'76 Blog

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

The brief for Ben

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Of all the GOP candidates who spoke at Western Conservative Summit 2015, including Carly Fiorina about whom I posted admiringly last week, for my money it’s pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon […]

Fall events take up education, energy, politics, jihad

With confetti still in the air from a record-setting Western Conservative Summit 2015, Colorado Christian University’s think tank, Centennial Institute, rolls out the fall 2015 event calendar with forums […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: calendar, Centennial Institute, Events|

Who now defines free speech? Who gets to be offended?

(By Jose Valdes, CCU Faculty) “Free speech,” we are learning, no longer means just that. No, speech is now only “free” when it fits within the paradigm of political correctness that is arbitrated by […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Candidates’ rhetoric reveals tenfold reality gap

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) Unlike the usual top 10 list that makes you smile, here’s one to make you frown.  Listening to the news, I noted these top 10 problems – each defined as […]

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

Race in America: The Moon & the Ghetto revisited

(By Vincent McGuire, Centennial Fellow) What is the future of race relations in America? In the short term, it will be a long, hot summer. There is little reason to believe that the violence, on […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Summit reflections: The case for Carly

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) In my last article, I promised a more detailed summary regarding two Presidential hopefuls: former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, and pediatric Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, MD.  This post will address Carly […]

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

Hope for American schools?

(By Donald Devine, ’76 Contributor) With the House passing a bill to limit the federal role in K-to-12 schooling and a unanimous Senate committee doing the same, it might look as if there is finally […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Politics|Tags: , , , |

Spinning White House yarns and Iranian nukes

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) Unable to ignore millions of cancellation letters and a rare presidential apology, fact-checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post designated “If you like your health care plan, you can keep […]

By |July 18th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Liberals and hero envy

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) The left’s great hero is Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) Jenner, honored by ESPN for courage under breast augmentation surgery and most derivative Kardashian-esque wardrobe. The right’s great hero is […]

By |July 18th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |