(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Buckle up, America. It’s one of those times that try men’s souls. In a few months we have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as chief executive of our government and leader of the free world. A third choice is less likely than a comet hitting you. We have those two options, period. So what to do?
(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
(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Whatever happened to the home of the brave? The air of this election year is so filled with appeals to fear that you’d think all Americans were timid children, frightened of the future.
(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.
[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] I like Dr. Ben Carson. He seems like a wonderful man, and I was even fortunate enough to meet him in passing once and shake his hand. By all accounts,
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be
“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it.
(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.
(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) With Tuesday’s faceoff in Las Vegas, the GOP debates for 2015 are now over. The so-called experts have offered their opinions. The GOP establishment continues to plot, conspire, and prepare to circumvent the will of Republican primary voters and force us to accept another marginal candidate who will do their bidding. Regardless
(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) I have heard people say Donald Trump does not have a plan. Other GOP presidential hopefuls such as Ohio Governor John Kasich, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and indictable Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton, along with uncountable political pundits