'76 Blog

Closing Guantanamo looms large in 2016

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) Within days of his 2009 Inauguration President Obama announced his intention to fulfill a campaign promise and close the Guantanamo prison facility stating that its’ very existence did great damage […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Schooling in America didn’t start out atheist

(By Ellen Densmore, ’76 Contributor) Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., are Jefferson’s words, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secured when we […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Christian vision of civilization

(By John Morgan, ’76 Contributor) The vision of Christianity is salvation and civilization.

Salvation is for the individual soul to find rest in God and life in him for eternity.

Civilization is for societies to find peace among their […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

Embrace goods made by inmates

A hand-braided black, white and red bridle with tassels and glass rosettes was one of my dad’s favorite antiques, both for its artistry and its history. Sometime in the early 20th century, an inmate in a Colorado penitentiary in Cañon City worked strands of stiff horsehair into a work of art.


By |November 19th, 2015|Categories: Colorado, Economics, Economics & business, Opinion, programs|Tags: , , , , |

Europe besieged from south and east alike

(Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney filed this before the Paris attacks, which only add an exclamation point to his warning) At the end of the 15th century, Europe was a place of no great consequence in the affairs of the world. The continent was still in thrall […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Islam, Western Civilization, World|Tags: , , , |

Anti-intellectual threat in academe isn’t from the right

“Dear Professor: Is this course going to challenge my faith and make me feel uncomfortable?” While this is not a direct quote from one of Whitney Cox’s students at the University of Houston, it is the paraphrase that Cox used […]

Draining Washington’s swamp, Fred Thompson-style

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

The Red Guards on America’s campuses

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) If you never heard of the term “Red Guards,” allow me to fill you in. During Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution movement (1966-1976), many over-zealous Chinese college students began referring to […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Education, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |