Anti-“Fascist” Violence

By Jack T. On Saturday, April 15, Berkeley, California was a war zone. Hundreds of Trump supporters, decked out in MAGA hats, American flags, Trump t-shirts, and Trump costumes, gathered in the city in support of the president. It didn’t take long for antifa (Anti-Fascist Action) to arrive covered head to toe in black shirts, black pants, and black bandannas. They approached the rally of Trump supporters ready to cause trouble. Tim Pool live streamed the event. Fist fights quickly…

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UPUA spends our tuition money on “free” coffee

by Vincent Cucchiara The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) has voted to allocate $455 in funds to buy students coffee during finals week. While many are praising the decision, no doubt anticipating the need for coffee while studying for an exam, most are missing the fundamental economic mistake that has been made. Student government, like all government, gets their funding through a compulsory system. It is basically a tax in that you can not be a student without some of…

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Keep Your Censorship Off of Campus

by Jack T. On Tuesday, two political organizations on campus, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), rolled around a giant beach ball called the “free speech ball.”  They encouraged anyone they met along the way to write anything they wanted to on the ball to affirm their first amendment right to freedom of speech. The free speech ball was partly in protest of Penn State’s Policy AD51 “Use of Outdoor Areas for Expressive Activities,” which outlines…

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The New Anti-Free Speech Movement

by Luke Clemente Free speech is a necessary for democracy. Ideas are presented and discussed and with intelligent conversation and a fair media, the best idea is triumphant. Free speech is guaranteed under the first amendment amendment. Throughout history the groups who have held back free speech have been the most destructive, authoritative ideologies of history. University of Southern California Berkeley has the center of the battle for free speech for many years. In 1965 students formed a movement…

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A French Election Primer

by Daniel Hizgilov The French election of 2017 has the potential to redefine Europe, Americans should be aware On Sunday April 23nd, French citizens will vote in the first round of their presidential election. This is an election that could drastically change the way the European Union works and could spark a new political era in France. Understanding why this election and its implications for Europe are important requires a familiarity with the French electoral system and candidates. France’s…

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Free Market Frats: Why Greek Life Should Be Privatized

by Drew P. After the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at Beta Theta Pi (BTP) fraternity in February, Penn State has been waging an all-out war on Greek Life. The University has set restrictive new policies on Greek Life, including banning hard alcohol and kegs, requiring third party bartenders, banning first semester rushing for freshmen, policing frats during parties’ w/administrators, banning fraternity BTP and ending ‘daylongs’. These harsh restrictions show that Penn State is playing into the same leftist…

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A modest compromise on bathrooms

by Dom Decinti Politics and legislation is about compromise, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to today’s college students. The NCAA, the NBA, and huge chain multinational corporations all shout about how the world should turn in the direction they want. But nonetheless, we must compromise to achieve any success in the American experiment. So when a debate arises, we must work to the middle of the discussion. If there are a majority of Republicans in an area,…

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A Tenuous Balance: Power Politics, Nuclear Policy, and the North Korea Question

by R.D.H. Presidents Trump and Xi had an incredibly productive meeting considering both the tense geopolitical climate churning in the South China Sea and the seemingly confrontational stance President Trump adopted towards China’s trade policy on the campaign trail. Despite these seemingly divisive issues, the productive meeting between the two Heads of State was fueled by growing concern over China’s unruly neighbor: North Korea. Two topics dominated Trump’s meeting with Xi at Mar-a-Lago: trade and North Korea, the two…

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After the Mushroom Cloud Cleared, Gorsuch Came Out Alive

by Jack Torrance President Trump has completed another one of his major campaign promises: appointing a new, conservative justice to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed on Friday, April 7, by the Senate in a 54-45 vote to be the 113th Justice of the Supreme Court. Democrats have been pledging for months to block his confirmation because Republicans wouldn’t vote on Obama’s nominee. The Senate Democrats filibustered the vote on…

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Liberal feminists must stop harming the cause of feminism

by Deb Saxe The definition of feminism is a belief in the equality of the sexes, making feminism an attractive and viable idea with broad appeal. Simply put, feminism is for everyone. Much has been said about feminism since the birth of the American women’s rights movement nearly 170-years ago at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. In our current “woke af” culture, there is increasing debate over whether or not conservatism has a place within feminism. Conservatives who express…

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