February 24th, at the Pyle Recreation Center at Rural/Southern, please join us to listen to speaker Donald Critchlow. 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Bring your questions and don’t forget that there is a TRW – After Hours discussion planned after the meeting. Meet us at Spokes on Southern at McClintock/Southern (just down the street from the meeting) to discuss what we learned and thought of the speaker, as well as to give us some social time with other members of the club. We will be there right after the meeting and at least until 10PM.
Critchlow is the author of six books, a textbook, and twelve edited books:
- When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Changed American Politics (New York: Cambridge University Press, in press 2013).
- The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press,2007; Expanded and Revised edition, Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2011)
- Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman’s Crusade (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005)
- Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
- Studebaker: The Life and Death of an American Corporation (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996)
- The Brookings Institution: 1916-1952: Expertise in a Democratic Society (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois Press, 1984)
- Debating the Conservative Movement (co-authored with Nancy MacLean) (Lantham, Maryland: Rowman and Littfield Publishers, 2009
Critchlow was born in Pasadena, California in 1948, and graduated from Maryville High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1968 and received his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1978) from the University of California, Berkeley. Critchlow was an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, before moving to Saint Louis University inSt. Louis, Missouri as a professor of history. In the fall of 2010 he accepted a distinguished professorship, the Barry Goldwater Chair of American Institutions, at Arizona State University.
He is founding president on the Institute for Political History, a non-profit education foundation that sponsors the Policy History Conference, graduate travel awards, and other academic and historical projects.
Don’t forget that the Tempe Tea Party meets this Tuesday at 6:30, at the Pyle Center 655 E Southern Ave. Be sure to check out their meetings and check out their website: http://tempeteaparty.org/
Have a conservative group that Tempe residents would be interested in? Let us know and we will post your meetings on our site and Facebook page.
TRW is asking all attending our next meeting to bring some travel sized mouthwash and eye drops as donations for Packages from Home. You can find these at the Dollar Store or at Target/Wal-Mart. We will be collecting at the door.
For more information of how you can help this great organization, please visit their website at http://www.packagesfromhome.org/
- The government shutdown ended in October with a Continuing Resolution (CR) that funded the government through January 15. With that date approaching, the House passed a short-term CR that will fund the government through Saturday to avoid another shutdown while a larger, omnibus spending bill is negotiated that will fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the short-term CR this evening.
- The omnibus spending bill will have 12 parts; the omnibus will be a comprehensive package of 12 different spending bills. Lumping 12 spending bills into one huge bill–that currently stretches to 1,582 pages– allows for two things: first, political cover for lawmakers who have inserted pork projects in the bill, because it is so large no one will really read it until after it has passed; and second, such a big spending package mitigates the opportunity for lawmakers to debate the merits and demerits of certain provisions that deserve to be debated, like funding for Head Start.
- The omnibus spending bill is expected to cost $1.012 trillion. However, as Romina Boccia at the Heritage Foundation pointed out last week:
“The Ryan-Murray budget deal increases spending by $45 billion above the spending caps agreed to in 2011 by a bipartisan majority. While this new spending level presents the upper limit, it would be close to a miracle if Congress spent any less than the $1.012 trillion included in the budget deal. Instead, it is more likely that Congress will try to spend even more by exploiting budget gimmicks.”
- According to the budget deal that passed last month setting spending at $1.012 for 2014, $491.7 billion will be dedicated to domestic spending and $520.5 billion will be dedicated to defense spending. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the bill also will include $92 billion in emergency funds for potential crises overseas. How the spending in those categories will be allocated exactly depends on how that money is appropriated.
We’re back! It’s a new year and we have a lot of great things lined up. So don’t miss the first meeting of the year and come prepared with your questions for our guest speaker, Tom Horne.
Pyle Adult Recreation Center – 6:30 PM til 8:30 – January 27th
TRW will have a packing party at Packages from Home on Saturday, January 18.
Meet at the Pyle Center at 10 am, and we will carpool. (Correction, the meeting place has changed. Please email email@example.com for directions to the new meeting spot if you planned to carpool.) Items needed for the soldiers are: 2 oz size Tobasco sauce, individual packets of powdered drink mixes, and foot powder. Money is always welcome! It costs $14.85 for each box to be mailed. Hope to see you on January 18! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
From their website – “Packages from Home is one of the organizations listed and recognized by the Department of Defense to send care packages in support of our troops. We have been featured on many Military related websites, such as The Military Report and America Supports You. Sometimes people ask us for names of soldiers to whom they can send packages on their own. However, to ensure the security of our Military we cannot release the names or addresses of any armed forces personnel in our database. In fact, even on this website you will see them referred to by only part of their name. If you are outside Arizona and want to support our great Military, we recommend you visit the America Supports You website. As part of the Department of Defense, the website gives many examples of ways to show your support for our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors, Guardsmen, and Reservists.
Whether you are in Arizona or in another state, we hope you can find it in your heart to give a little back to our proud troops still serving abroad and our veterans..
Founder of Packages From Home”
Check out these excellent representatives of their respective parties have a civil, intelligent, and educated debate. There’s no hyperbole, no “sound byte politics”, no ridiculousness. Great job guys. There is hope for the future yet.
Also be sure to head over and like ASU Republicans Facebook page where you can find out about upcoming events. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASU-College-Republicans/101395736588046
From Independent Women’s Voice -
“Have you had your health insurance plan cancelled by ObamaCare?
I have. Check it out:
You can find my letter and others at our new website, MyCancellation.com.
We know that ObamaCare is causing this happen to people all across America — your family, your friends, your co-workers, your employees. Maybe even you.
Take a picture of yourself with your cancellation letter and send it to us at email@example.com. (Don’t worry — we’ll make sure you keep all of your private information private! Who do you think we are? The government?)
Let Washington see the faces of all the people who were told they could keep their plan if they liked it, who really can’t. All thanks to ObamaCare.
Senior Policy Analyst
Independent Women’s Voice”
We all know how challenging social life can be when your friends, maybe even your family, don’t agree with you on – frankly – ANYTHING political.
Whether at the dinner table or sitting at your favorite local hangout, no matter what anyone says to the contrary, politics does and will come up in conversation. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to enjoy an evening out with people who think like you do?
If you are looking for casual political conversations with a distinctly conservative bent, then come join us for our first ever TRW After Hours event.
You do not have to be a member to attend, you do not have to RSVP, you do not have to donate or buy a raffle ticket. There are no scheduled speakers, but candidates and officials are more than welcome to join in for the fun. Just bring yourself and a friend if you think they would enjoy it.
Conversation is open to all topics, there is no agenda.
This month, we will be at Spokes on Southern from 6PM until 9PM on Friday the 15th and again on Monday the 18th from 9PM until 11PM (right after our meeting at the Pyle Center).
We look forward to seeing you there!