Hugh Hewitt’s 16 keys to the 2016 race

By |November 6th, 2015|

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Much like a sportscaster providing “keys to the game” ahead of an NFL kickoff, author and radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested 16 keys to the 2016 presidential race at an issue forum at CCU last night.  The fervent Ohio State and Cleveland Browns partisan pled for audience sympathy […]

Will union lies squash successful Colorado education reforms?

By |October 23rd, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Colorado teachers unions are working hard to erase the gains in student achievement that parents want by trying to defeat reform-minded Douglas and Jefferson County school board members in upcoming elections with national implications for educational transformation. […]

Seeking meaning in the Trump phenomenon

By |September 13th, 2015|

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) For his role as the demented news anchor in the 1976 film Network, the distinguished British actor Peter Finch won an Academy Award and achieved cult status via an unforgettable scene in which he thrust open a window and shouted at the world, […]

Against the Jeffco school board recall: One man’s plea

By |September 4th, 2015|

(By John Newkirk, ’76 Contributor) Fifty-three percent of recent Jefferson County Public School graduates were classified as not ready for college or career in basic math, science, and reading skills. As of 2013, one out of every two students who began their K-12 journey at the dawn of the new millennium were told by the American College Testing board […]

When GOP’s Big Ten faced off on Fox: Charlie’s take

By |August 29th, 2015|

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) My previous post on the August 6 FNC doubleheader debate talked about Carly Fiorina’s rise and the ostensible beginning of Donald Trump’s decline, basing the analysis […]

Innovative data tool could help GOP counter Dems’ targeting advantage

By |October 22nd, 2014|

When, in the eyes of Democrats, President George W. Bush “stole” not one, but two presidential elections, the party did not stand idly by. Democrats came back unified, strong and –most importantly — with better research, messaging, and targeting. […]

Dr. Ben Carson wins #WCS14 Straw poll!

By |July 20th, 2014|

DENVER, Colo., July 20, 2014 –  Results of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit Denver Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner is Dr. Ben Carson with 22 percent of the vote.  Senator Ted Cruz was the runner-up with 13 percent and Former Governor Sarah Palin was in third with 12 percent.


November elections: reading the tea leaves

By |November 10th, 2013|

(Denver) I once lived in London for five years and one of the many things I admired about the British was the extraordinary speed and efficiency with which they conducted national elections: Six weeks of intense campaigning to fill all 630 seats in Parliament and then it was over for another five years.

By contrast in the United States the day after a new President is inaugurated every news program in the country is breathlessly reporting which future Oval Office aspirant was seen at a chicken bake in Iowa or snowshoeing through New Hampshire. […]

Unsure about how to vote on marijuana tax? Me too

By |October 20th, 2013|

Proposition AA on Colorado’s Nov. 5 ballot would levy recreational marijuana with a 15% excise tax at the wholesale level and a 10% sales surtax (above the existing 2.9%) at the retail level. Unsure of how to vote on the measure, I surveyed three conservative members of the state House and Senate. […]