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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 [...]

Embrace goods made by inmates

By |November 19th, 2015|Categories: Colorado, Economics, Economics & business, Opinion, programs|Tags: , , , , |

A hand-braided black, white and red bridle with tassels and glass rosettes was one of my dad’s favorite antiques, both for its artistry and its history. Sometime in the early 20th century, an inmate in a Colorado penitentiary in Cañon City worked strands of stiff horsehair into a work of art. […]

Let freedom ring: words from the #WCS14

By |July 20th, 2014|Categories: Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Government, Opinion, People, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Saturday night marks the midpoint of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit, and attendees from all backgrounds and generations react to speakers throughout the weekend so far: […]

Jay Ambrose: When Obama does it, does that make it legal?

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

President Barack Obama, whose power abuses have played a role in the imperilment of tens of thousands of children and earned him slaps by the U.S. Supreme Court and the threat of a lawsuit by House Republicans, has promised more of the same. […]

Think Again: It’s right versus wrong, not left versus right

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Imagine a July 4th tradition like Hollywood’s where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars. Liberty-loving Americans would fete public servants who’ve honored Thomas Jefferson’s rule to “leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” […]

Jay Ambrose: Immigration cruelties of the ‘compassionate’ sort

By |June 11th, 2014|Categories: Immigration, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children are streaming across our border with Mexico to escape horrors at home and finding new troubles here. These may be far less heinous than what they fled, but many have endured something akin to torture on the journey, will mostly have to return home anyway and meanwhile have a president of the United States to thank for their predicament. […]

Sturm: Universities and bureaucracies: close-minded havens

By |June 7th, 2014|Categories: Ideas, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

“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 [...]

The political climate needs a change

By |June 7th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |

Food stamps have never been more popular, economic growth is in the doldrums, average household income remains in a slump, the work force is still shrinking, a third of everyone between 18 and 34 is living with parents, often as a means of rent rescue, and President Barack Obama wants to make things worse. […]