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GOP Cannot Rely on Celebrity Buzz to Gain Gen Z Vote

Duncan Reid

May 4, 2018

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

After Kanye West started tweeting last week that he and the president share “dragon energy,” and that “the thought police want to suppress freedom of thought,” some conservative pundits were quick to welcome West to the right. Ben Shapiro and Alex Jones, for example, tweeted back their praises, with Jones going so far as to extend Yeezy an invitation onto his infamous radio show. Other conservatives remarked that West was making conservatism hip again, and that his endorsement of “Make America Great Again” politics would somehow attract young voters familiar with the artist to the GOP. But is the Chicagoland rapper even on the right, or does he merely agree with the President that some on the left sometimes...

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March 9, 2018

McMullin Represents Inclusive Brand of Conservatism

Jack Derwin, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

In a field of divisive candidates, Independent Evan McMullin hopes to represent a trustworthy alternative to the major parties’ presidential nominees, and his common-sense approach to policy and governing makes him just that candidate. I conducted a phone interview with Mr. McMullin on Sept. 19, and the candidate made it clear he wants to embody a new, socially inclusive conservatism — an ideology that stands up against the bigotry and racism associated with Republican nominee Donald Trump. McMullin, a 40-year-old from Utah, earned a bachelor’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career overseas working f...

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