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Presidential nominations: And now the end game

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Hilton Head, S.C.)  If one would simultaneously indulge the virtues of exercise and reflection the wide, flat, sandy white beaches of this beautiful island provide an excellent setting.  The bright splendor of [...]

GOP can avert split by vowing #NeverFear

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  Whatever happened to the home of the brave?  The air of this election year is so filled with appeals to fear that you’d think all Americans were timid children, frightened of the future.  […]

2016’s gonna be a nightmare, believe me

By |March 28th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “Our long national nightmare is over,” President Gerald Ford declared at his swearing-in, marking the end of the most dangerous constitutional crisis since the Civil War — Watergate. After becoming the only [...]

Start 2016 with an everyday resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Ideas|Tags: , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) For my last column in 2015, I want to take a break from politics. Politics often make people feel bitter, hopeless and cynical. That's not how I want to feel [...]

Draining Washington’s swamp, Fred Thompson-style

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question [...]

Politico and Carson: Who’s zooming whom?

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Sosamma Samuel-Burnett) If I was approached by a creditor's rep (as I sometimes am at a store or airport) that offers "instant credit and 0% financing" -- I would know tha¬t I would get [...]

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

By |August 27th, 2015|Categories: Immigration, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Well, this presidential election cycle has taken a turn for the surreal, hasn’t it? Three of the candidates drawing the largest crowds — Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton — are characters you’d expect [...]

The brief for Ben

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(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 [...]

Candidates’ rhetoric reveals tenfold reality gap

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(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 [...]

Summit reflections: The case for Carly

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(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 [...]