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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.

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

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

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