GWYAF Remembers William Safire

September 30, 2009

William Safire (1929-2009)

The GW YAF would like to acknowledge the passing of William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics and a Malaprop’s treasury of articles on language. He died at a hospice in Rockville, Md., on Sunday. He was 79.

This month has seen the passing of two great intellectual conservatives, one the father of neo-conservatism (Irving Kristol), and the great libertarian leaning conservative who passed yesterday, William Safire.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GW YAF Blog

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College Dems. Host Communist to Talk about Capitalism

September 24, 2009

The GW Hatchet reports, “Filmmaker and author Michael Moore will host a town hall discussion on capitalism next Tuesday in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. The event is cosponsored by GW College Democrats, Program Board and ThinkTalk.com, which will tape and broadcast the event.”

Michael Moore? Seriously? Are the College Dems really sinking that low? Why bring an anti-American, communist, radical leftist hack to come speak on economics? First off, I would like to know what Michael Moore knows about economics. If you want a liberal to come speak on economics, please, bring Paul Krugman of the New York Times, a Nobel Prize winning economist and Princeton professor. Better yet, host a debate between a liberal econmist, such as Krugman and a conservative one, such as Ben Stein.  Just don’t bring a polemist filmmaker with absolutely no credentials to speak on our economic system. We are college students; there should be some air of intellectualism in debate. GWU is good school; we should invite intelligent, accomplished scholars, not radical ideologues.
Come on College Democrats, you can do better than that.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GW YAF Blog


GWYAF Appears in Fox Forum

September 23, 2009

President Travis Korson and Director of Press Joe Naron have taken thier protest against campus bias nationally.  Read thier Fox Forum opinion piece which touches upon Commencent Bias, noting the “Service for Speech” pledge the administration is using to further their liberal agenda.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/09/23/uwire-michelle-obama-false-volunteerism/?storytab=story-detail


GW-YAF Reacts

September 21, 2009

Read GW YAF’s article in today’s Hatchet and get our true stance on Mrs. Obama’s initiative.  We clearly outline our position, but remain committed to allowing students to opt out, as well as stand by our request to deduct our hours.

http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/09/21/Opinions/Young.Americas.Foundation.First.Ladys.Community.Service.Is.AgendaDriven-3777786.shtml?reffeature=htmlemailedition


Irving Kristol (1920-2009)

September 21, 2009

The “Godfather” of Neo-Conservatism

The GW Young America’s Foundation would like to pay tribute and honor the passing of Irving Kristol (1920-2009). Kristol was a highly influential columnist, intellectual, and essayist. He is widely regarded as the godfather of “Neoconservatism.” Kristol founded three important magazines–Encounter, The Public Interest, and The National Interest–and served as Henry Luce professor of urban values at New York University, a distinguished fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. His writing transformed American conservatism and popularized new ideas, such as supply-side economics, that formed the intellectual architecture of the Reagan Revolution.

Sam K. Theodosopoulos is the Editor-at-Large of the GW YAF Blog.


Same Sex marriage: An Issue Far From Being Over

September 14, 2009

GW YAF Blog Editor-at-Large Sam Theodosotpoulos is in today’s Hatchet countering claims from the left that same sex marriage is inevitable.

http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/09/14/Opinions/Debating.SameSex.Marriage.An.Issue.Far.From.Being.Over-3770488.shtml?reffeature=htmlemailedition


A Vast Community Service Conspiracy

September 14, 2009

In light of Michelle Obama’s recent offer to GW students (http://blogs.gwhatchet.com/newsroom/2009/09/11/first-lady-offers-service-challenge-may-be-commencement-speaker/), I believe I speak for all conservatives at GW University when I say that I have a request; decline Michelle Obama’s offer to speak at commencement, or please don’t count our service hours toward the 100,000 hour goal she has established.  

Now this is not to say that we do not promote community service or want to see GW as a school have a low amount of community service hours. On the contrary, we encourage community service but do not want it politicized and we believe it should be done for the sake of itself, not to promote any other end.

This is a very presumptuous action by GW and assumes that the entire GW community would support Michelle Obama as our commencement speaker.  I assure you this is not the case.  On the contrary, I believe some may want thier hours not going towards this end and perhaps deducted from the total of the first Lady’s target hours.

Therefore GW, as an active member in the community, a Conservative and a patriot, please don’t push your agenda upon us conservatives by politicizing community service and forcing Michelle Obama upon my campus.