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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. […]

Searching for an explanation for Bernie’s rising? Look No further than classrooms

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) During a recent family gathering, I casually inquired of my 14-year-old niece, a freshman who attends a public high school in California, about her grades from last semester.  I was shocked [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

On Replacing Scalia And Doing The Right Thing (For The Right Reasons)

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] Antonin Scalia was a brilliant man of integrity who knew the law and the meaning of the Constitution better than almost anyone alive. His loss was a tragic blow to the [...]

Let us now praise political polarization

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) In U.S. political discourse today there are few more popular attitudes then the endless lamentations over "political polarization".  The Cassandras insist that divisiveness is damaging, attack ads are despicable, and [...]

By |February 13th, 2016|Categories: History, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

A Jurist For All Seasons

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] “We are a nation of laws, not men.” – John Adams, 1770 Antonin Scalia has died, and with him, a major rampart of constitutional jurisprudence has been lost. The longest [...]

Ben Carson, the Tim Tebow of American Politics

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] I like Dr. Ben Carson. He seems like a wonderful man, and I was even fortunate enough to meet him in passing once and shake his hand. By all accounts, [...]

Now Is The Time For Choosing

Options are great, until it’s time to choose wisely. [By Publius] "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

President Armstrong to retire from Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University President Bill Armstrong will retire from the university later this year, it was announced today. Even as he asked the university’s governing board to begin considering possible successors, Mr. Armstrong expressed heartfelt and profound appreciation to the trustees for “the privilege of being part of CCU.” […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Colorado Christian University, Uncategorized|

“Our great little Madison”: Ten reasons to admire the father of the Constitution

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Contributor) One of the unsung heroes of the American founding era is, ironically, the father of American independence himself. While it’s true that there would have been no freedom from Britain [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: America, History|Tags: , , , |

Much ado about nothing

(By Branden Yeates, '76 Contributor) If you thought this year's January the 26th wasn't especially notable, think again: it's actually one of the more important dates for American environmentalism in the last decade. On January 26th, 2006, ten [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Politics|Tags: , , , |