Ben Carson Wins #WCS15 Straw Poll Second Year In a Row

By |June 28th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , |

Denver — June 28, 2015 — Results of the 2015 Western Conservative Summit Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner for the second year in a row is Dr. Ben Carson with 224 votes. [...]

New GOP Blood Gathers At #WCS15

By |June 26th, 2015|Categories: Centennial Institute, Politics, Western Conservative Summit|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Western Conservative Summit kicked off Friday morning at the Brown Palace with a small panel of speakers. WCS15 is hosted by the Colorado Christian University’s public policy think tank, the Centennial Institute, and led [...]

Should all political parties embrace liberal values? The Left seems to think so

By |March 30th, 2014|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

The concept that the whims of public opinion, the fads of the moment, or the opinions of an ideological opponent should fundamentally alter what a particular political party stands for has always seemed rather odd to me. It is an argument I see trotted out in articles from Left leaning sites on a regular basis. The argument is always, without fail, that the Republican Party needs to become more like the Democratic Party. Yet the reverse is never suggested for consideration. Great “concern” is showed time and time again by often very radical and liberal writers, as well as general media types, that the Republican Party will fade away into oblivion and cease to be relevant if it doesn’t reject the “extremist” factions and beliefs that it currently contains. As if they really care. […]

JFK, Conservative: “Johnny, we hardly knew ye”

By |March 8th, 2014|Categories: Books, History|Tags: , , , , , |

(Boston) Ah, Boston, so much History in such a small space. As I walk from Copley Square up Beacon Hill and down toward Quincy Market for a luncheon at the Union Oyster House the history I reflect upon is that of the last of Massachusetts’ four Presidents- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963). […]