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Much ado about nothing

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Branden Yeates, '76 Contributor) If you thought this year's January the 26th wasn't especially notable, think again: it's actually one of the more important dates for American environmentalism in the last decade. On January 26th, 2006, ten [...]

Will the world survive Obama’s last 12 months?

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Speaking in Colorado at the recent Steamboat Institute Summit on Foreign Policy, columnist, author and scholar Victor Davis Hanson predicted a rough 12 months in which Barack Obama’s appeasement habit versus [...]

TABOR: Keeping Colorado’s spending in check

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Colorado, Politics|Tags: , , |

(By Evan Verbal, ’76 Scholar) “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that Government spends too much." -Ronald Reagan As Coloradans, we love our state and we want our [...]

The First Amendment: The kryptonite to America’s national security?

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Jaimie Erker, '76 Contributor) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Const. Amend 1). Those potent words make up one of the most influential [...]

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 [...]

Publius #1 – Oh, Posterity! We Need to Talk …

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: America, Conservatives, Elections, Liberty, Politics|Tags: , , |

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, 1777 My Dear Descendants, We need to talk about this election. You see, for far too long, your forbearers have been dismayed at all the ruinous ways in which you are sullying the fruits of our labor and sacrifice, our legacy, our gift to you and the rest of the world: a free, constitutional republic. To paraphrase my dear friend Dr. Franklin, we gave you a republic, if you could keep it. […]

Persecution, prosecution & government intimidation

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Mark Hillman, '76 Contributor) "I love my country, but I fear my government" once struck me as a bit paranoid.  However, recent accounts of citizens who've fallen into bureaucrats' crosshairs is a reminder that [...]

Multiculturalism’s latest victim: women

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) The news from Cologne Germany is getting worse every day. Ever since the news broke about German women being sexually assaulted by migrants on the New Year's Eve in Cologne, [...]

The Founders would vote to impeach Barack Obama

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) The American Founders and signers of the Constitution, despite their brilliance, failed to anticipate a president who would take the law-making powers they had given solely to the peoples’ Congress [...]