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The Bill Armstrong I knew

(By John Andrews) What rare good fortune for any of us to have in our lives a person who’s both a towering hero to us, and at the same time a friend.  That’s who Bill

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

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

How to capture a millennial

(’76 Contributor) There is a group in the United States that defies conventional wisdoms that were set before them. Individually, they care about social justice, but, at the same time, do not identify themselves as

A nation with resolve

Contemplating a resolution for the New Year? Here’s a suggestion. Resolve to put America back on the path of greatness. A centralized government that bestows “equality” by redistributing wealth did not buoy the United States

Andrews book looks past 2012 to 2076. Will we get there?

(‘76 Contributor) The impermanence of political systems and political glory has never been better portrayed than in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet, “Ozymandias.” It depicts a toppled, broken statue in the desert, on whose base some

Counterpoint: Keep term limits in Colorado

(’76 Contributor) As truth seekers we are obliged to review everything, including term limits, with the utmost objectivity. My complaint about term limits is that this reform is far too modest to save us from

Politically disgusted? Pick up your pencil

(Denver Post, Feb. 7) “Both ends of the political spectrum are disgusting,” said reader Bill Hoppe in an email after my Jan. 24 column on bipartisan irresponsibility. “It becomes increasingly difficult to believe in our