In April, Michelle Malkin, Michael Reagan, Ben Stein, David Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Jonah Goldberg traveled the country as part of Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan 100 Lecture Series.The program—generously sponsored by the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation—ensures that Ronald Reagan’s ideas are understood and embraced by the next generation of young people.
Michelle Malkin spoke to more than 500 students and community members at Marquette University in Wisconsin. Attendance was strong despite leftists tearing down flyers to keep others from learning about the event.
Ben Stein addressed more than 450 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During his speech, Stein criticized Keynesian economics, noting that it had failed during the Great Depression and the same policies should not have been used in the stimulus package supported by Barack Obama.
Best-selling author and National Journalism Center alumna Ann Coulter skewered liberal foreign policies which drew laughter and applause from her audience at The George Washington University. She quipped,“The only good thing about liberals being involved in foreign policy is keeping them out of domestic policy.”
Michael Reagan spoke to more than 300 high school students at Providence Academy in Minnesota. Other Reagan 100 lectures in April included speeches by Jonah Goldberg at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and David Limbaugh’s address at St. Louis University in Missouri.
Other prominent Foundation speakers reached thousands of enthusiastic audiences in April. Steve Forbes addressed more than 2,000 students and community members at Harding University, and Mike Huckabee spoke to 3,000 at the University of the Cumberlands. In addition, Karl Rove addressed 750 and 450 students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Fordham University, respectively, and business leader and activist Herman Cain drew more than 250 young people at Purdue University. Foundation Vice President Kate Obenshain spoke to students at the University of Missouri and at James Madison University and Foundation Vice President Patrick Coyle spoke at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
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