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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? […]

Golden Goose? Liberals are determined to kill the Golden State

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: America, Colorado, Conservatives, Culture Wars, Economics, Economics & business, Education, Elections, Events, Eye On Politics, Family, Government, Ideas, Legislature, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Policy, Pop Culture, Uncategorized, Values, Western Civilization|Tags: , |

(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 [...]

On Replacing Scalia And Doing The Right Thing (For The Right Reasons)

By |February 15th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, constitution, Courts, Events, Eye On Politics, Government, History, Ideas, Justice, Law, Law Justice Courts, Leadership, Legislature, Opinion, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] Antonin Scalia was a brilliant man of integrity who knew the law and the meaning of the Constitution better than almost anyone alive. His loss was a tragic blow to the [...]

Ben Carson, the Tim Tebow of American Politics

By |February 13th, 2016|Categories: America, Christianity, Conservatives, constitution, Culture Wars, Elections, Eye On Politics, Government, Ideas, Liberty, Miscellaneous, Opinion, People, Policy, Politics, Pop Culture, Religion, Republicans, Uncategorized, Values, Western Civilization|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

[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, [...]

Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

By |January 31st, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, constitution, Culture Wars, Economics, Eye On Politics, Government, History, Ideas, Law, Leadership, Liberty, Media, Opinion, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized, Values|

“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 [...]

Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

By |January 30th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, constitution, Culture Wars, Elections, Events, Eye On Politics, Government, History, Ideas, Justice, Leadership, Liberty, Opinion, Policy, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized, Values|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“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 [...]

Christian worldview faces growing opposition

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Culture Wars, Ideas, Islam, Opinion|Tags: , , |

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) A majority of blacks, along with almost half of all Democrats, now believe that Christians pose a bigger threat to America than Muslims. A new poll from Clout Research, commissioned by [...]

Start 2016 with an everyday resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) For my last column in 2015, I want to take a break from politics. Politics often make people feel bitter, hopeless and cynical. That's not how I want to feel [...]

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 […]