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You never met a mere mortal

(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 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 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 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

“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

“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 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 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 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 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