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Let’s Make Our Country Better

I believe we can create a better country if more conservative women are in leadership positions and active in their communities. 10 years from now - I would like key leaders in our political systems [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Conservatives, Students|

Start 2016 with an everyday resolution

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) For my last column in 2015, I want to take a break from politics. Politics often make people feel bitter, hopeless and cynical. That's not how I want to feel [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , |

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Christmas Message to Unbelievers: Just Take the Bet!

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Once upon a time in a galaxy right here and now the Creator God who made it all decided that although his man children had become nasty pieces of work [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

Why Christmas matters

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical […]

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion, Values|Tags: , , , |

President Trump and his cabinet: A year-end prophecy

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) With Tuesday’s faceoff in Las Vegas, the GOP debates for 2015 are now over. The so-called experts have offered their opinions. The GOP establishment continues to plot, conspire, and prepare to circumvent the will of Republican primary voters and force us to accept another marginal candidate who will do their bidding. Regardless […]

By |December 19th, 2015|Categories: Elections|Tags: , , , |

Naming our Middle East enemy

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) The real shock of the terrorist mass murders in Paris and San Bernardino is the lack of seriousness in the responses from America’s ruling class, on both the left and right. They [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Book: What happened to America’s backbone?

John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and director of Centennial Institute since its founding seven years ago, marks his transition to the new role of Centennial policy fellow in American thought with publication of an essay collection about what he calls “America’s backbone crisis.” […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Ideas, Politics, Values|Tags: , |

Trump does have a plan, and a good one

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) I have heard people say Donald Trump does not have a plan. Other GOP presidential hopefuls such as Ohio Governor John Kasich, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and indictable Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton, along with uncountable political pundits […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Elections, Immigration, Islam, Jihad|Tags: , |

Perhaps Both a Conservative Mind and Heart

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) With Donald Trump carrying the Republican brand in the primary season so far, thereby defining conservative/libertarian thought in the popular mind, there certainly is trademark confusion about what is conservatism these [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |