Author: Thomas Novelly

Women, Youth, and Libertarians In The Spotlight

Imagine a weekend where hundreds of fellow conservative students, reporters, activists, and politicians meet to discuss strategy, policy, and proclaim their love for America. I’m not talking about heaven, but I AM talking about CPAC 2014. From March 6 through 8, I had the distinct pleasure of attending CPAC for the first time as a reporter and blogger. CPAC is a conservative activist’s dream. Anyone could hear incredible panels discuss issues such as the entertainment industry, criminal justice, and voting demographics. Hundreds of vendors were having contests and giving away free t-shirts, koozie’s, and posters, as well as many...

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A Chat with Steven Crowder

We all agree that laughter is the best medicine. However, if you were to ask Steven Crowder, he would say it is even better because it isn’t affected by Obamacare. Last Tuesday, Hillsdale College’s chapter of Young American’s For Freedom was proud to host Canadian-born comedian, former Fox News contributor, television and film actor, CPAC 2011 Master of Ceremonies, and conservative viral video sensation Steven Crowder for an hour long stand-up comedy performance. Steven Crowder is an incredibly talented comedian. From the moment he took the stage, he had the audience dying with laughter. These jokes, however, were not...

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False Threats Graduate to The Ivy League

This past Monday morning, students at Harvard University had more than just the stress of finals to deal with. Harvard University Police were given an unconfirmed tip that explosives were placed in four academic buildings on campus. The primary safety of students and faculty led to the evacuation and search of all the buildings. This investigation lead to not just Harvard University and Cambridge police to investigate but also the involvement of state and federal officials. All buildings were cleared, and no explosives were found. Students were kept updated with messages from Harvard’s website and Facebook and Twitter feeds....

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The Fallacies of Political Arguments

I will never forget when I ran in my first election. It was sixth grade, and I decided to run for student representative of my middle school class. I had recently moved to this Nashville-area public school from Michigan, and I figured it would be a great way to make friends. The election process was quite elaborate, consisting of the nominations, debates, and the election by hand-raising. After giving what I believed to be the most profound campaign speech of my twelve-year-old life, my opponent took the floor. One of his closing remarks was, “I can represent all of...

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Plato to the Present: Liberal Life Explained

As a little kid, I was always watching the news. Granted, I didn’t know half of what the people on the screen were saying. The reason I watched it was to share what I learned with my parents or grandparents and hear what they had to say about what was going on. In the case of my grandparents, they would always respond the same whether it was about the middle east or the middle class. They would look at each other and say, “The more thinks change, the more they stay the same.” I never knew if there was...

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