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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: , , , |

Playing jihad roulette: Which Muslims are dangerous?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether we will see more bloody slaughter in the name of jihad depends on if we can separate the murder-bent America-haters from the innocent Muslim refugees that Obama wants to admit to our [...]

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

NY Daily News Headline: God Isn’t a Fixer, But Man Is

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) In just five laughably arrogant and masterfully idiotic words: “God Is Not Fixing This,” a newspaper crystalizes the great divide that separates Americans even more than does political party: the deep [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jim Wallace remembered with Centennial Institute award

James B. Wallace, the elder statesman of Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a founding member of Centennial Institute’s Board of Advisors, who died on November 5 at the age of 86, was honored with the 2015 Zebulon Pike Award at a reception on December 3.  “Jim Wallace was always there for us […]

“What? They shot BJ?”

(By Stanton Spaulding, CCU Student) I once heard someone say all news stops for a moment when a tragedy takes place and abruptly disrupts everyday American life. Personally, I hadn’t really thought about the truth of such a claim until the first day of October, 2015, when that statement hit home with the weight of all its injustice and disrespect and hurt behind it. […]

By |December 6th, 2015|Categories: Creative, Crime, graphic novel, Students|Tags: , , |

Ten reasons I chose CCU

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) It’s pretty common for people to ask me why I chose to study at CCU, transferring here this fall as a sophomore. The subject makes for pleasant small talk; however, CCU is not a small talk university. […]