Kathy Zhu, Conservapedia, and Politics as Social Clubs

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Recently, right-wing commentator and former Miss World America Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) burned down social media with her controversial statements about the state of modern conservatism in politics.

Zhu tweeted, “You don’t have to be traditional to believe in freedom and liberty. You can go to EDM concerts, you can smoke weed, you can own 6 cats, you can have colored hair, you can have piercings/tattoos, you can be vegan, you can care about the environment. It’s cool to be a conservative.”

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Interview: YAL VP Justin Greiss Talks Operation Win at the Door

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Derrell McIver | @BenjaminDMyles1

Justin Greiss (@LibertyGreiss) is the Vice President of Grassroots at Young Americans for Liberty. After quickly moving up the ranks in the student organization, Greiss took a hiatus to serve on Rand Paul’s presidential campaigns, as well as his Senatorial re-election campaigns. Then, after that election, Justin Greiss returned to Young Americans for Liberty and began building what would soon become Operation Win at the Door. Ultimately, Operation Win at the Door officially launched in the 2018 primary cycle. Justin Greiss discusses Operation Win at the Door with 71Republic Contributor Derrel McIver.

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Niccolò Machiavelli: A Surprising Defender of Freedom

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Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

When you hear the name Niccolò Machiavelli, you probably think of a man who advocated for tyranny. You probably think he was a man who advocated for leaders to become tyrants with no morals. In fact, the term “Machiavellian” has become pseudonymous with a schemer who believes the ends justify the means. In literature, he’s the manipulative character who schemes against people for his own gain by any means necessary.

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Dan Crenshaw: The Future of Conservatism

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Jack Parkos | @laissez_faire76

President Donald Trump has been described by many Republicans as the best leader since Reagan. Trump has lead a strong movement since he announced his campaign in 2016. He is building a strong race into the 2020 election. But what about after the 2020 election? What happens in 2024 or even further in the future? Who will be the next leader of the GOP? What is the future of the conservative movement? The answer may be staring us in the face: Dan Crenshaw.

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Turning Point USA Is a Threat to the Left – and the Right

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Dylan Palmer | @dylanpalmer22

There’s no question about it. Turning Point USA, the brainchild of Charlie Kirk, is one of the most successful youth-centered political advocacy movements of the decade. This conservative non-profit has hundreds of chapters based in both public and private high schools and universities across the country. The organization is serving, presumably tens, if not hundreds of thousands of young conservatives. This would seem a boon to all right-wingers, as the youth vote is a demographic conservatives have historically struggled with. Getting young people to engage with conservative ideas is doubtless a good idea for conservatives, but Turning Point is going about it the wrong way.

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