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Advancing justice for unborn victims

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Acknowledging the humanity of an unborn child is always the right thing to do, and it shouldn’t always have to be discussed in the context of abortion. That’s why the recently introduced “Offenses Against […]

Raleigh presses immigration simplification in WSJ

By |December 12th, 2014|

Helen Raleigh, Centennial Institute fellow in immigration policy, pressed the argument for simplifying US entry visas in a letter published by the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 11. The Chinese-born businesswoman, who attained American citizenship in 2013 after a 17-year slog through the system, recently […]

The monkey-wrench in Obamacare

By |December 2nd, 2014|

In 1975 Edward Abbey wrote his most famous literary work, The Monkey
Wrench Gang. It postulated a vision of environmental activism that
eventually manifested world-wide. Within two decades the environmental
community had gone on the offense to defend owls and prevent bulldozers
from building logging roads. They burned ski run chalets and climbed trees
to prevent redwoods from being cut. I believe that the recent election of
opposition threatens to monkey-wrench Obamacare, aka, the Affordable Care
Act. […]

The three scariest things that could happen if Democrats keep the Senate

By |October 12th, 2014|

With Halloween creeping up on us, it’s time to turn our attention to spooky stuff. Though it looks like Republicans are in good shape to take the Senate, in the horrific possibility that Democrats prevail, here are the three scariest scenarios: […]

A union sleight of hand in Jeffco

By |October 6th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) A skillful magician makes you look in one place while the real deception is elsewhere; his is essentially the talent of distraction. And so it is with the chaos, sick-outs and protests in Jefferson County, where high school teachers, spurred by teachers union leadership, wave around the shiny object […]

A polymath aces the ultimate exam

By |September 10th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) I’m not sure what morbid exam fantasies haunt students today, but eons ago when I was in college, we used to laugh about the ultimate nightmare question on a final: “Explain the universe in 500 words or less and give examples.” […]

Liberty rang out at Young Conservatives Leadership Conference

By |August 18th, 2014|

When Centennial Institute invited young conservatives to a leadership conference at CCU last month, chaired by radio host Hugh Hewitt, 123 came from 17 states. […]

Peg's meticulous minutes of Summit workshops

By |August 9th, 2014|

Editor: How does she do it? Peg Brady not only journals nonstop through the Western Conservative Summit main sessions. She also takes in the citizen action workshops and breakout sessions by great gulps […]

Karma is, um, a witch – but she's not the boss of me

By |May 13th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) Whenever I talk to a woman who has looked into her past lives and reincarnations, she is almost sure to include having been a midwife, a slave, a warrior princess, Napoleon’s mistress, a male soldier or artist, or often a nun or monk. She is likely to report […]

No 51st state, but researchers laud "Weld County model"

By |May 11th, 2014|

Weld County, big, oil-rich, and self-confident, the birthplace of last year’s secession movement, still wants bragging rights over its neighbors, even though voters squelched the 51st state idea. That’s the implication of a research report […]