(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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.
(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 […]
(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, […]