Healthcare Debate Between College Republicans and College Democrats Finds No Practical Solution

by Sarah Nahrgang Monday night, the Penn State College Republicans and College Democrats had their first debate of the semester. Beginning a little after 8 PM in 158 Willard and moderated by UPUA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, the debate focused on the topic of healthcare. Debating for the College Republicans were club member William McCarter, Vice President Reagan McCarthy, and Treasurer Riley Compton, who said their favorite Presidents were Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge, respectively. Debating for the…

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The Cowardice of Safe Spaces and PC Culture: Austin Petersen

by Aidan Piombino-Mattis Austin Petersen opened up the College Republicans’ Truth Week event for 2017 on Monday night, appearing at Penn State despite his intense Senate Primary in Missouri. The Libertarian-cum-Republican candidate spoke on a variety of issues, though the primary focus of the lecture was free speech and safe spaces, and the ideological danger presented by these supposed safety measures. The talk, entitled The Cowardice of Safe Spaces and PC Culture, covered everything from the cultural marxism of…

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Purging The Party

by Will Sanders During the Presidential campaign, the news was filled with prominent GOP backers and strategists such as George Will leaving the Republican Party. The media heralded this exodus as indicative of the collapse of the Republican Party brought on by Trump. Surprisingly, the media was correct – but too soon in their prediction. This slow-motion death is still ongoing and is increasing in speed as the Party suffers from more dysfunction and infighting due to its inability…

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