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School reform rises from the ashes

(Centennial Fellow) This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the landmark legislation that launched the Federal Government as the principal force in American school reform. […]

April 18th, 2015|Education|

America 2015: Clashing freedoms can coexist

(’76 Editor) Did you hear about the Jewish festival selling an exhibit table to the Christian proselytizers? Or the Catholic conference where opponents, after pitching a fit, were allowed […]

April 18th, 2015|Culture Wars|

The facts: Who may advertise at Western Conservative Summit 2015?

(’76 Editor) Colorado Log Cabin Republicans, a prominent voice for gay marriage as the law of the land, have alleged in a press release that they were “disinvited” from exhibiting at Western Conservative Summit 2015 […]

The moral dimension of immigration policy

(’76 Contributor) Many conservatives criticizing illegal immigration appear forget the moral dimension of the law. They forget to ask themselves “Is this law good; is it ethical; is it moral?” or “Is it bad; unethical; immoral?” […]

April 15th, 2015|Immigration|

Doing immigration right

(Centennial Fellow) I am Helen Raleigh, an immigrant from Communist China, an American by choice. Seventeen years, that was how long it took me […]

April 13th, 2015|Immigration|

Applying Lincoln to our culture’s civil wars

Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, America’s faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family — it’s the matriarch. […]

April 9th, 2015|Culture Wars|

Apple won’t tolerate intolerance? Look in the mirror, Tim Cook

(CCU Student) Responding to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a Washington Post op-ed last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote, “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country.” […]

April 6th, 2015|constitution, Culture Wars, Law Justice Courts|

Exotic Las Vegas and singular Nevada

(Las Vegas) The longtime Las Vegas headliner Liberace famously remarked that “too Much of a good thing is…Wonderful”. He might have been describing this fabled desert playground itself which very simply has no counterpart  […]

April 4th, 2015|Economics, Politics|

Easter is proof of heaven

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth […]

April 4th, 2015|Religion|

School funding suffers from ObamaCare

Coloradans’ eyes understandably pass over reports about legislators working on the annual state budget. After all, the “long bill” – so named because it spans nearly 500 pages – is a necessary but mind-numbing legislative drudgery, salted with indiscernible acronyms, and largely incomprehensible to anyone outside the State Capitol. […]

April 4th, 2015|Education, Politics|