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Kafer: A conservative against Trump

(By Krista Kafer, '76 Contributor) Would she sleep with him for $1 million? "Sure." How about $50? "Of course not," she snapped. "What do think I am?" "We've established that," he said, "Now we're just haggling." The

Perhaps Both a Conservative Mind and Heart

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) With Donald Trump carrying the Republican brand in the primary season so far, thereby defining conservative/libertarian thought in the popular mind, there certainly is trademark confusion about what is conservatism these

At #WCS15, John Fund on Voter Fraud

John Fund, a national affairs columnist for National Review Online and a senior editor at The American Spectator spoke on voter fraud Sunday morning at the Western Conservative Summit. He started off strong, saying liberals

Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, and the End of Discussion

Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham chatted together on stage during the Vision Luncheon Saturday, providing entertaining and refreshing commentary on “Why the Left Wants to End the Discussion.” They simultaneously promoted their new book

Huckabee’s 3 Simple Steps For a Successful America

Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and author, took the stage Saturday morning to a huge round of applause. His speech invigorated the audience and reaffirmed many conservative viewpoints promoted this weekend. He began by touching

The enduring tension that is modern conservatism

The preeminent conservative intellectual forum called the Philadelphia Society devoted its recent meeting to exploring the roots of its philosophy, especially conservatism’s mid-20th century rebirth at National Review magazine under William F. Buckley, Jr. and Frank Meyer. Discussants could not ignore an important fact: that the modern conservative movement was born bearing a revealing quirk.

Defending liberty

We exist in a vast sea of ignorance and lack of understanding in regards to history, politics, and ideology. Not to mention the implications of each upon our nation and civilization. Perhaps we should not be surprised that large segments of society can’t put the Civil War in the correct century or begin to find major countries on a map. There are entire political ideologies that rely on that mind-numbing, and sometimes frightening, misunderstanding and basic ignorance that a significant portion of society manifests as a source for their power and strength.

Rousing finale from Colonel Allen West: America at its best

Former Florida Congressman and Colonel Allen West summed up the Western Conservative Summit’s 2014 theme–America at its Best–perfectly late Sunday morning. For West, the devil lies in the details. Conservatives must separate their version of “America at its Best” from the false message spread by the left. They must show the American people the difference between “economic empowerment and economic enslavement.”

Dr. Ben Carson wins #WCS14 Straw poll!

DENVER, Colo., July 20, 2014 –  Results of the 2014 Western Conservative Summit Denver Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner is Dr. Ben Carson with 22 percent of the vote.  Senator Ted Cruz was the runner-up with 13 percent and Former Governor Sarah Palin was in third with 12 percent.  

British politician Daniel Hannan: the anglosphere century

“A straight line runs from Runnymede to Philadelphia.” -Hatton Sumners This blood-connection between the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence has disappeared from the public eye over the years, but British politician and author Daniel Hannan believes that the underlying link between the two is undeniable and unbreakable.