YAL in Action

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Tag: Election 2012
  • Republicans: It’s Time to Change Your Strategy

    Even though President Obama’s economic speeches across the country this past week haven’t rippled outside the beltway and the politically savvy circles of America, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from the same old, same old rhetoric we’ve been hearing for the past five years. The result of last year’s election spectacle of …

  • YAL MTSU Hosts Election Night Gathering at YAL House

    On November 6th, the new leadership of YAL @ MTSU held the first event of the chapter’s new era: an election night get-together. The student leaders and friends who gathered that night did not support either of the main candidates on the ballot, so it was a night to laugh, have fun, and begin to …

  • Cal State Fullerton YAL Continues to Build Ties on Campus During the Election Season

    Last semester, our chapter focused heavily on building ties on campus with our efforts to give back to our community.  We did this by building a coalition with our campus’ Volunteer and Service Center.  By volunteering multiple times in various events, we built a relationship with the campus organization to the point that they would …

  • November 6, 2012, The Day Neoconservatism Died

    In the infancy of the campaign to remove President Obama from office, there stood a homogeneous blob of characters to which Americans would assuredly find a savior from the disaster that had become the Obama presidency. The characters were numerous: Michelle Bachman, a midwestern female firebrand; Rick Santorum, a hardcore bible thumper and Pennsylvanian Catholic; …

  • An “Open” Election: It’s Not Just the Red and the Blue Anymore

    Honolulu, HI – The University of Hawaii at Manoa chapters of the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, together with the Politically Active Student Alliance (PASA) co-hosted a mock election this past Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center. A public …

  • Super PAC App Fact Checks Ads in Real Time

    Justin Adelson, MIT Sloan Political ads often bend and distort reality to achieve an end. However, emerging tools make it easier than ever to dispel confusion about political TV ads. Enter the Super PAC App: a new mobile application that gives users detailed information about political ads. The app accomplishes this by using audio fingerprinting …

  • Yes, We Really ARE the Future

    “We Are the Future Rally” at the Sun Dome at the University The Sunday before the 2012 RNC, a unique political event took place. Ron Paul’s “We Are The Future Rally” drew an overflow crowd of more than 10,000 young people. While the GOP Establishment was busy pushing Ron Paul’s delegates to the margins with …

  • One Candidate Won’t Give You Freedom

    I still remember the exact moment I knew I would join the liberty movement. It started when I got involved in Youth for Ron Paul. I had attended “Christmas with Ron Paul in Iowa” as part of a week-long Get Out the Vote effort for the Paul campaign. On January 3rd, after the polls closed …

  • Young Voters Becoming More Independent

    Voters are becoming more independent of conventional partisan politics, and young voters in particular are getting harder to squeeze into a red or blue box. While many voters may feel they have to choose whether they are socially and economically “liberal” or socially and economically “conservative,” more and more young voters are deciding that they …

  • How do you decide who to vote for?

    I had a professor in college whose area of research was political parties, their history, and how people identify with them. It was all very interesting, though admittedly I never actually read any of the thesis he had posted among family pictures on his university website. Anyway, his suggestion for voting was to do the …