'76 Blog

Disastrous replay of history in Europe?

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) On September 30, 1938, the leaders of free Europe set the world on fire. Clinging to the hope that the purchase of security at the cost of liberty would secure to them the blessings of peace, Neville Chamberlain and Édouard Daladier signed their names on the Munich Agreement, right next to the signatures of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Western Civilization, World|Tags: , , , , , |

In God we still trust, right?

(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Christians are increasingly frustrated by recent Supreme Court opinions and infringements on religious liberty in this country. What are we doing to alter the downward trend? A good way to start is by rededicating ourselves to America’s national motto.


By |September 23rd, 2015|Categories: America, Christianity, Politics, Religion, Values, Youth|Tags: , , |

ESA experts see poison pills in grouse non-listing

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Yup, just as we feared. The US Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to slap an Endangered Species Act listing on the greater sage grouse (which I gave at least two cheers in my post yesterday) is fraught with hidden dangers for prosperity and private property in the Western states, now and into the future. […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , |

Constitutional anniversary resonates for 2016 race

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) When the U. S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia , those delegates could not have imagined […]

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

Mourning the Army I knew

(By Donald Devine, <em>’76</em> Contributor) It was long ago, but the scene is burned in my memory. My Army drill sergeant informed us how lucky we were that a previous recruit had died on the […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: National Security|Tags: , , , , |

Hades on ice: Feds defer to states on no-longer-endangered grouse

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) This is the story of the urgent policy brief Centennial Institute didn’t have to publish after all.  Northwest Colorado and vast areas of nearby states got a reprieve today when the Obama administration blinked, and John Hickenlooper (along with fellow Western governors) prevailed, in the five-year battle over listing of the Greater Sage Grouse as “endangered” under federal law.

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

In defense of humanity’s oldest institution

(By William Watson, CCU Faculty) In Shakespeare’s Tempest young Miranda exclaimed, “Oh, brave new world that has such people in it.” Her father Prospero replied, ‘Tis new to thee.” Miranda was amazed at the new generation of people she was encountering who seemed so daring to her, but the wise and aged Prospero would have agreed instead with King Solomon, […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Family, Values|

Seeking meaning in the Trump phenomenon

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) For his role as the demented news anchor in the 1976 film Network, the distinguished British actor Peter Finch won an Academy Award and achieved cult status via an unforgettable scene in which he thrust open a window and shouted at the world, […]

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Remembering 9/11: defeating and destroying Iran

On this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil by jihadi forces, it is right that we honor our war dead and commit ourselves to defeating those primarily responsible, including the government of […]

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Terrorism|Tags: , , , , |

Beware the Davis trap: Nobody is above the law

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk, has made quite a name for herself, first by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — or anyone else, for that matter — and then going […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |