high school buddy of mine in California, call him Jack, wrote to express his amicable skepticism about my support of Donald Trump and the Republican ticket.  He works in tech

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Nixon & Watergate, Trump & Hillary, Then & Now

Richard Nixon’s resignation under threat of impeachment, 42 years ago this week, can teach us enduring lessons about ethics, politics, and the presidency, as I reflected in a TV news interview yesterday.

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The Bill Armstrong I knew

(By John Andrews) What rare good fortune for any of us to have in our lives a person who’s both a towering hero to us, and at the same time a friend.  That’s who Bill

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