The first time I ever heard Rush Limbaugh’s name was probably when I was around 10 years old. My grandpa was ranting about politics over the phone when my mom asked him sarcastically, “And everyone is wrong except for Rush Limbaugh, right, dad?” Growing up, my parents would normally describe him as a cooky conservative […]
Winners and Losers of CPAC 2018
Last weekend, thousands of Republicans young and old flocked to National Harbor, MD for the largest conservative gathering of the year: the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The laundry list of speakers in attendance included sitting senators, members of congress, political pundits, journalists, activists, and of course our very own President Trump and Vice President […]
U-M College Republicans Host Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk
On Tuesday, the University of Michigan College Republicans hosted conservative political pundit Charlie Kirk for a speech in the Michigan League. The talk centered around a discussion of ideological diversity and conservatism on college campuses, an especially salient issue as of late, following Central Student Government’s divestment debate last semester. Charlie Kirk is the founder […]
Letter to Obama: Reflections on a Wintry Legacy
Eight long years ago, a young black boy from Detroit—a descendant of slaves—saw perhaps one of the most amazing events in human history. Dear 44, Just like the elements of winter, memories of you are both beautiful and cold. Eight long years ago, a young black boy from Detroit—a descendent of slaves—saw perhaps one of […]
Anti-Whatever Protesters: We Need to Chat
On November 12, a U-M crime alert was sent out that described the harassment of a hijab-wearing woman the day before by an unknown man on State Street in downtown Ann Arbor.
Cavaliers, Cubs, and Trump … Oh My!
2016 has been the year of upsets. First the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors; then the Cubs overcame a 100-year losing streak; and now Trump “trumped” the Clinton machine.
Free Speech: Not Just for the “Right”
Free speech is not merely a political tool of the “right” or the “left” but rather an integral civil liberty necessary for an informed, democratic society that seeks social progress. Casting free speech and the First Amendment as opposed to social justice limits the ability of activists to push for change and separates two causes […]
Letter to the Editor: My Own Thoughts on the 2016 Presidential Election
I am a culturally conservative libertarian who believes in American global leadership. I am disillusioned by this election as are many across political beliefs and interests for so many reasons other than mine.
A Politics of Free Mores
All too often I encounter conservatives, Republicans, or libertarians making the fatal conceit of the left: assuming the individual as a given and forgetting the antecedent institutions that develop us to become free for excellence.
The Curious Case of Caitlyn Jenner and What We Ought to Do About It
Needless to say, I think this is all malarkey; that is, all of this jargon is merely academic posturing dressed up in high-sounding definitional rhetoric—all to obscure a deeper reality: that modern gender theory is merely a cover under which those confused about their maleness or femaleness can work out their own misgivings, past hurts, and future insecurities under and within what appears to be a large, welcoming tent of legitimacy. It is no such thing.