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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. […]

Kindergarchy and our clash of civilizations

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) With the civilized world reeling from the Islamic State’s “no lives matter” terrorism, it’s worth recalling how Gen. George Patton inspired college-age GIs to vacate their safe spaces for D-Day’s [...]

By |December 5th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Closing Guantanamo looms large in 2016

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) Within days of his 2009 Inauguration President Obama announced his intention to fulfill a campaign promise and close the Guantanamo prison facility stating that its' very existence did great damage [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

Schooling in America didn’t start out atheist

(By Ellen Densmore, ’76 Contributor) Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., are Jefferson’s words, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secured when we [...]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing [...]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |