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You never met a mere mortal

By |April 11th, 2016|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What is the richest, most satisfying, most enchanting fantasy world in modern fiction?  My book-loving grandson in junior high contends it’s the Harry Potter series, hands down. Oh really? […]

This Republican is staying

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Books, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(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.   […]

What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: America, Books, History|Tags: , , , , |

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss. […]

Let’s be the Backbone State

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Books, Colorado|Tags: , , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it […]

Beware, politics isn’t everything

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Books, Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. […]

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Conservatives, Ideas, Islam, Jihad, National Security|Tags: , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Why Christmas matters

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion, Values|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical […]

Book: What happened to America’s backbone?

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Ideas, Politics, Values|Tags: , |

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.” […]

How to celebrate May Day

By |May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate May Day by trying to comprehend millions casualties of government planning during the Chinese "famine". Celebrate May Day by renewing your drivers license and marvel at the inefficiency of collectivized workforce. Celebrate May Day [...]

A new birth of fusionism

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , |

Charles C.W. Cooke’s The Conservatarian Manifesto is a delightful call for a fusion of conserva(tive) and (liber)tarian ideals into a new synthesis that can lead the right to victory after eight years under George W. [...]