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AEI at UVa: Is Obamacare Really Working?

After months of multiple site crashes, extended deadlines, and resulting ridicule, Democrats finally rejoiced as the White House announced on April 1 that 7.1 million people enrolled in the first round of Obamacare signups. Conservatives, however, tried to defy this triumphant narrative on Tuesday as Alex Brill, an American Enterprise Institute Scholar, and Dr. Peter Puzio, a local neurologist, spoke to University students about the difficulties ahead.

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Arguing Politics: Whose Prejudice?

In the crossfire of race and welfare politics, nothing is safe. Just two weeks ago, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was accused of being racist and prejudicial for saying on Bill Bennett’s radio show that there was a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of…generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.” However, with President Barack Obama making similar claims, are people focused on the actual argument, or are they merely rooting for their political…

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The Gaffe Strikes Back

President Obama met with French President Francois Hollande yesterday at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s historic home, to tour the site and discuss an array of mutual policy stances between the United States and France. Much like Obama’s visit to Charlottesville last year, this year’s trip has again drawn national attention–and not the good kind. According to a report by the Weekly Standard, President Obama ambiguous told French President Francois Hollande that “as a President, I can do whatever I want.” Whatever the President meant…

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Response to Slantable’s Nicole Bailey

I typically do not respond to criticisms of my writing, yet after my “Nationalism, Not Conservatism” article received some commentary over at Slantable, I felt inclined to formulate a refutation of sorts out of respect for The Virginia Advocate. Although the author (Nicole Bailey) does write eloquently, emotion quickly overtakes her thesis and causes the Leftist labels which I brought up in my original piece to emerge. Because her counterargument is so flimsy, she relies heavily on selective omission of what I wrote…

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Bandow v. Reilly: Burke Society Hosts Debate on Foreign Interventionism

As the Burke Society hosted its November 4 debate with Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute and Robert R. Reilly of the American Foreign Policy Council, both sides agreed that recent events in the Muslim parts of Africa and Asia were heading towards fragmentation and uncertainty. Whether the United States should get involved in those foreign issues, however, was another question.

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The Obamacare Effect on UVa

During his campaign to pass the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama famously proclaimed throughout numerous speeches that individuals would be able to keep their doctors and health care plans. Yet in August, the University of Virginia–one of the universities that brazenly supported Obamacare–announced that it could no longer afford to continue offering health insurance coverage for spouses of University employees that had access to healthcare through their non-UVa employers. In a complete reversal from its position in 2009, the University cited…

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Rick Santorum at UVa: America at the Crossroads

On Thursday September 19th, Rick Santorum spoke in front hundreds of students and members of the Local community. Failing to wear his iconic sweater vest, Santorum was nevertheless able to engage, if not enthrall, the audience with his wit, easy-going manner, and conversational style.

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UPDATE: Gun Controllers Exploit Navy Yard Shooting

Not even twenty four after the horrifying shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, gun control advocates are pouncing on the nation’s latest tragedy to push for legislation that failed to pass Congress on multiple occasions this year.

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Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe: Gubernatorial Race Update

The Virginia gubernatorial race remains neck in neck as Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli maintain their aggressive campaigns and starkly dissimilar platforms.

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U.Va. Reduces Health Benefits, Cites Obamacare as Reason

The University of Virginia placed the blame on the Obama Administration’s signature health care policy on Wednesday, stating in a report that due to “rising medical costs”, spouses of U.Va. employees could face removal from the University’s insurance coverage.

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