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 [...]

Conservatives must go after black vote in 2016

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

My response to those concerned about the number of Blacks voting for Republicans has tended along the lines of, “Eeh!” Frankly, I haven’t cared.  Long ago, I decided that the GOP in general and Conservatives [...]

Political junkies already eager for 2016 Senate races

By |February 15th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(Centennial Fellow) The results of the 2014 elections had barely been tabulated before the Punditocracy launched into exhausting speculation about the 2016 Presidential contest. For over three months a bemused public has been subjected to endless crystal ball gazing regarding the identity of America’s 45th President. With excruciating detail we’ve pondered profound questions like Why Mitt got in. then out? Will Jeb vacuum up the money? Will Huckebee and Christie have to lose weight? Will Hillary ever wear a dress? etc.etc. […]

Why not Rand Paul?

By |March 25th, 2014|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

“Mr. President, we will not let you run roughshod over our rights. We will challenge you in the courts, we will battle you at the ballot box. Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution… It is decidedly not a time for the faint of heart. It is a time for boldness and action. The time is now. Stand with me, let us stand together for liberty.” – Senator Rand Paul […]