'76 Blog

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: , , , , |

It’s back to dysfunctional Washington

As Congress and their symbiotic bureaucratic, media and lobbyist co-conspirators return to Washington after a month’s vacation, they will find they missed all the explosive summer fun.

It was not pleasurable but the government did detonate […]

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

Homosexuality: What the Bible says

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)     This is a tough time to be a Bible-believing Christian. Not only do people disagree with us—which they have done for a long time. Now we are called mindless bigots, and as one of our orthodox Jewish […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Religion, Values|Tags: , , |

Against the Jeffco school board recall: One man’s plea

(By John Newkirk, ’76 Contributor) Fifty-three percent of recent Jefferson County Public School graduates were classified as not ready for college or career in basic math, science, and reading skills. As of 2013, one out of every two students who began their K-12 journey at the dawn of the new millennium were told by the American College Testing board […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Categories: Education, Elections|Tags: , , , , |

How Obamacare hurts rural America

(By David Hancock, ’76 Contributor) How has Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act of 2010, impacted your personal health care choices? When you ask that complex question, you’ll get a very complex answer depending on who you speak with.  If it’s someone in a rural area, don’t expect happy talk. […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Categories: Health, Policy|Tags: , , , , |

When GOP’s Big Ten faced off on Fox: Charlie’s take

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) My previous post on the August 6 FNC doubleheader debate talked about Carly Fiorina’s rise and the ostensible beginning of Donald Trump’s decline, basing the analysis […]

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect […]