In The News: Washington Times Highlights Colorado Night in the Capital

Tomorrow, the Steamboat Institute is holding its Colorado Night in the Capital.  Hosted by the Heritage Foundation, the event celebrates the latest pledge to support our annual Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism. Tony was a master communicator, a good friend, and a former editor at the Washington Times, which mentioned our event celebrating his legacy in the story below.

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An event of note on Wednesday: The Steamboat Institute, a Colorado-based nonprofit promoting founding values and liberty, hosts a gathering in the nation’s capital to celebrate the arrival of a new $100,000 pledge to fund the annual Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism, which provides a $10,000 stipend, travel expenses, speaking engagements and networking opportunities for a deserving young conservative.

The late Tony Blankley was a thoughtful, cheerful, immensely influential gent who served in the Reagan administration, was a devoted family man and served as editorial page editor for The Washington Times for several years.

The place for the event is The Heritage Foundation near the U.S. Capitol; guests include Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, and Reagan-era stalwart Ed Meese, among others. The style is pure Colorado. A source tells Inside the Beltway that western attire is welcome. The menu includes Colorado-style chili, savory lamb chops and “other delicious heavy appetizers” — plus Colorado beer and “Coyote Gold Margaritas” specially flown in from Fort Collins in the north-central part of the Centennial State.

Organizers also are looking for the next Tony Blankley fellow; applications are due by June 30. Find the details at