'76 Blog

American contrast: Two St. Louis kids named Brown

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) It was a sultry summer evening in the slum neighborhood not far from my St. Louis boyhood home. Things had gone way downhill since we lived there, including street maintenance. […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Categories: America, Crime, Race, Youth|

Baby-parts trafficking brings America to a Wilberforce moment

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) By now many Americans, at least those who access social media or follow the news media, have heard of the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s recent videos that went viral on […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

The Gospel according to Obama

(By John Morgan, ’76 Contributor) Mr. Obama has the greatest amount of socially intelligent guile that has operated on the world scene since Adolf Hitler. How in the world did Hitler fool a nation of […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

What can America learn from the Calais migrant crisis?

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Thousands of illegal migrants, many from war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Sudan, have been camped out at Calais, a port city in France. Their goal is to jump […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Invasion of the city dwellers: Coming to your neighborhood

(By Joy Overbeck, <em>’76</em> Contributor) If you worked hard to raise your family in a lovely home in a nice, safe, middle-class suburb, don’t get too comfortable in your hammock. Obama’s Housing and Urban Development […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Kerry faces a tough sell on foreign policy blunders

(By Kelly Sloan, <em>’76</em> Contributor) John Kerry spends an awful lot of time these days trying to sell the Obama administration’s latest foreign policy mistakes — the restoration of normal ties with communist Cuba and […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

Search for truth amid the propaganda

(By Melanie Sturm, <em>’76</em> Contributor) At a recent 11,000-strong Netroots Nation conference, irate protestors booed presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for proclaiming, “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.”
That O’Malley’s echo of “all men […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

A Libertarian view of Francis’ Laudato Si

(By Donald Devine, <em>’76</em> Contributor) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (“Be Praised”) has been acclaimed by the international media as a call to action on global warming, to combat its threat to world survival. It […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

The brief for Ben

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Of all the GOP candidates who spoke at Western Conservative Summit 2015, including Carly Fiorina about whom I posted admiringly last week, for my money it’s pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon […]