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Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

(By Mark Hillman) The newest dubious justification for weakening Colorado's limits on government spending is "our aging population." The spending lobby seeks to frighten senior citizens by telling them that the Taxpayers Bill of Rights

Will he use Trumped-up Colorado lies as excuse for third-party run?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Colorado is getting falsely smeared by Trump’s lies repeated by a lazy and ignorant media. “They (the party establishment) took the votes away from the people in Colorado” he raves. Is Trump

Rumblings of revolution in Colorado

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Scholar) The Centennial State is declaring a revolution to overthrow establishment politicians, liberal values, and the entitlement mindset that is the foundation of socialism. In their place, constitutional conservatism is rising, coupled

Golden Goose? Liberals are determined to kill the Golden State

(By Publius, '76 Contributor) In 2006, my wife and I made the best decision of our lives: We left my home state of California. At the time, we understood that it was probably forever, and

TABOR: Keeping Colorado’s spending in check

(By Evan Verbal, ’76 Scholar) “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that Government spends too much." -Ronald Reagan As Coloradans, we love our state and we want our

Let’s be the Backbone State

  (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

Let’s Make Our Country Better

I believe we can create a better country if more conservative women are in leadership positions and active in their communities. 10 years from now - I would like key leaders in our political systems

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

  (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,

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.”

Embrace goods made by inmates

A hand-braided black, white and red bridle with tassels and glass rosettes was one of my dad’s favorite antiques, both for its artistry and its history. Sometime in the early 20th century, an inmate in a Colorado penitentiary in Cañon City worked strands of stiff horsehair into a work of art.