YAL in Action

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Tag: election
  • Jeff Deist at Lock Haven University

    On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at 7:00pm, Jeff Deist, president of The Mises Institute, spoke on ‘The Limits of Politics’. Attendance was about 220 people. We filled up the room, and even ran out of chairs! Mr. Deist spoke on the benefits of decentralized government, including how the people have a much louder voice in …

  • Let’s Talk Politics Open Forum at LIU Post

    The day before the election, LIU Post YAL hosted the open forum titled “Let’s Talk Politics” to hear what the student body is thinking/feeling on the brink of a historic day. Many of our attendees had much to say on the state of our country, the different policies proposed by each candidate, and how they …

  • UW-Madison Professor: Republicans Will Become More Ideological

    Statist Democrat ideologues celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election claim it’s proof that Republicans must become more left-wing if they want to win elections, but one professor argues just the opposite. Lester Hunt, a professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in an interview with The College Fix that Republicans will actually become more ideological to win …

  • A Different Type of Election

    Another election has come and gone. At least for a little while, annoying commercials will cease, people will restore friendships damaged by disagreement, and Anderson Cooper will return to prattling about celebrity divorces. Most Americans view elections—especially those of the presidential variety—as choices of unparalleled exigency. For whom they cast a ballot will supposedly be …

  • Teenage Ron Paul Supporter Wins Mayoral Election

    Romaine Quinn, a 19 year-old college student who cites Ron Paul as his political role model, was recently elected mayor of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He beat the incumbent mayor with 53 percent of the vote. Text story here and video here.

  • Lessons from the Brown Victory in Massachusetts

    Hat tip to Jeff Hubbard.

  • Reid May Lose Reelection

    Harry Reid is facing tough opposition back home. A recent poll showed 52% of Nevadans with an unfavorable opinion of Mr. Reid. He is trailing three potential Republican opponents, according to the poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, garnering just 40% against each. On Tuesday, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg moved Mr. Reid’s Nevada Senate …

  • Those other races…

    While the national media has obsessed about New Jersey, New York-23, and Virginia, the White House and Republican leaders are undoubtedly concerned about what several less scrutinized races may say about the state of the national electorate. California 10 – The other special congressional election this year is playing out in the San Francisco area.  …

  • 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 …

  • David Horowitz Defends Obama and the CRA

    David Horowitz, the ex-Communist turned neoconservative, has decided to take on “the thankless task of keeping conservatives from behaving like liberals, acting like unpatriotic sore losers and attacking the legitimacy of the new commander-in-chief.” First, he decides to offer conclusive evidence that the Community Reinvestment Act was not responsible for the current financial crisis. And what evidence is this? …