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The old lion is dead

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows…

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GOP Debate: The Losers

While Cruz and Rubio owned the night, several other candidates did little but sow doubts about their future viability. However, Trump and Carson are in a category of their own. The Underperformers Kasich: Ohio Governor John Kasich started out forcefully, criticizing other candidates’ tax plans for relying on dubious assumptions, hammering Trump’s position on immigration, and attacking Carson’s tax plan. That attack was one of his first strategic mistakes. Regardless of his positions, Republicans would be wise to tread carefully around Dr. Carson….

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GOP Debate: The Winners

The GOP came into Boulder looking for direction due to Trump’s slump, Bush’s underwhelming candidacy, and Carson’s sudden rise to the top of the polls. All these elements have muddled the race over the past few weeks. The CNBC Republican debate provided the party with much-needed direction and set a new tone for the race. As for the actual debate, National Review provided the best and most concise summary with its headline “A Big Night for the GOP’s Cuban-American Duo”, as there were two…

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“Firebrand” Ted Cruz Well Received by Larry Sabato’s Politics Class

On Wednesday afternoon United States Senator Ted Cruz addressed Larry Sabato’s Intro to American Politics class. Senator Cruz’s visit challenged the media’s negative impression of him and showed his capability of reaching out to voters outside of the conservative base. Cruz did not filibuster on Wednesday. Spending only two minutes on a prepared speech, he devoted nearly an hour to answering questions from students. Cruz addressed an array of topics, including Obamacare, the minimum wage, and immigration. Cruz stressed that the Republican…

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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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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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OPINION: Nationalism, Not Conservatism

If anything is to be taken from the results of last Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in Virginia, it should be that American Conservatism is dying. I mean this not in the same way that every two-bit progressive columnist does as they issue pieces following Ken Cuccinelli’s loss to a Clintonite stooge; rather, Conservatism in our Nation is on the decline because by definition it is an ideology of consistent defeat, hammered and cast with cheap materials to form a structure built to give…

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Vince Vaughn Reveals He Is A Conservative

In a radio interview on the Adam Corolla Show, Vince Vaughn confirmed that he identifies as a conservative. Vaughn has joined a growing number of Hollywood stars who have dared to come out as political minorities. It looks like Hollywood–a bastion of liberalism since its backlash to McCarthyism in the 1950s–is becoming more tolerant of political diversity, or at least less capable of enforcing conformity. Just last November, when actress Melissa Joan Hart stated that she was for Republican candidate Mitt Romney,…

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The Future of Conservative Media

It is no surprise that liberals distrust Fox News. With its emphasis on more conservative stories and right-wing pundits, left-leaning groups like Media Matters for America and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting have opposed the network since its foundation. Even moderates are displeased – in a 2012 poll by Public Policy Polling, 55 percent of respondents said they did not trust the network. Criticism is rising among an unexpected new group, however–conservatives. Because they feel underserved by the mainstream media as a…

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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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