Gun control not the answer to shooting deaths

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Jay Ambrose, ’76 Contributor) It loosened them up some last year, but Russia has had strict gun laws for decades and currently boasts as few as 13 million civilian-owned firearms. That compares to something […]

The Trojan sage grouse

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) Looking at the Department of the Interior’s decision not to list the greater sage grouse as endangered, one is initially tempted to celebrate, knowing the ruinous consequences that such listings […]

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter.

Such events provoke tendentious reactions on both […]

The pope and Sanders: misguided economic missionaries

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) If only Pope Francis were in my Buenos Aires taxi last Christmas.

I could have used his moral authority (and Argentine-accented Spanish) in negotiating with a driver who’d forgotten the Golden […]

Could superheroes teach us to fix a broken world?

By |September 29th, 2015|


(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Our world is broken. America is broken. We all recognize that, but we may not have our minds around a strategy for conquering the conundrums and build a better world.  Many optimistic patriots seek to rebuild, but we often don’t know where to start and, more importantly, we can’t really put a finger on what exactly we’re striving for.  But there are two men who had a grasp […]

The sad state of freedom in America

By |September 29th, 2015|

(By Mark Hillman, <em>’76</em> Contributor) Some 30 years ago, a common retort by my classmates when told that we could not do something was, “It’s a free country, isn’t it?

I don’t hear that rhetorical question […]

Think Again: The Real Debate: Are Americans Getting Trumped?

By |September 26th, 2015|

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) “There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the entire government working for you,” Will Rogers quipped, capturing his era’s zeitgeist and explaining the popularity of our moment’s […]

In God we still trust, right?

By |September 23rd, 2015|

(By Ellen Densmore, CCU Student) Christians are increasingly frustrated by recent Supreme Court opinions and infringements on religious liberty in this country. What are we doing to alter the downward trend? A good way to start is by rededicating ourselves to America’s national motto.


Constitutional anniversary resonates for 2016 race

By |September 22nd, 2015|

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Centennial Fellow) When the U. S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia , those delegates could not have imagined […]

Seeking meaning in the Trump phenomenon

By |September 13th, 2015|

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) For his role as the demented news anchor in the 1976 film Network, the distinguished British actor Peter Finch won an Academy Award and achieved cult status via an unforgettable scene in which he thrust open a window and shouted at the world, […]