(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) Friends, I don't know about you, but I'm losing hope. The two major candidates for president are arguably the most detestable individuals ever to seek public office in the United States.
(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) It’s now almost a year since Jeff Hunt succeeded me as director of Centennial Institute, and he is taking it to new heights. Meanwhile, having kicked myself up stairs with the lofty but (I hear you saying) gauzy title of Distinguished Fellow in American Thought, I am overdue in explaining that what on earth that might mean — and why it matters.
We look on past ages with condescension, as a mere preparation for us ... but what if we're only an afterglow of them. - J.G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur (By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) William
(By Evan Verbal, 1776 Scholar) On November 8Th, America will face one of the most important elections in its 240-year history. This event has gained the attention and fascination of media and citizens across the country
(By Jaimie Erker, 1776 Scholar) The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games were defined by numerous moments of scandal and triumph. However, one of the biggest stories to come out of the Olympics was the story
(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Hillary Clinton as secretary of state approved of selling $316 billion of our most powerful American weapons and war planes to foreign countries, many of which throw homosexuals off buildings, murder their
(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) You are on a beach. You see out to sea a towering tsunami wave, roaring in fast. Overhead suddenly you hear a helicopter. It’s bobbing and weaving, black smoke trailing from its
(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) If we define tragedy as a crucible of human pain where vast forces collide and blame is unclear, the centuries-long ordeal of black and white in America is exactly that. The rioting in Charlotte is one more episode in the racial back-and-forth that has tormented our continent since the first African slaves were brought here almost 400 years ago.
(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) After the Ahmad Rahami bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, chalk up another jihadist strike on the homeland enabled by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) Since most of the news I read is written by Americans about Americans, hearing what people from other parts of the world think about current events is a real treat.