YAL in Action

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Tag: state
  • Active Recruiting

    On Wednesday, State Chair Lisa Di Giovanna and I had an active recruiting campaign at East Los Angeles College. Going to sociology and history classes, we made a direct pitch to students to raise awareness of YAL’s presence on ELAC. The chapter is recognized by YAL, but it’s still a work in process of being …

  • Serving the Nation ≠ Serving the State

    While discussing my summer plans recently, the subject of a large rally of Vietnam veterans which is scheduled to occur in DC over the Memorial Day weekend rather oddly came up.  I noted that I thought it was a silly event to have, because although many of the individual veterans are undoubtedly people worthy of …

  • On Patriotism, the Nation, and the State

    Yesterday was Veterans Day, which Matt thoughtfully addressed, so it seems like an appropriate time to address the subject of patriotism.  Opposition to the state and its wars is typically criticized as being “unpatriotic,” which is clearly the worst thing anyone could ever be in the whole world </sarcasm>.  Who doesn’t recall, to cite an …

  • Separation of Sport and State

    Apart from the traditional recitation of the national anthem, the state has gotten increasingly involved in all the good things about life — most notably, sports. Since 9/11, “patriotism” has mandated every sort of ridiculous juxtaposition of sport and state. I was horrified last year to see bureaucrat General Petraeus toss the coin before the Super …

  • War elevates the state, so of course the state supports war.

    On Tuesday, as you have all no doubt heard, the GOP made something of a comeback with gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia.  However, experience shows that where many issues are concerned, which party is in power makes no difference:  it’s going to suck either way.  Foreign policy seems to be one of those …

  • Can one love one’s country, and not respect the state?

    YES: There are, I suspect, many people who confuse America –this beautiful and bounteous land with which we are blessed–with the United States , that corporation calling itself the government, which owns and operates it through its front men, those windbags in Washington . That’s a shame, because one’s natural love for the country rubs …

  • Back in the U.S.S.Czar

    Obama is apparently going to create a “Cyber Czar.” The new position comes from a compromise after a “turf war” between the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. Who would have thought that two government bureaucracies with such similarly constructed names would both believe themselves to be the sole arbiters of the affairs of the internets? …