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Newt Gingrich wins VP straw poll at 2016 Western Conservative Summit

DENVER — July 3, 2016 — Results of the 2016 Western Conservative Summit Vice Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner is Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with 20

Ted Cruz is not even partly dead

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their

Franklin Graham on who to vote for

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Gotcha. Of course the leader of Samaritan’s Purse, among the largest worldwide Christian charities, who is also the son of Billy Graham, the world’s foremost Christian Evangelist, didn’t name names. But I

Will he use Trumped-up Colorado lies as excuse for third-party run?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Colorado is getting falsely smeared by Trump’s lies repeated by a lazy and ignorant media. “They (the party establishment) took the votes away from the people in Colorado” he raves. Is Trump

Rumblings of revolution in Colorado

(By Ellen Densmore, '76 Scholar) The Centennial State is declaring a revolution to overthrow establishment politicians, liberal values, and the entitlement mindset that is the foundation of socialism. In their place, constitutional conservatism is rising, coupled

GOP can avert split by vowing #NeverFear

(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. 

The secret of Trump’s success

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party? How could a non-conservative become the nominee of the conservative party when he clearly is not one at all? The uncomfortable

A Jurist For All Seasons

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] “We are a nation of laws, not men.” – John Adams, 1770 Antonin Scalia has died, and with him, a major rampart of constitutional jurisprudence has been lost. The longest

Ben Carson, the Tim Tebow of American Politics

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] I like Dr. Ben Carson. He seems like a wonderful man, and I was even fortunate enough to meet him in passing once and shake his hand. By all accounts,

Think Again: The Real Debate: Are Americans Getting Trumped?

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the entire government working for you,” Will Rogers quipped, capturing his era’s zeitgeist and explaining the popularity of our moment’s