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“Our great little Madison”: Ten reasons to admire the father of the Constitution

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Contributor) One of the unsung heroes of the American founding era is, ironically, the father of American independence himself. While it’s true that there would have been no freedom from Britain [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: America, History|Tags: , , , |

Much ado about nothing

(By Branden Yeates, '76 Contributor) If you thought this year's January the 26th wasn't especially notable, think again: it's actually one of the more important dates for American environmentalism in the last decade. On January 26th, 2006, ten [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Will the world survive Obama’s last 12 months?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Speaking in Colorado at the recent Steamboat Institute Summit on Foreign Policy, columnist, author and scholar Victor Davis Hanson predicted a rough 12 months in which Barack Obama’s appeasement habit versus [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

TABOR: Keeping Colorado’s spending in check

(By Evan Verbal, ’76 Scholar) “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that Government spends too much." -Ronald Reagan As Coloradans, we love our state and we want our [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Colorado, Politics|Tags: , , |

The First Amendment: The kryptonite to America’s national security?

(By Jaimie Erker, '76 Contributor) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Const. Amend 1). Those potent words make up one of the most influential [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Islamist fellow travelers planning smear to silence critics

(By Frank Gaffney, ’76 Contributor) Islamic supremacists are desperate to silence effective opposition to their efforts to subvert America from within.  For example, Muslim Brotherhood front groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are panicking as they see Republican presidential candidates gaining traction for the idea that we shouldn’t import more jihadists, […]

Morning in America: Celebrating Reagan’s Birthday

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) Ronald Reagan’s 105th birthday is today, and it’s making me consider just what a beloved American hero he was. He had a passion for liberty, a sincere love for the people of this great nation, and a determination to remind America that the sun always rises again. […]

By |February 6th, 2016|Categories: 1776 Scholars, America|Tags: |

Iowa: The Establishment’s Waterloo

For weeks, I’ve been describing Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus as the republic’s Waterloo. Donald Trump, the rampaging despot-to-be was Napoleon, on a collision course with conquest, seemingly unstoppable. I’ve made the case that if an ethical, [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for [...]

Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be [...]