Taylor James

Taylor James has 6 articles published.

Taylor is a student at Transylvania University, where he first developed an interest in politics and activism. He has worked on state and senatorial campaigns and is a member of several right-wing organizations.
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Amash Ends Presidential Exploratory Committee: “I Will Not Be A Candidate”

After a three week presidential exploratory committee, Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has ruled out a Libertarian Party presidential bid. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash said. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Keep Reading

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Amash Polling At Just 5%, Lower Than Gary Johnson In 2016

The first major national poll to include prospective Libertarian Party candidate Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) appears to show Amash doing worse than 2016 Libertarian nominee Gov. Gary Johnson (L-NM), according to the Monmouth University Polling Institute. The results show Amash polling at a mere 5% in a three-way race against Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump polls at 40% and Biden at 47% in the same poll. By comparison, Johnson polled at 11% in Monmouth’s equivalent Spring 2016 poll, and subsequently declined in the polls as voters consolidated behind the major party nominees in the 2016… Keep Reading

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Amash Condemns Protesters For Exerting 2nd Amendment Rights

Prospective Libertarian Party presidential candidate Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has condemned anti-lockdown protesters for “bearing weapons” during their protest at the Michigan state capitol, in a Sunday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “When we protest, we have to do it in a way that is appropriate,” Amash said. “I think it’s a terrible idea to come into the Capitol with weapons, bearing weapons, knowing that it might be perceived as some form of intimidation towards legislators – I denounce those things.” Keep Reading

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Amash: “I’m Not Opposed” To UN, It’s a “Positive Venue”

Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI) has stated he is not opposed to the United Nations  (UN) and other globalist institutions, describing it as a “positive venue” for U.S. global engagement, in a Friday interview with Reason. “I’m not opposed to bodies where countries from around the world come and meet like the UN and can engage and discuss things,” Amash told Reason‘s Nick Gillespie.  “That doesn’t mean that we should give those bodies authority over U.S. citizens to decide laws for our people, but it does mean that these can be positive venues where countries can come together and hash things… Keep Reading

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Supreme Court Declines Rand Paul Attacker’s Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined an appeal made by Rene Boucher, a man who brutally attacked Rand Paul in 2017, after the 6th Court of Appeals declared his initial District Court sentence too lenient, the Washington Examiner reports. Boucher had petitioned the Supreme Court for a review of the case after the Court of Appeals had made clear he may be facing more jail time than he had expected, arguing that this constituted double jeopardy. Keep Reading

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Mulvaney Aides Leave West Wing Following Meadows Shake-Up

Several top aides to former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have been shifted out of the West Wing following the ascension of new White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Many believed Meadows would serve as a continuation of Mulvaney’s tenure, given the close relationship between the two men as co-founders of the powerful House Freedom Caucus, which represents fiscally conservative and libertarian-leaning members of Congress. However, so far, Meadows appears to have made a break from Mulvaney, reshuffling several of his staff. The Hill reports that Emma Doyle, a long-time Mulvaney ally and formerly Principal Deputy White… Keep Reading

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