Author: John McKenna

Saying Goodbye to the Iron Lady

As an American conservative student studying abroad in London, I felt it was almost a duty to attend the funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday. Not only because it was only the second time a Prime Minister has been accorded a funeral on such a grand scale in the last century (the first being Winston Churchill), but also because Mrs. Thatcher was one of the greatest free market advocates the Western world has seen. She was an inspiration to British and American conservatives alike, whether it was her close alliance with President Reagan that, along with the Blessed...

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When Ann Coulter (Almost) Came to Fordham

Until recently, I considered myself very lucky to go to a school like Fordham University. It is a classic college campus in one of the best cities in the world, and it has a surprisingly vibrant conservative student body. Granted, this is still a center-left school, but belonging to an active College Republicans chapter is something that I know very few students have the chance to do, especially when we have a relationship with the College Democrats that is more cordial and bipartisan then most other places (see: Congress). So when we asked Ann Coulter to come and speak,...

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Misconceptions of the Republican Party

Last Tuesday night was tough to swallow for conservatives across America. A lost presidential election, coupled with down-ballot down results, can only be looked at as a catastrophe for the Republican side which is now looking for anything redeeming to take out of Tuesday. Election night also proved that the old Moral Majority which propelled men like Reagan and both Bushes into the White House has been tapped out, and is even in retreat across the country, giving way to an electorate that is more diverse, younger, and above all, less socially dogmatic. Rather than run from the new...

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