The World Mourns Nelson Mandela, dead at 95

The World Mourns Nelson Mandela, dead at 95
BREAKING NEWS: In our culture, there are very few names that instantly sear an image of true liberty into one’s soul: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln… and, for sure, Nelson Mandela. Mandela, a political prisoner who was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing Apartheid, has died at the age of 95. He was also South Africa’s... Read more »

The Life and Times of a Young Republican is BACK from hiatus!

I greet all my dear listeners with kindness and compassion during this Holiday season! I’m here to announce that The Life and Times of a Young Republican, a blog by Steven Krage, is back from hiatus! My last post was sometime last year and today, after reexamining some priorities, I have decided to return to... Read more »

Ayn Rand's Objectivism vs. KONY 2012

Ayn Rand's Objectivism vs. KONY 2012
To preface, do I really need to explain what KONY 2012 is? We’ve seen it constantly plastered on Facebook and on the news, or we’ve seen the video (or about as much of it as we can stomach. I for sure am not going to even link to that video. You’ll see why.) But, the other half... Read more »
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"The Blueprint of Sin"

"The Blueprint of Sin"
Every now and then, a phrase pops up in our everyday lives that causes us to put everything aside and focus on the gravity of what was said. That being said, even fictional vehicles have the opportunity to set the mind reeling. This afternoon, on a well-deserved and so far well-spent day off from school,... Read more »

Lovesick/Anti-Love or "Cupid with a Needle"

Lovesick/Anti-Love or "Cupid with a Needle"
When one thinks of Love, they usually don’t picture Cupid as a junkie. They think of that silly little cherub reposing on a cloud and shooting his brilliant little arrows at unknowing mortals who are searching for some divine intervention to a very human problem: What to do with love? In the Broadway show Women... Read more »

Whitney Houston, Singer, Dead at 48

Whitney Houston, Singer, Dead at 48
Whitney Houston, singer and performer, is dead at 48, of causes unknown. Whitney Houston has found her place with God now. She was a very misled and flawed human being, but her voice brought hope and joy to millions of fans. My prayers are with her family, and I know she’s next to God now,... Read more »
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Hero for the Common Race

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Hero for the Common Race
(I wrote this essay for a recent Scholarship application for my College, and since I didn’t get the Scholarship, I decided to let the essay live on, so all of you could read it! I decided to post it today to honor Dr. King’s memory, and show that despite all the terrible things that are... Read more »

Happy New Year from Steven, the Young Republican (and Patsy and Edina, of course!)

Happy New Year from Steven, the Young Republican (and Patsy and Edina, of course!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL! I truly cherish each and every one of you, and wish you nothing but the best for this year. May all your wishes come true, and may you live to be the best self you can be. Only when you embrace your true self can you become the... Read more »

Cardinal Francis George on the Gay Rights Movement: "Something like the Ku Klux Klan"

Cardinal Francis George on the Gay Rights Movement: "Something like the Ku Klux Klan"
In the Battle of the Catholic Church versus Homosexuality, the war rages onward. For years the Church has had an open and firm view on the Gay Rights Movement, but never before has one member of the clergy stood up in so courageous a way as Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. According to the Chicago... Read more »
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A Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Carol!

A Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Carol!
Watching Martha Stewart today, I was suddenly inspired to write a Thanksgiving Carol about her! There are very few poems, songs, etc… about Thanksgiving, so I decided to write one about the Patron Saint of Thanksgiving, Martha Stewart! Martha is truly the Santa of Thanksgiving! (Rhyme Scheme is a bit odd, but I wanted to... Read more »