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Presidential politics in turmoil: shades of 1968

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Washington)  If one seeks continuity and tradition here in the Imperial City one readily finds it within the dark paneled walls of the Old Ebbitt Grill.  Established in 1856- a block from [...]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

2016’s gonna be a nightmare, believe me

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “Our long national nightmare is over,” President Gerald Ford declared at his swearing-in, marking the end of the most dangerous constitutional crisis since the Civil War — Watergate. After becoming the only [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Holy Week changed everything forever

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  This is a special morning. Across Colorado and around the world, Christians today commemorate one of the crowning events in the life of that man whom they worship as God incarnate, Jesus of Nazareth. […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Religion, Western Civilization|Tags: , , , , |

Kafer: A conservative against Trump

(By Krista Kafer, '76 Contributor) Would she sleep with him for $1 million? "Sure." How about $50? "Of course not," she snapped. "What do think I am?" "We've established that," he said, "Now we're just haggling." The [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Prosperity for our posterity

(By Joseph Maroney, '76 Contributor) As Kevin Spacey mentioned during an interview with the World Economic Forum, “The classroom is probably the single space that we all know has not changed at all since the beginning of [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Economics|Tags: , , , , |

The rock of Christ’s church in the midst of paganism

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) “…You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” (Matt 16:18) This is one of the most well-known [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

Mrs. Reagan’s Legacy

(By Linda Chavez, '76 Contributor) Nancy Reagan's death marks the final chapter in what was one of the greatest love stories of all time. The role of political spouse is not an easy one, but Mrs. Reagan managed [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

The secret of Trump’s success

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party? How could a non-conservative become the nominee of the conservative party when he clearly is not one at all? The uncomfortable [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

This Republican is staying

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Split the Republican party if the primary or convention process doesn’t produce the nominee you want?  Destroy the village in order to save it, as some mad zealot said in Vietnam?  No way.  Colorado Republicans have seen this sore-loser purity pageant before, and it doesn’t end well.   […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Books, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Slavery, racism, and abortion: Fruits of evil

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) Slavery in one form or another has existed throughout history. It is estimated that there are more than 27 million people in the world who are subject to some form [...]

By |March 6th, 2016|Categories: Politics, Pro life|Tags: , , , , , |