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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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UVa Conservatives Prepare for the Winter Activites Fair

The UVa Winter Activities Fair is an annual event where students can get affiliated with organizations around Grounds. Student groups (such as The Virginia Advocate, Burke Society, and Hoos for Life) have a prominent presence at the Activities Fair and bring students of conservative thought together.

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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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UVa Students Plant Flags in honor of 9/11 Victims

On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, dozens of students from the University of Virginia planted American flags on the south end of the Lawn in order to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

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Sommers about Conservative Feminism

On October 24th, 2012, Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers spoke for a group of about 40 students at the University of Virginia on the topic of Conservative Feminism. Her speech, entitled, ‘The Case for Conservative Feminism: How the once noble cause of feminism lost its way, and why it may take conservative women to get it back on track’, dealt with what Dr. Sommers believed to be the logical and philosophical problems with late twentieth century feminism. A self described ‘freedom feminist’, Sommers…

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