Politics

Search for truth amid the propaganda

By |August 1st, 2015|

(By Melanie Sturm, <em>’76</em> Contributor) At a recent 11,000-strong Netroots Nation conference, irate protestors booed presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for proclaiming, “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.”
That O’Malley’s echo of “all men […]

A Libertarian view of Francis’ Laudato Si

By |August 1st, 2015|

(By Donald Devine, <em>’76</em> Contributor) Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si (“Be Praised”) has been acclaimed by the international media as a call to action on global warming, to combat its threat to world survival. It […]

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

By |July 26th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine […]

The brief for Ben

By |July 26th, 2015|

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) Of all the GOP candidates who spoke at Western Conservative Summit 2015, including Carly Fiorina about whom I posted admiringly last week, for my money it’s pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon […]

Who now defines free speech? Who gets to be offended?

By |July 24th, 2015|

(By Jose Valdes, CCU Faculty) “Free speech,” we are learning, no longer means just that. No, speech is now only “free” when it fits within the paradigm of political correctness that is arbitrated by […]

Candidates’ rhetoric reveals tenfold reality gap

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) Unlike the usual top 10 list that makes you smile, here’s one to make you frown.  Listening to the news, I noted these top 10 problems – each defined as […]

Race in America: The Moon & the Ghetto revisited

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Vincent McGuire, Centennial Fellow) What is the future of race relations in America? In the short term, it will be a long, hot summer. There is little reason to believe that the violence, on […]

Summit reflections: The case for Carly

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Charles Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) In my last article, I promised a more detailed summary regarding two Presidential hopefuls: former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, and pediatric Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, MD.  This post will address Carly […]

Hope for American schools?

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Donald Devine, ’76 Contributor) With the House passing a bill to limit the federal role in K-to-12 schooling and a unanimous Senate committee doing the same, it might look as if there is finally […]

Spinning White House yarns and Iranian nukes

By |July 18th, 2015|

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) Unable to ignore millions of cancellation letters and a rare presidential apology, fact-checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post designated “If you like your health care plan, you can keep […]