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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

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