'76 Blog

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 […]

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|