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Our racial tragedy as Lincoln saw it

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  If we define tragedy as a crucible of human pain where vast forces collide and blame is unclear, the centuries-long ordeal of black and white in America is exactly that.  The rioting in Charlotte is one more episode in the racial back-and-forth that has tormented our continent since the first African slaves were brought here almost 400 years ago.

How CAIR enabled the NY-NJ bomber

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  After the Ahmad Rahami bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, chalk up another jihadist strike on the homeland enabled by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The view from Romania

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) Since most of the news I read is written by Americans about Americans, hearing what people from other parts of the world think about current events is a real treat.

Don’t let anthem protesters set your agenda

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Here’s my take on the rash of ostensibly conscience-stricken pro athletes protesting racism by disrespecting the national anthem, and the backlash of indignation from patriotic Americans reacting to overheated media coverage of the stunt.

The postsecondary student debt crisis: A broader perspective

(By Jose J. Valdes, CCU affiliate faculty) Focusing solely on the aggregate amount of postsecondary student debt obscures other influential factors. Factors such as affordability, debt repayment, financial aid sources, student borrowing, and student characteristics. Significant,

Biblical justice and civil disobedience

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Institute Fellow) Biblical justice is simply the reflection of God’s righteousness. God’s righteousness means that He always acts congruent with what is right and He is the ultimate measurement of what

Eight eternal rewards of voting Republican

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) My friend Phil is a pastor in Denver.  His wife Meg is a Christian counselor.  Though Phil doesn’t do politics from the pulpit, he told me last week he’s strong for the GOP ticket.

Summer reading: A brilliant biography

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Nantucket) In perusing the shelves of this island's renowned Atheneum I followed my usual habit of seeking high quality books about people or events of great consequence concerning which I am woefully