YAL in the Media
The Washington Times
Stop trying to silence Dave Chappelle
Between hilariously indignant media lightweights, frantic temper tantrums and a flood of second-rate hit pieces, it’s fair to say that Dave Chappelle’s newly released Netflix special, “Sticks and Stones,” is drawing the very outrage it was designed to.
Cliff Maloney: Why do college commencement speeches ignore economic reality? There’s reason for optimism.
This month, American academia is ringing in graduation ceremonies with commencement speeches of all sorts. Some are inspirational, others educational. Unfortunately, too many are nothing but negative.
Cliff Maloney: Venezuela is a poster child for gun control gone wrong
The country’s collapse under President Nicolas Maduro is now considered to be the worst in decades. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s deputy remains in prison following his detainment just weeks ago. Millions of refugees, meanwhile, have fled the country for nearby Colombia, where life is far from perfect. Peace talks in Norway are ongoing, but unlikely to accomplish their goal.
The Washington Times
Ideas should drive us, not fear
Torching a political adversary’s home might seem like something straight out of the darkest pages of a history book, but this was the reality for Peyton Lofton this Saturday morning. Peyton is an activist with the Tulane University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). He returned home to find that the door to his campus dormitory had been set on fire. The following day, three suspects were arrested on charges of aggravated arson.
Investor’s Business Daily
How To Stop Socialism — Door By Door
When asked to descrIbe the future of the “progressive movement,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., responded: “Taking on the billionaire class, health care for all through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system, (and) raising the minimum wage to a living wage.” Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y. — the personification of her party’s leftward lurch — echoed Sanders’ sentiment, claiming “it’s time for #MedicareForAll.”
The Washington Examiner
As the national debt hits $22 trillion, these are the only people trying to cut spending
Libertarian youth activist group Young Americans for Liberty continues to work toward such a goal, racking up victories by electing mostly libertarian Republicans at the state level who could potentially run for national office in the future — leaders who might one day actually cut spending.
Trump cracks down on colleges and universities he deems hostile to free speech
“This has become a national epidemic in our mind where colleges are trying to decide, and they don’t admit that, but they’re trying to decide what ideas are ok to be heard and what should not be heard,” said Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty in an interview earlier this year.
The Daily Signal
He Was an Antifa Activist. Then He Took an Economics Class.
Gabriel Nadales is that rare young adult who became more conservative in college. Once an activist on the left, he started questioning his beliefs after studying economics—and now he promotes free speech at colleges