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Author and Witness to the 9/11 Attacks to Speak at UVa

Next Thursday, author R.C. Mulcahy will be speaking at UVa at the 9/11 ceremony hosted by Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Mulcahy was a witness to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and has spent the last ten years researching for a novel about the events of 9/11 and the rebuilding process that followed. According to the author, One From Two “is a rebuilding novel, which weaves together the story of the construction, collapse, and revitalization of the World Trade Center with the…

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Give the Market a Break: An Alternative View of Income Inequality

It has become vogue lately to discuss the dangers of income inequality, and the unspoken assumption seems to be that the cause of income inequality is “unbridled capitalism” or the free market. But this view ignores one very strong alternative to the prevailing view of income inequality, a view which focuses on the foils of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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David Gowdy and YAF on “Jefferson and Madison’s Guide to the Constitution”

Right-leaning Americans, ranging from establishment Republicans to Tea Partiers and libertarians, have often called for a return to Constitutional principles. As head of the Washington, Jefferson, and Madison Institute, however, J. David Goudy believed that even the most ardent enthusiast of the Framers still had much to learn, given the selective nature of historical transmission. Speaking on November 21 to the University of Virginia’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), Goudy based his lecture in the Rotunda on the Institute’s official guide to the…

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A Case for Nationalism: Defending the Right to Pride

Yesterday, as I climbed up the old, carpeted steps to the dome room, I saw a news truck. Curiosity eventually got the best of me, so I got up to peer out of the front window. What I saw was awe-inspiring. I was quickly reminded of the time I visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as I saw a similar ceremony performed by members of our own ROTC on the front steps of the Rotunda. I then started to think about what this country represents, and what ideal could be so important that it commands staking everything you have in order to protect it.

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The Problem with “Che” — A Cuban-American Perspective

It is a common sight in malls, on the streets, and especially in college campuses: a shirt with the image of a bearded man with a shaggy mane wearing a beret. Yet for those whose lives and whose families were directly impacted by the horrifying handiwork of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, that sight is an all-too common reminder of how easy it is to forget—or, perhaps more terrifyingly, to rewrite—history.

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Young Americans for Freedom Holds “No Che Day” on Grounds

Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, many millennials have consigned Communist expansion to the history books. One student group, however, would like to change alter this predominant presumption. On October 9, 2013, the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) at UVa held a “No Che Day” event near the Whispering Wall on Grounds.

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The Vices of Libelous Writing

On September 23rd, an article entitled “The virtues of not protesting” was published by the Cavalier Daily. Following the hit piece against Off the Hook last week, this piece, written by “Managing Board,” proved to be yet another baseless attack on the integrity of a new organization on Grounds, fitting into a disturbingly greater trend of inaccuracy and libelous behavior that seems to be developing within the Cav Daily.

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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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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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