Summer reading: A brilliant biography

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Nantucket) In perusing the shelves of this island's renowned Atheneum I followed my usual habit of seeking high quality books about people or events of great consequence concerning which I am woefully

Book Review – “That Day by the Creek”

(By Charles J. Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) In his work of accurate historical fiction, Author John Buzzard takes his readers up to, through, and beyond the events, which shaped the single most demonstration of government evil

You never met a mere mortal

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What is the richest, most satisfying, most enchanting fantasy world in modern fiction?  My book-loving grandson in junior high contends it’s the Harry Potter series, hands down. Oh really?

This Republican is staying

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Split the Republican party if the primary or convention process doesn’t produce the nominee you want?  Destroy the village in order to save it, as some mad zealot said in Vietnam?  No way.  Colorado Republicans have seen this sore-loser purity pageant before, and it doesn’t end well.  

What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss.

Let’s be the Backbone State

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it

Beware, politics isn’t everything

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more.

Why Christmas matters

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical

Book: What happened to America’s backbone?

John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and director of Centennial Institute since its founding seven years ago, marks his transition to the new role of Centennial policy fellow in American thought with publication of an essay collection about what he calls “America’s backbone crisis.”