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 […]

Caucus night: Arapahoe slow

By |March 5th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) Neighborhood grassroots politics, America at its best, was in full swing Tuesday night as Republicans and Democrats in Colorado held precinct caucuses. However my Arapahoe County precinct in Centennial near DTC had just 17 voters […]

Who caused Jeffco Schools blowup? You decide

By |February 13th, 2014|

(’76 Editor) Don’t buy the false narrative that three reformers on the five-member Jefferson County School Board set off the uproar last weekend […]

Warrior for the Truth: Bob Cote', 1940-2013

By |October 30th, 2013|

Editor: Bob Cote’ founded Step 13 in Denver in 1983 as a tough-love answer to alcohol and drug abuse for men who were throwing their lives away with addiction as he himself had almost done. He saved many hundreds of lives over the next 30 years, along the way garnering honors from the White House, […]

Republicans divided against themselves

By |October 24th, 2013|

Anyone who has been paying attention to American politics for the past decade can recognize that the United States faces some serious problems at the start of the 21st century. Will this be another American Century? Nobody knows, but the trends seem disappointing. Exacerbating this is a political culture that has turned its back on trying to find reasonable solutions to the problems we face. […]