Ideas

A polymath aces the ultimate exam

By |September 10th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) I’m not sure what morbid exam fantasies haunt students today, but eons ago when I was in college, we used to laugh about the ultimate nightmare question on a final: “Explain the universe in 500 words or less and give examples.” […]

Defending liberty

By |July 22nd, 2014|

We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our nation and civilization. Perhaps we should not be surprised that large segments of society can’t put the Civil War in the correct century or begin to find major countries on a map. There are entire political ideologies that rely on that mind-numbing, and sometimes frightening, misunderstanding and basic ignorance that a significant portion of society manifests as a source for their power and strength. […]

Carson: practical and passionate at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

Dr. Ben Carson may have separated twins conjoined at the head, but at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit he joined American patriots at the heart.

A characteristically practical and inspirational speech from Dr. Carson ended Friday night’s opening session and left audience members chanting “Run, Ben, Run!” as they were empowered with specific strategies for saving America’s future.

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Colorado politicians arrive in force at #WCS14

By |July 19th, 2014|

The Western Conservative Summit has proven in years past to be the event of choice for prominent Colorado politicians as well as candidates seeking public office.

As the Summit kicks off for 2014, Colorado’s conservative leaders have once again flocked to Denver both to speak with constituents and to educate themselves on current critical issues. […]

Hewitt to young conservatives: Here's how to exert influence

By |July 11th, 2014|

When 120 students aged 16-20 gather from across the country next week at Colorado Christian University for the Young Conservatives Leadership Conference, lead instructor Hugh Hewitt will offer them a toolbox for influencing the world spiritually, culturally, and politically. […]

A dim view of rights

By |July 8th, 2014|

Liberty is something you would expect liberals to understand. Instead, the liberal view of liberty is backward, confusing rights with entitlements. […]

Sturm: Universities and bureaucracies: close-minded havens

By |June 7th, 2014|

“I’m not young enough to know everything,” Oscar Wilde observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. However, Jimi Hendrix was young when he offered advice that today’s college students should […]

Karma is, um, a witch – but she's not the boss of me

By |May 13th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) Whenever I talk to a woman who has looked into her past lives and reincarnations, she is almost sure to include having been a midwife, a slave, a warrior princess, Napoleon’s mistress, a male soldier or artist, or often a nun or monk. She is likely to report […]

The Ancient Evil Religion Of Political Correctness

By |May 12th, 2014|

With quiet dignity a hooded figure revealed himself from the protective ring of trees. Mounting a small hillock he faced the sea of expectant faces. A measured sweep of his hands pulled back the hood to reveal a wizened face framed by a long white beard. For a long moment not a sound was heard or movement evident in the crowd. […]

Reconciling (get ready) Solzhenitsyn & Ayn Rand

By |April 11th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) As I wrote in a previous post,”Memo to Cuomo,” I do not believe that there is any philosophical inconsistency within American conservatism. I would even submit that Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and so-called social conservatism are substantially closer than some of their respective advocates realize or care to admit. […]