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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 […]

Book: What happened to America’s backbone?

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Ideas, Politics, Values|Tags: , |

John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and director of Centennial Institute since its founding seven years ago, marks his transition to the new role of Centennial policy fellow in American thought with publication of an essay collection about what he calls “America’s backbone crisis.” […]

Anti-intellectual threat in academe isn’t from the right

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Culture Wars, Education, Ideas, Liberals & the left, Religion|Tags: , , , |

“Dear Professor: Is this course going to challenge my faith and make me feel uncomfortable?” While this is not a direct quote from one of Whitney Cox’s students at the University of Houston, it is the paraphrase that Cox used […]

I almost never made it to this world

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow in Immigration Policy) I almost never made it to this world due to China's notorious one-child policy. For thousands of years, China didn't have a population policy. Traditional Chinese culture believes [...]

“Bridge” to what’s right: Good guys really are

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) I rarely go to movies. Not for any particular reason. The medium simply doesn’t find its way into my life on regular intervals. Besides, I get all the popular entertainment [...]