Paige Lambermont

Paige Lambermont is a junior at American University and a Young Americans for Liberty Media Ambassador, she is also a participant in the Young Writers Program.

Election 2018: A Great Day for Criminal Justice Reform

 

Tuesday was a busy day, and one policy area that got some well deserved attention in the form of ballot measures was criminal justice reform. Three states in particular, Florida, Colorado, and Louisiana made great strides with common sense constitutional amendments. Florida Florida just passed Amendment 4 which automatically restores the voting rights to convicted […]

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A Crisis in Higher Education: Haidt and Lukianoff Present an Image of Hope

 

Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt Penguin Press: $28 | 352 Pages It’s free speech week, and the book to look out for is The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukinaoff and Jonathan Haidt. Our higher education system is out of whack. Students go in […]

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Beto O'Rourke

Oh No, Beto!

 

Beto O’Rourke fans this week proved enthusiastic endorsement may not always be good advertising, when they put out a song and dance number to rival the worst SNL sketch, in earnest support of him in his Senate run against incumbent Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Originator Studios put out the video, which has over 26,000 views […]

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Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue: Making Commies Sexy

 

Fundamental misunderstandings of capitalism are peddled to young people on a daily basis. The most glaring example of this trend was a recent tweet by TeenVogue magazine, advertising their capitalism explainer article to teen girls with the caption, “Can’t #endpoverty without ending capitalism!” This is a magazine that caters mainly to a very young, female […]

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Encounter a 25% Tariff

 

This morning, President Trump tweeted “Our Steel Industry is the talk of the World. It has been given new life, and is thriving. Billions of Dollars is being spent on new plants all around the country!” As of June 1st, the 25% tariff on steel and 15% tariff on aluminum now apply to Canada, Mexico, […]

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Substitutes Aren’t Misinformation

 

I love a perfectly seared medium-rare steak, but my preference doesn’t dictate what other people can do, or what they’re allowed to refer to things as. That is basically the question being discussed in the Missouri meat labeling case. No one owns the words that we all use, and evolving word usage is not the […]

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Harry Potter and the Reason to Read Another Book

 

The Harry Potter series is the defining work of literature for many Millennials. It has no doubt had an impact, and despite being a children’s series, it is something that many people have carried a love of into adulthood. But, there is a difference between loving a children’s series and using it as the basis […]

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College Isn’t for Everyone … and That’s Okay

 

In recent years, the focus on encouraging high school students to pursue higher education has increased. This has led to a dramatic increase in college attendance, 15% growth between 2005 and 2015 alone. In itself, this encouragement of education is laudable. But, the problem lies in the execution of this encouragement. The focus on higher education is […]

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