'76 Blog

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 […]

A real conservative manifesto on immigration

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Unfortunately, that’s not Jeb Bush’s approach when it comes to the his recent controversial comments on “anchor babies.” […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

When welfare beats work

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) With multimillionaire Democrats such as Hillary Clinton predictably accusing mean Republicans of ignoring the poor, and the upcoming election sure to hinge on “who cares more” about struggling Americans, it’s […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Liberal front group rolls out ‘Taxing a Better Colorado’ scheme

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Soothing rhetoric and high-minded goals characterized the Sunday Denver Post lead story on a new, prestigious, ostensibly bipartisan group called Building a Better Colorado.

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Colorado, constitution, Policy, Taxes & TABOR|Tags: , , , , |

Gay affirmation is now America’s state religion

(CCU Faculty) Now that Anthony Kennedy has decided to jettison the cultural precedent of thousands of years and affirm the right of gay men and women to get married we need to look at where this is taking us. In this blog let’s just look at step one. […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Religion, Values|

Reject the Iran deal, Sen. Bennet


(By Eric Weissmann, ’76 Contributor) Three weeks after the Iran deal, officially the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), was announced, New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) spoke out strongly against it, urging: “We should go back and try to get a better deal.” […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, National Security|Tags: , , , |

Intellectual diversity endangered or extinct on most campuses

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Honorable Members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents: I have been informed of your concern about the lack of intellectual diversity at CU and am responding with insights gained from my own experiences. […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Conservatives, Education|Tags: , |

Nationalism vs. supra-nationalism: DeGaulle was right


(By Centennial Fellow Bill Moloney, writing from Nantucket) The greatest Frenchman since Napoleon and twice the savior of his nation, Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) remains the most influential European statesman of the post-World War II era.   Like Metternich, Bismarck, and Churchill before him, De Gaulle embodied a world-historical vision that remains […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, World|Tags: , , , , , |

How Republican candidates should answer the “life of the mother” question

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) When Megyn Kelly in the Fox GOP debate asked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker if he would “really let a mother die rather than have an abortion” I could actually hear […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Culture Wars|Tags: , , , , , |

How China’s past influences China’s stock market today

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Before the most recent midsummer stock market turmoil in China, stock trading among Chinese investors had reached a fanatic pace. China has 90 million retail investors and almost all of […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Foreign Policy|Tags: , , , , |