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RIP Andrew Breitbart: Your Heart Will Go On

RIP Andrew Breitbart: Your Heart Will Go On

March 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm 0 comments

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” These words, famously spoken by Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” struck me on the morning of March 1 while I was obsessively clicking the refresh button on my computer. I passionately hoped […]

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American Observations on British Conservatism and the British Political System

American Observations on British Conservatism and the British Political System

February 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

As a conservative studying abroad in London, I cannot help but notice some interesting differences both between the American and British political systems themselves and more specifically, American and British conservatism.  I am taking a class on British Politics, so my professor kindly points out many distinctions for us. These […]

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Rebuttal: Since when is Religion a Pre-Existing Condition?

Rebuttal: Since when is Religion a Pre-Existing Condition?

February 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

While surfing through The University News online last week, I stumbled upon an opinion piece titled “Catholic Church Receives Federal Funds but Refuses Laws.” The piece is based upon the Federal Government’s recent contraception mandate and the subsequent outcry from various religious organizations, primarily the Catholic Church. At first glance, […]

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Behind Enemy Lines: How the SLU College Republicans Occupied Occupy DC

Behind Enemy Lines: How the SLU College Republicans Occupied Occupy DC

February 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm 4 comments

While in Washington, D.C., for CPAC 2012, Brandon, Kelsey and I decided to take a walking tour of our nation’s capital in the frigid February weather. As we strolled down K Street, we (somewhat intentionally) stumbled upon Occupy D.C.’s encampment at McPherson Park. While Kelsey and I at first kept […]

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BLOG: No Longer Silent: Confessions of a SLU Conservative

BLOG: No Longer Silent: Confessions of a SLU Conservative

May 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm 26 comments

The Saint Louis University Oath of Inclusion reads, in part, “I will embrace people for the diversity of their identities, creating a community inclusive of race, ethnicity, sex, age, ability, faith, orientation, gender, class, and ideology.” By definition, I agree with this statement. A college campus should be somewhere students […]

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BLOG:  Anti-Racism?: A Conservative Commentary on Tim Wise

BLOG: Anti-Racism?: A Conservative Commentary on Tim Wise

November 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm 6 comments

Following the grand tradition of only inviting left-leaning speakers, the GIC welcomed Tim Wise to speak on the evils of racism last week. Pegged as an “anti-racism” speaker, Wise ranted for an hour on why it is important to recognize racism for what it is and take the responsibility to […]

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BLOG: Let’s Get the Record Straight: Correcting the Inaccuracies About the Tea Party

BLOG: Let’s Get the Record Straight: Correcting the Inaccuracies About the Tea Party

October 20, 2010 at 9:47 am 0 comments

On February 19, 2009, on CNBC, Rick Santelli launched what has now come to be known as the “rant that launched a thousand protests.”(1) “This is America!” exclaimed Santelli to a passionate crowd on the floor of Chicago’s futures exchange. “How many of you people want to pay for your […]

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BLOG: Problems within government fall on us

BLOG: Problems within government fall on us

March 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm 6 comments

Disclaimer: The opinions and views represented in this blog may or may not represent the SLU College Republicans, or Republicans in general, as a whole. I could make this blog into a book, thus launching my successful book tour and my eventual career as a political pretty-boy, but I think […]

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BLOG: Robert Gibbs is a clown

BLOG: Robert Gibbs is a clown

February 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

The White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is a silly clown. Perhaps instead of mocking Sarah Palin for notes written on her hand for a recent speech to the Tea Party Movement, Gibbs should have been addressing his falling popularity with the White House Press Corps. On more than one […]

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BLOG: NYPD Releases New Aerial Photos of World Trade Center Attack

BLOG: NYPD Releases New Aerial Photos of World Trade Center Attack

February 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

The recent release of dozens of photos showing lower Manhattan in a smoky and fire-filled storm, with the Twin Towers burning in the foreground, are a grim reminder nearly nine years after the attacks that we are still at war. In 2009, if I am not mistaken, there were more […]

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