I Spent 3 Days at the Values Voter Summit And All I Got Was This Swag Bag Full of Crazy

This weekend I endured three days of the Values Voter Summit, where I leaped outside my comfort zone for the sake of American Journalism. I did a number of things I had never done before: I ate a lemon bar; I initiated conversations with strangers; I stared Ted Cruz in the face and didn’t immediately contract a…

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Here's How Fringe Republicans Are Being Taught to Argue the 'Social Issues' With Liberals

Over the course of my three days at the Values Voter Summit, I encountered nearly-constant implicit racism and homophobia, from jokes to asides to the agendas attendees were promoting. But I never encountered any overt hatred. That is, until I attended the session “How to Argue the Social Issues with Liberals and…

Values Voter Summit Update: Rubio's Family Leave Plan and Cruz's Horror Show Stand Up Comedy

When I was walking around the different booths and spying on people who had friends yesterday, the whole Values Voter platform felt very niche. I was able to have a nice time joking around with vendors and making one friend because it was obvious that we were all individual people with different backgrounds and nobody…