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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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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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CPAC in Review: Notable Quoteables

On the Economy: “If you happen to be a tax lawyer or an environmental lawyer, you are doing great.” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) On government: Two brothers sold apples at a farm stand. They drove their truck to a local farm and bought apples at $1 apiece. They rushed to their stand where they sold their apples at the bargain basement price of $1. Soon they ran out of apples and returned to the farm to get another truckload of apples for $1…

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Winning with Dignity and Losing with Grace: A Lesson in Civility for Students of Politics

Tuesday’s election results brought happiness to some, disappointment to others. Undoubtedly elections and campaigns are a divisive time for Americans as people equally passionate about their values and principles contend for who will be the face of their country for the next four years. On Tuesday night, our College Republicans gathered at Trinity for what we had hoped would be a victory party but was not. Within five minutes of the election being called for President Obama, a number of students, presumably…

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War on Drugs Guest Speaker Next Monday

Romney and Obama seem to have largely ignored the status of the war on drugs this election cycle. It has neither come up in the two presidential debates nor in the vice-presidential debate. This is an important issue, though. According to drugpolicy.org, Federal and state governments spend about $51 billion each year on the war on drugs, and the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to an article in the International Business Times by Joe Romaine, 50.8% of federal inmates were incarcerated for drug offenses. In…

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Tagg Romney Coming to UVA Tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT: Matt Wertman October 11, 2012          cmw3ht@virginia.edu COLLEGE REPUBLICANS AT UVA TO HOST TAGG ROMNEY FOR VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY TONIGHT CHARLOTTESVILLE – The College Republicans at UVA will be hosting Tagg Romney, the oldest son of Governor Mitt Romney, at its Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party this evening in Nau Hall, Room 211 at 8:30 p.m. Tagg Romney will be speaking on the 2012 election and why he feels that his dad is the best qualified to lead this great nation….

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The Big Burden of Big Government

We are being saddled with debt. Not just student loans or car payments. I am talking about government debt. This is much larger than a single big bird. It is no joke that the federal government last year borrowed 36 cents to help pay for every dollar it spent. This nearly trillion dollar deficit is an unimaginable amount of money that was added directly into the now $16 trillion dollar debt. To help understand these numbers, it is useful to scale them…

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A Peak in the Crystal Ball

Tuesday evening I attended a Center for Politics wherein Larry Sabato spoke about his Crystal Ball’s projections for 2012. As always, Sabato was both highly informative and light-heartedly humorous. “These are the tools we use here at the Crystal Ball,” he joked, showing the audience an 8 ball and a red and blue etch-a-sketch. Sabato attested to the merits of predicting election results in the April of an election year with four simple words: “It can’t be done.” Sabato cited April projections…

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