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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

Global jihad takes aim at free speech

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) We meet today in defense of the freedom of religion that gave rise to America in the first place, the freedom of thought that enables us to choose our political leaders, and the freedom of speech that makes possible an industry like yours and a forum like this one.