I Stand with #TakeTheKnee

KEVIN LEVY, PUSHING FORWARD Betsy Ross is often credited with stitching the first American flag that flew in the American Revolutionary War. Throughout the centuries, that great flag and its many variants would be flown on Government buildings, military bases, personal homes, and car dealerships around the world. Recently, the subject of flag protests has …

How Democrats Can Fix a Broken Message and Heal a Broken Party

KEVIN ROSE, PUSHING FORWARD As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill following their August recess, all eyes are sharply focused on a Republican majority enveloped in chaos. Scrambling to tackle heavy legislative challenges such as preventing a default on the debt and providing billions of dollars worth of aid for the storm-torn areas left in the …

A Conservative Critique of the Liberal Critiques of Trump’s DACA Critique

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN Over at The American Interest, my friend Jason Willick made a strong case that the left’s condemnations of President Trump’s DACA rescindment did not so much resemble courageous acts of statecraft- “public-spirited representatives bargaining for partial victories”- as they resembled a hyper-partisan chest-thumping contest, full of “maximalist factional leaders performing …

Sunset in Korea

HEBERTO LIMAS-VILLERS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN A week ago, North Korea successfully gained the world’s attention again after testing a hydrogen bomb eliminating any doubts the country is a nuclear power. While there are questions as to its efficacy in delivering these weapons, the United States and the regional actors involved must once more deal with …

The Necessity of Free College in America

CRYSTAL FORETIA, PUSHING FORWARD As summer winds down, students across the country are feeling the pressure of coming back to school. While high school seniors prepare their college applications, their collegiate counterparts worry about graduating on time and entering the workforce. But the two groups have one large concern in common: money. Even while college …

Trump Plays to His Base, Often at the Expense of the Nation

BRANDON COLLIGAN, PUSHING FORWARD Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that the President would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and that Congress would have six months to find an alternative to the policy. This sudden reversal of U.S immigration policy, which aimed to give citizenship to formally immigrant children, was a shock …

Parallel Lives of Huntsman & Rockefeller

LUKE PHILLIPS, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN Word on the street in Utah has it that the Beehive State’s favorite living son, former Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr., will undergo his confirmation hearing for the Russian Ambassadorship very soon, possibly arriving in Moscow as early as mid-September. When he gets there, Huntsman will be adding another distinguished …

Pardoning Arpaio: Another Indication of Authoritarianism

CHRIS DESETT, PUSHING FORWARD Well, he has done it again. The President of the United States, sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution and the rule of law, looked our democratic norms in the face, and said “Bite me.” While it is the President’s prerogative to issue pardons and to commute federal sentences, the way …

Ending DACA is Economically and Morally Wrong

ALEX CRAWFORD, PUSHING FORWARD Once again, Donald Trump has made the wrong decision. Reports surfaced yesterday that the President has decided to end Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects people who were brought to this country illegally by their parents. Even after he said he “love[s] the DREAMers.” The DACA program allows …

Speaking Up

BENJAMIN RAJADURAI, THE MILLENNIAL REPUBLICAN As an American and the son of Indian immigrants, I’ve failed my community by staying silent. I’ve failed my party by staying quiet about racial issues that I clearly see. Simply put, I did a disservice to the conservative movement by shoving my experiences under the rug. Today, I speak …