Could superheroes teach us to fix a broken world?

By |September 29th, 2015|


(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Our world is broken. America is broken. We all recognize that, but we may not have our minds around a strategy for conquering the conundrums and build a better world.  Many optimistic patriots seek to rebuild, but we often don’t know where to start and, more importantly, we can’t really put a finger on what exactly we’re striving for.  But there are two men who had a grasp […]

In God we still trust, right?

By |September 23rd, 2015|

(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Christians are increasingly frustrated by recent Supreme Court opinions and infringements on religious liberty in this country. What are we doing to alter the downward trend? A good way to start is by rededicating ourselves to America’s national motto.


American contrast: Two St. Louis kids named Brown

By |August 10th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) It was a sultry summer evening in the slum neighborhood not far from my St. Louis boyhood home. Things had gone way downhill since we lived there, including street maintenance. […]

Is Rudy right?

By |February 25th, 2015|

(’76 Contributor) Rudy Giuliani’s assertion that Barack Obama doesn’t love America or Americans has inspired scorn and outrage from the mainstream media, but a tweetstorm of hurrahs from Americans online who’ve made “Rudy is Right” a popular trending hashtag. Giuliani has actually voiced the unease many ordinary citizens feel, especially in the last few months as the president’s oath to protect and defend the nation from threats has de-escalated from “leading from behind” in his failed war for Libya into something he calls “Strategic Patience.” […]

Lincoln and the unfinished work

By |February 11th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) It’s Lincoln’s birthday tomorrow, and here’s why that still matters as we near the 150th anniversary of his tragic death: According to Lincoln, to understand America, you needed first to understand the Declaration of Independence […]

Why pluralism can't substitute for religious freedom

By |November 13th, 2014|

(Centennial Fellow) I recently read a series of articles that promote the idea that Christians should adopt a pluralistic approach in order to be relevant in present times. (See articles by law professor John Inazu in Christianity Today one from July 2014 here and one from October 2014 here). […]

'Flight of Eagle' a primer for choosing against decline

By |October 16th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) How swiftly did the United States of America burgeon from a handful of settlements on the edge of a wilderness to its dominance today as a superpower bestriding the globe like no other in history? Consider a typical American […]

From the Land Down Under: motivational speaker, author, and Australian politician Nick Adams' speech (as prepared)

By |July 20th, 2014|

Thank you. Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I beg your indulgence for next couple of minutes. I’d like you to close your eyes, imagine what I am about to say.

North Korea has invaded South Korea. Indonesian paratroopers have landed on Australian soil. Taiwan has been overrun by China. The Russian-Soviet Empire has been re-created. Tyrants in Africa run around more mercilessly than even now. Terrorists terrorize with impunity. War, maybe nuclear, has engulfed the Middle East and Israel stands to be destroyed. In democracy terms, Latin America is back to square one. Cataclysmic natural disasters have no leadership response. Liberty is extinguished, with terror, tyranny and torture reigning.


Rousing finale from Colonel Allen West: America at its best

By |July 20th, 2014|

Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning.

For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.” […]

From #WCS14 to the globe

By |July 20th, 2014|

In a rapidly advancing technological age, those at the Western Conservative Summit 2014 have brought the political conversation to the world.