Author: Megan E. Holstein

Rubio Not A Viable Nominee

In the halls of CPAC, media heads, government officials, and party supporters mingled outside the back of the ballroom, working on press materials and talking business.  One of the most common questions everyone asked, by way of greeting, was “Who do you support in this coming election?”  I blandly answered “Whoever gets the nomination,” since it’s the truth and I’m not really sure who I support otherwise. Their first response was, reliably, “Even Trump?” After we laughed it off, I replied “Well, how about you?”  Almost every single person I spoke to answered “Rubio.”  I was speaking to people who...

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Doctor-Assisted Suicide is Pro-Choice

A woman with terminal cancer applies for insurance for $4000/mo. medication to treat her illness.  Her insurance turns her down, but informs her that they would be happy to pay for her doctor-assisted suicide instead. On paper, doctor-assisted suicide sounds like a natural extension of our right to life – our right to live our own lives as we see fit.  But if you are a proponent of doctor-assisted suicide, there are plenty of situations like these that need to be considered.  For instance, should doctor-assisted suicide  be banned as a recommended treatment for providers and insurers, so that everyone who wants...

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CPAC 2016: The Conservative Way To Lower College Tuition

This article was written as a part of TCC’s ongoing CPAC 2016 coverage. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check back regularly with TCC for more coverage! Today at CPAC 2016, Scott Walker touted a couple of accomplishments in his state, including freezing tuition for four years.  On the surface, this seems like a good idea because it keeps tuition low, which keeps student debt down, which is a step toward correcting the country’s financial problems. However, the first thing that comes to the mind is that this isn’t, strictly speaking, a conservative solution.  Conservative ideology favors deregulation, freedom of the economy,...

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CPAC 2016: Did Kasich Really Improve Ohio Education?

This article was written as a part of TCC’s ongoing CPAC 2016 coverage. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check back regularly with TCC for more coverage! It’s the year 2013, and a high school student sits in her senior year science course.  The clock is ticking, and she stares at the clock, wondering when class will let out.  The teacher is handing back tests, and she looks at her grade.  It’s an A. Instead of being pleased, this student merely scoffs.  She didn’t study for her exams at all, and she can see the two people sitting next to...

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CPAC 2016: Wayne LaPierre and Mental Health Gun Legislation

This article was written as a part of TCC’s ongoing CPAC 2016 coverage. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and check back regularly with TCC for more coverage! Yesterday, Wayne LaPierre, executive VP of the NRA, deftly pointed out that while the left calls for more and more gun legislation, they are failing to enforce the gun legislation that our country has right now.  Among popular gun legislation is “common sense” legislation to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But we have to ask LaPierre and the country at large: what counts as mentally...

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