Centennial Institute

Conservatism: more than skin-deep

By |July 20th, 2014|

“Do not allow them to define you as something you’re not.”

Radio host, author, and political commentator Tammy Bruce speaks defiantly to the WCS attendees at the afternoon panel on race in America.


Jindal energizes the crowd at #WCS14 Friday evening

By |July 19th, 2014|

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal sparked instant energy at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit with a kickoff speech that quickly catapulted #WCS14 to the top four Twitter trend in the country.


A mingle with Millennials

By |July 19th, 2014|

Like a 90s era, brick-sized cell-phone, much of the world sees conservatives as a worn out species with worn out ideas, completely incapable of connecting with the tech-savvy youth of the 21st Century. However, many at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit would beg to differ.


Senator Mike Lee's remarks at #WCS14 (as prepared)

By |July 19th, 2014|

Senator Mike Lee, a politician and lawyer from Utah, spoke Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, “America At Its Best” (7/18/14). Below are his remarks prepared beforehand for the event:

Ideas to Action: Enacting a Conservative Reform Agenda


It soon begins!

By |July 18th, 2014|

Electric anticipation fills the air in downtown Denver at the Hyatt Regency as dozens of event staff and volunteers make last minute preparations for the nearly 2500 patriots attending the 2014 Western Conservative Summit just hours from now.

Check-in begins on Friday at 2 p.m., […]

Counting down to the Summit

By |July 17th, 2014|

With less than 48 hours until the Western Conservative Summit begins, many are already gearing up for an inspirational and educational weekend. Calendars have been cleared out in anticipation of great political leaders and commentators of the conservative movement such as Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. While making the trek […]

Petition to Defund Obamacare Explodes after Ted Cruz Speaks to WCS

By |July 28th, 2013|

Earlier in Today’s Western Conservative Summit, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on American conservatives to start signing a petition asking for the defunding of Obamacare. Cruz explained that when the time comes to vote for another Continuing Resolution, Cruz – along with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) – have vowed to vote against any CR that includes funding for Obamacare. After Cruz’s announcement […]

Centennial Institute announces fall programs

By |September 22nd, 2011|

p>Education, Israel, state government, the news media, and the Tea Party are in the spectrum of topics for Centennial Institute public forums in Fall 2011, according to Director John Andrews.

In addition, he said, there will be closed sessions for major donors on constitutional law and for institute fellows on 2012 politics. […]

Marijuana, moral agnosticism, and Lincoln

By |February 23rd, 2010|

(CCU Faculty) This week, The Centennial Institute hosted a debate on the question of whether, and to what degree, marijuana should be legalized in the state of Colorado. This is obviously a very important issue and extremely relevant. The Colorado legislature is currently attempting to deal with the continuing issue of how best to administer its current medicinal marijuana law.

During the Centennial Institute debate, the libertarian position favoring the easing of restrictions and possibly outright full legalization continued to surface. At the root of this argument is a belief that people should be able to make choices for themselves, without government restriction. […]

Thoughtful questions enliven marijuana debate

By |February 23rd, 2010|

(’76 Editor) Since our big debate on Colorado drug policy, Feb. 17 at CCU, I’ve been repeatedly asked who won or what conclusion emerged. There’s no simple answer in light of the cross-cutting perspectives from our five debaters – legislators Shawn Mitchell and Tom Massey, psychiatrist Chris Thurstone, and attorneys Carol Chambers (opposed to outright legalization of marijuana) and Jessica Corry (in favor of same) – and the three-layer complexity of the subject. […]