Buckley College Essay Contest: 1st Place Winner

This semester, the Buckley Program held a college essay contest with the topic: If you could propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be? The following essay by Jeffrey Hendricks, a senior in Silliman College, won 1st place.  Political observers understand the difficulty of amending the U.S. Constitution. A two-thirds majority of both congressional... Continue Reading →

Buckley College Essay Contest: 2nd Place Winner

This semester, the Buckley Program held a college essay contest with the topic: If you could propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be? The following essay by Noah Daponte-Smith, a senior in Berkeley College, won 2nd place.  In 1913, after winning the approval of three-quarters of the state legislatures, the Constitution was amended... Continue Reading →

Interview with Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham

On September 13th, the Buckley Program hosted a conversation with Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham on their book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun). Ham is a CNN contributor and moderated a 2016 Republican Primary debate. Benson is a frequent Fox News contributor... Continue Reading →

Of Judges and Justice with Michael Mukasey

By: Zach Young Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey came to speak at a Firing Line Debate on "Privacy and Security in a Digital World" hosted by the Buckley Program on April 20th, 2017.  Michael Mukasey spoke in sharp, measured utterances. The one-time US Attorney General, district court chief judge, and fast-rising federal prosecutor now practices law at Debevoise &... Continue Reading →

Interview with Charles C. W. Cooke, Editor of National Review Online

By: Emily Reinwald This interview with Charles C. W. Cooke was conducted before his discussion at the Buckley Program’s dinner seminar on Thursday, February 16th. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited from a longer interview. Mr. Cooke is the editor of National Review Online. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the... Continue Reading →

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