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How to celebrate May Day

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Celebrate May Day by lighting a candle, commemorating the millions of casualties of Mao's quest to establish a socialist paradise in China. History has taught us that absolute economic equality

The postsecondary student debt crisis: A broader perspective

(By Jose J. Valdes, Ph.D., '76 Contributor) Focusing solely on the aggregate amount of postsecondary student debt obscures other influential factors. Factors such as affordability, debt repayment, financial aid sources, student borrowing, and student characteristics. Significant, factors

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

Prosperity for our posterity

(By Joseph Maroney, '76 Contributor) As Kevin Spacey mentioned during an interview with the World Economic Forum, “The classroom is probably the single space that we all know has not changed at all since the beginning of

Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for

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.

Tax reform should take center stage at debates

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) A great deal has been made of the fact that in previous Republican presidential debates, the most conspicuous casualty has been discussion of serious questions of policy and that, by

The Democrats’ Pope Problem

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) Sure, the mainstream media has spent its time highlighting Francis’ Republican snares — on immigration, the environment, the death penalty, and market economics. But Republicans were at least consoled by

The pope and Sanders: misguided economic missionaries

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) If only Pope Francis were in my Buenos Aires taxi last Christmas. I could have used his moral authority (and Argentine-accented Spanish) in negotiating with a driver who’d forgotten the

When welfare beats work

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) With multimillionaire Democrats such as Hillary Clinton predictably accusing mean Republicans of ignoring the poor, and the upcoming election sure to hinge on “who cares more” about struggling Americans, it’s