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Tag: Conservative
  • The “Battle”on College Campuses, Short on Artillery at California State University Long Beach

    The Cal State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student publication, “Daily 49er”, published an article in November 2017 titled, “Conservative and Liberal Students Find their Voice at CSULB.” Although the title presented an initially unifying tone, the subtitle was not as settling: “A battle between conservative and liberal expression increasingly plays out on college campuses” (Daily …

  • Columbia College Chicago Recruiting

    On Thursday, September 14, we recruited on Columbia College Chicago’s campus for a new chapter starting up. After about one hour, we were able to gather a total of seven signatures and are expecting several more soon. Being the most liberal school in Illinois, many Columbia students appeared rather suspicious of us, frequently asking what …

  • YAL Participates in Hillsdale College Libertarian vs Conservative Debate

    On September 13th, a record attendance for a student vs student debate at Hillsdale was set as students packed Hillsdale College’s largest classroom for a debate on Libertarianism vs Conservatism. As president of Hillsdale YAL, I represented libertarianism in the debate, which focused on policies such as foreign policy and gay marriage (or privatizing marriage) …

  • Are Marxists actually conservatives?

    Marxism is typically seen as the far left on a linear political spectrum. But is there a sense in which it’s actually conservative? I don’t mean, of course, “conservative” in the way we typically use it. Obviously, Karl Marx and communism are not about free markets, low taxes, and the Constitution. Rather, I mean it …

  • Muddling the Middle

    It appears for the time being that the president’s uptick in approval is continuing, as this morning’s Rasmussen Reports number have him at the highest level in well over a year (52% approval). This is unfortunate, as he appeared to be on the ropes after the November mid-terms, a circumstance combated since then, by, as …

  • Horowitz Fan Refuses to Debate Wes Messamore

    As many of you know, I recently penned a piece to correct the eight egregious errors of an inaccurate hit piece on Ron Paul which went so far as to refer to the gentle, even grandfatherly Congressman from Texas as “an abomination who should be cast out of decent society.” The author of that piece …

  • Calling out Conservatives at the Tea Party

    This past wave of tea-parties I was honored to give the keynote speech to over 2,500 people at a tea-party in Winston Salem, NC.  My speech, however, was distinctly different than others given that day; in fact, I made it a point to call out the injustices of the GOP in recent years. The best …

  • Dick Cheney — Conservative of The Year?

    At least according to Human Events.  Of course, Cheney deserves this commemoration because he is conservative in his values. His policy of preemptive war, torture, extraordinary rendition,  the Patriot Act, diminishing civil liberties, expanding the American empire are all many authentic, traditional conservative values. It gets even better too. The article was written by none other than neocon chicken …

  • Reality Check: It’s Time for Republican Leaders to Question Their Premise

    There has been a prevailing narrative for years now that the Republican Party can only be successful by quote “building a big tent” that welcomes in progressive and liberal ideas in order to appeal to independent voters.  The corollary argument is that there just aren’t enough so-called conservatives to build an electoral block that can …

  • Why I Am a Conservative

    In The American Conservative, Bill Kauffman has a typically engaging piece, along the lines of Hayek’s “Why I Am Not a Conservative.” Unfortunately, you have to be a subscriber to read it, but here is the heart of his argument: [F]or half a century, “conservative” has been a synonym of — a slave to — militarism, …