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March 10, 2005 - Steven Milloy, JunkScience.com

February 10, 2005 Henry Stern, the former Commissioner of Parks under Mayor Giuliani, addressed the Club.

January 13, 2005 Joel Mowbray of National Review spoke with the Club about international affairs and his experiences in covering the State Department.

December 9, 2004 Dick Morris gave the Club his keen insights about current political happenings, the Ukraine election and some future possibilities.

November 11, 2004 Mark Molesky, author of the book Our Oldest Enemy, A History of America's Disastrous Relationship with France, addressed the Club. He discussed the impact of these international relations on the Presidential election and the future for America's relations with France and our other pseudo-allies - including what will happen in the Middle East with the passing of Arafat.

October 14, 2004 The last meeting before the election featured state and federal candidates running for office, who talked about their campaigns and what they are doing to help turn out the vote for George W. Bush. The Club also had a special presentation on the municipal elections of 2005.

September 9, 2004 WABC Radio Host Steve Malzberg spoke with the Club about the upcoming election and other news of the day.

August 12, 2004 Tony Coles, who served for eight years in the Giuliani administration, his last two as Deputy Mayor for Planning, Education and Cultural Affairs, addressed the Club. As a close advisor to the Mayor, he was responsible for overseeing key initiatives to improve the quality of life and economic health of New York City. Coles was at the Mayor’s side during the attack on the World Trade Center and dealt with the complex aftermath confronting New York City.

July 8, 2004 Thomas Lipscomb, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and President of the Center for a Digital Future, talked with the Club about a recent series of columns he authored exposing John Kerry's real war record and other Kerry hypocrisies, as well as the role of the media in politics.

June 10, 2004 Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, one of Washington's most powerful advocacy and public policy organizations - and a top advisor for the Bush administration, spoke with the Club.

May 13, 2004 John Podhoretz, NY Post columnist and author of the book "Bush Country: How Dubya Became a Great President While Driving Liberals Insane," spoke with the Club about the upcoming election and current political climate.

April 8, 2004 Ed Rollins, former campaign manager for Reagan/Bush '84 and for Christie Whitman's race for Governor of New Jersey, aadressed the Club. Mr. Rollins offered his insights on the current political scene. We also heard from Mark Smith about his new book, The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, which was released from Regnery Publishing.

March 11, 2004 Kellyanne Conway, President and CEO of the polling company, a Washington DC-based market research and consulting firm that includes among its many clients some of the top Republican officials in the country, spoke with the Club. A "fully-recovered attorney," she is one of the most recognizable political pundits on television and can often be seen or heard on just about every major network and radio program.

February 12, 2004 Carl Limbacher, Newsmax.com editor and author of Hillary's Scheme, spoke with the Club about the current political scene and how the Clintons are scheming to get back into the White House.

January 8, 2004 Niger Innis, Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and media commentator, spoke with the Club. Mr. Innis is fast becoming one of the most prominent black conservatives on the national political scene.

December 11, 2003 Dick Morris, founder of Vote.com, author of numerous books, Fox News commentator, NY Post columnist and former political guru, spoke about the 2004 Presidential election, gave his analysis of the political scene, and gave his opinion on "will she or won't she" Hillary's chances of becoming President someday.

November 13, 2003 Dr. Jay Golub, co-founder of the Urban Republican PAC. Dr. Golub gave a summary of the 2003 elections and laid out a course for urban republicans to follow to become more successful in areas like New York City.

October 9, 2003 JP Avlon, columnist for the NY Sun and former commissioner in the Giuliani administration, spoke about how the Republican Party can and should impact municipal elections in NYC, and will give his review of how well Mayor Bloomberg has performed as the successor to the Giuliani legacy.

September 11, 2003 To mark the second anniversary of 9/11, Frank Gaffney Jr., founder and President of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy , addressed the Club. Mr. Gaffney is one of the nation's leading experts on world terrorism and frequently advises the White House on issues of national security. He spoke about the state of world terrorism and our readiness for future potential attacks.

August 14, 2003 Cancelled due to the blackout of 2003.

July 10, 2003 Former Congressman, Deputy Mayor and Mayoral candidate Herman Badillo spoke with the Club.

June 12, 2003 Dr. Herb London, President of the Hudson Institute & the John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, addressed the Club. Dr. London has run for Mayor of NY City, Governor of NY State, and lost his race for NYS Comptroller in one of the closest statewide elections in NY history. In his race for governor in 1990 on the Conservative Party line he garnered more votes than any third party candidate in state history.

April 10, 2003 The NY Young Republican Club presented a panel discussion:

America and the New World Order: How the liberation of Iraq will affect our relations with the Europe and the Middle East and what how these changing relationships will influence the War on Terror

Andrew Stuttaford, Contributing Editor, National Review

Gary Gambil, Editor, Middle East Intelligence Bulletin, Middle East Forum

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Skelly, National Association of Scholars

March 13, 2003 William Tucker of the New York Post addressed the Club about current events in New York City and future financial prospects in the City.

February 13, 2003 Walter K. Olson, well-known commentator on American government, law and politics — and Manhattan Institute Scholar, spoke with the Club. Mr. Olson is author of two widely acclaimed books: "The Litigation Explosion", which sparked a national debate in the early 90's about the excesses of our legal system, and "The Excuse Factory", a critique of litigation in the workplace.

January 9, 2003 Pat DiNizio, lead singer of the Smithereens, spoke with the Club. Mr. DiNizio is part of a very select group in the entertainment community (which includes Charlton Heston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ted Nugent, and at one time, of course, Ronald Reagan) thanks to his support of conservative and libertarian ideas.

December 12, 2002 Adam Barsky, former New York City Budget Director for Mayor Giuliani addressed the club about NYC's current fiscal dilemma and what can be done to avert a crisis.

November 14, 2002 Syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock spoke to the Club about how Republicans are too nice for their own good. Many people have referred to politics as "war by other means." Murdock talked about how Republicans across the United States have unilaterally disarmed in this ongoing fight, and play by rules that are not to their advantage.

October 10, 2002 Heather MacDonald spoke with the Club about why US Intelligence services failed to prevent the September 11 attack, and how we can rebuild our intelligence capability. After her talk, she signed copies of her new book, The Burden of Bad Ideas, which details the effects of the sixties' counterculture's destructive march through America's institutions.

September 12, 2002 Lawrence Kudlow, Co-Host of CNBC's "Kudlow & Cramer" Show and renowned former Reagan Administration Economist, spoke with the Club about current events, the fallacies of "conventional wisdom" and what to look for in the upcoming elections and the ongoing war against terrorists.

August 8, 2002 New York Sun columnist Alicia Colon, who has written a number of pieces criticizing the NY Republican Party for not holding true to its stated goal of diversity and not embracing the big-tent mentality of the national GOP, addressed the Club. She writes, on the one hand, that the NY Republican Party is closed to pro-life conservatives, and on the other to minority candidates that offer an opportunity to party-build and attract minority voters.

July 11, 2002 E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute Center for Civic Innovation and head of New York Fiscal Watch, which is dedicated to following tax and spend trends in New York City and State, addressed the Club. Mr. McMahon talked about these trends and outlined what reforms are needed to keep both the City and State from heading into fiscally dangerous territory.

June 13, 2002 Bret Schundler, former Mayor Jersey City, NJ & candidate for Governor of New Jersey (2001) spoke with the Club about the current state of politics and the Republican Party.

May 9, 2002 Dr. Herb London, President of the Hudson Institute, and former candidate for Mayor of NYC and Governor and Comptroller of NYS, spoke to the Club about recent developments in the Middle East.

April 11, 2002 Dick Morris, President of Vote.com, best-selling author, political commentator, NY Post columnist and Fox News contributor, spoke with the Club about his experiences and observations of the political scene.

March 14, 2002 Seth Lipsky & Ira Stoll, NY Sun spoke with the club about the upcoming debut of the Sun.

February 13, 2002 Tony Coles, former NYC Deputy Mayor for Planning, Education and Cultural Affairs, addressed the Club.

January 10, 2002 Robert George, member of the editorial board of the New York Post, spoke with the Club about current political events in the city and nation.

December 13, 2001 William McGowan, author of Coloring the News, a ground-breaking book on liberal bias in the media, spoke with the Club.

November 8, 2001 Niger Innis, National Spokesman, Congress of Racial Equality and one of America's most visible Black Conservatives appearing regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and ABC addressed the Club.

October 11, 2001 John Podhoretz, nationally syndicated columnist & a founder of the Weekly Standard, discussed current New York City political events, the upcoming mayoral election and world events, including the recent terrorism attacks and our nation's military response.

September 13 2001 Regular meeting postponed. The NYYRC held an evening of consolation and togetherness in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

August 9 2001 Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, spoke with the Club about various local and national political issues, including the NYC Mayoral race and why he considered, then decided against, running for that office himself.

July 12 2001 Russ Smith, editor of the New York Press and writer of the weekly MUGGER column, spoke with the Club about the current state of the GOP.

June 14 2001 Harry Binswanger, Ph.D, Director of the Objectivist Graduate Center, where he also teaches philosophy, addressed the Club. He was an associate of Ayn Rand and is editor of The Ayn Rand Lexicon and the revised edition of Ayn Rand's Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. He is the author of The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts and the founding editor/publisher of The Objectivist Forum.

May 10 2001 Steve Malzberg, radio talk show host at WABC Radio, discussed an array of current events with the Club, especially the relationship (or lack of one) between Conservatives and the media.

April 12 2001 Donald J. Boudreaux, President, Foundation for Economic Education addressed the Club. Dr. Boudreaux taught at Clemson University and George Mason University before joining FEE. His areas of expertise include antitrust law, law and economics, and the economics of regulation. His articles have appeared in numerous law reviews, economics journals, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Investor's Business Daily.

March 8 2001 Dr. Herb London, President & CEO of the Hudson Institute and John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University, ran for Governor of New York in 1990 as the Conservative Party candidate, receiving more votes than any 3rd party candidate in a governor's race to that time, addressed the Club. Dr. London has been a host of CNN's Crossfire, has worked as a syndicated columnist, created an NBC series entitled, "Myths That Rule America," served as chairman of the National Association of Scholars, and has written many notable books and articles.

February 8 2001 Special Tribute to Ronald Reagan in honor of his 90th birthday. The Club enjoyed video footage of some of President Reagan's finest moments, testimonials and special guests. We also raised money to benefit Alzheimers research, by raffling off some special Reagan memorabilia.

January 11 2001 Herman Badillo — Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York and considered to be a leading contender for the Republican nomination for Mayor in 2001 — addressed the club about recent elections and their impact on the future of the Republican Party in New York City.

December 14 2000 Dick Morris — author, political advisor & President of Vote.com — spoke with the club about the never-ending Presidential election, the elections just past, and what changes to expect in the next 4 - 8 years.

November 9 2000 Jim Powell, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and author of The Triumph of Liberty, which tells the story of liberty through the lives of more than 65 men and women who made crucial contributions to liberty during the past 2,000 years, addressed the club.

October 12 2000 Balint Vazsonyi, author of America's 30 Years War: Who Is Winning? and director of the Center for the American Founding, spoke with the club.

September 14 2000 James Glassman, author of "Dow 36,000" and host of TechCentralStation.com addressed the club.

August 10 2000 Sidney Zion, columnist for the New York Post, discussed the recent show at Camp David, the future prospects for Middle East peace, and how all this may affect Al Gore and Hillary Clinton in their runs for office.

July 13 2000 Alfred Kingon, former Ambassador and aide to President Reagan, discussed current political affairs, Republican prospects for November, and where the party should plan to go from here.

June 8 2000 Russ Smith, editor of New York Press & writer of the weekly MUGGER column, addressed the Club about a variety of issues — from how he became a Conservative to his insightful opinions regarding the current state of politics and the role of the media in politics.

May 11, 2000 David A. Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the Nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization spoke with the Club about the importance of the upcoming elections.

April 13, 2000 Grover Norquist, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Reform — the most powerful issue advocacy organization in Washington — addressed the Club.

March 9, 2000 Dennis Saffran, Executive Director of the Center for the Community Interest, spoke to the Club. CCI Is the common-sense counter to the ACLU on crime and quality-of-life issues.

February 10, 2000 Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, addressed the Club about the future of politics in the year 2000 and where the GOP is going.

January 13, 2000 Bob McManus, columnist and acting editorial page editor for the New York Post, spoke with the Club. For the last year, Mr. MaManus has been writing on the state of education in New York City, particularly on the scandals at the Board of Ed, including the attendance scandal. Mr. MaManus was partly responsible for the creation of the Moreland Commission appointed by Gov. Pataki to investigate these scandals.

December 8, 1999 Thomas Lipscomb, Chairman of Center for the Digital Future, addressed the Club about the Coming Digital Age and the role "Sillycon" Alley will play.

November 10, 1999 David Malpass of Bear Stearns addressed the club on the inner workings of the Federal Government, drawing on his previous experience working in many government positions.

October 13, 1999 The Club hosted a debate on whether free markets and individual liberties better foster fairness and equality in the United States than goverment programs and regulation. Participating in the debate were Niger Innis of CORE and Greg Rehmke of FEE on the right, and consultant Liz Abzug and Peter Noel of the Village Voice on the left. Moderating the debate was Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute.

September 8, 1999 Yehuda Ya'akov, Consul for Media and Public Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel in New York, spoke to the club about the current efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, as well as the Media's portrayal of the events and the players involved in the Middle East standoff. Mr. Ya'akov also discussed the role of the United States, and the Clinton Administration, in its attempts to broker a peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.

August 11, 1999 Robert Hornak, President of the Club, led a discussion on the future of the Young Republican movement.

July 14, 1999 Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan, President of the American Council on Science and Health, addressed the Club on "America's Health Priorities – Separating Public Health Ants from Public Health Elephants".

June 9, 1999 Niger Innis, National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, addressed the club on "The State of Race Relations in the US today".

May 12, 1999 Alfred H. Kingon, former United States Ambassador to the European Union and Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, addressed the club on the "Future of the Republican Party".

April 14, 1999 Nicholas J. Paradiso, Senior Research Associate for CHANGE-NY, spoke to the Club this month. CHANGE-NY is the largest statewide taxpayers organization in New York.

March 10, 1999 This month, our speaker was Dr. Raphael Israeli, a Senior Fellow at the Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. We discussed Islamic Fundamentalism in China and the Middle East, as well as the most recent developments in the Middle East Peace Process.

February 10, 1999 Peter Schwartz, author of "Return of the Primitive" and President of the Ayn Rand Institute, addressed the club. His book, which is a compilation of essays about environmentalism, feminism and muticulturalism, is the follow-up to the Ayn Rand book "The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution".

January 13, 1999 Beth Gilinsky, founder of the Jewish Action Alliance, addressed the club. The JAA, an all volunteer organization, is the nation's leading grassroots Jewish civil and human rights organization, and Ms. Gilinsky has been named one of the top Jewish leaders in America by the Forward, and the Jewish Week.

December 9, 1998 Roy Innis, National Chairman of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), spoke with the club. We discussed the needs of America's minorities, and how Republicans can improve (or begin) inner city outreach programs.

November 11, 1998 Ned Regan, former New York State Comptroller, addressed the club on the future of New York after Mayor Giuliani and Governor Pataki. Mr. Regan is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, a non-partisan, independently endowed research organization.

October 14, 1998 Lisa Schiffren, of the Independent Women's Forum, spoke to the club this month. Mrs. Schriffren was a speech writer for former Vice-President Dan Quayle, and was the author of his famous "Murphy Brown" speech. She is an author and a conservative activist for women's rights, and will speak about the current state of feminism as well as the Clinton scandals.

September 9, 1998 Walter Olson, well-known commentator on American government, law and politics, addressed the club. Mr. Olson is author of two widely acclaimed books: "The Litigation Explosion", which sparked a national debate in the early 90's about the excesses of our legal system, and "The Excuse Factory", a critique of litigation in the workplace.

August 26, 1998 Yehuda Ya'akov, Consul for Media and Public Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel in New York, spoke to the club about the current efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, as well as the Media's portrayal of the events and the players involved in the Middle East standoff. Mr. Ya'akov also discussed the role of the United States, and the Clinton Administration, in its attempts to broker a peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.

August 12, 1998 Kristin Kearns-Jordan, of the School Choice Scholarship Foundation, spoke about school choice initiatives and programs. The School Choice Scholarship Foundation holds a lottery every year for children in the poorest performing school districts, and awards 1000 scholarships to be used for private school tuition.

July 22, 1998 Lawrence Kudlow, a Former Director at the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration, addressed the club on Republican Politics of Growth. While working for Ronald Reagan as Director for Economics and Planning at OMB, Mr. Kudlow was engaged in the development of President Reagan's renowned economic and budget policies.

June 10, 1998 Richard Lowry, Editor of National Review magazine, addressed the club. National Review was instrumental in defining modern conservatism in the 1960's, and helped pave the way for the Reagan Revolution.

May 27, 1998 Dr. Andrew Bernstein spoke as a representative of the Ayn Rand Institute for the Advancement of Objectivism. Dr, Bernstein is a writer and Professor of Philosophy specializing in ethics, the history of western philosophy, and the application of philosophy to thematic analyses of literary works. He is the author of the "Teacher's Guide to The Fountainhead", published in 1987. Dr Bernstein has extensive teaching experience in philosophy and literature at both the high school and college level, and has taught courses on Objectivism at the New School for Social Research. Dr Bernstein will present an introduction to Objectivist philosophy. This philosophy was conceived by Ayn Rand, one of this centuries greatest thinkers, whose ideas are carried on by the institute named for her. The main construct of Objectivism is absolute Capitalism, which has never been achieved by any society, but, which we may someday move closer to if we can learn to incorporate the principles of Objectivism into our political discourse.

April 22, 1998 Andrew W. Hazlett, Acting Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Judicial Studies, addressed the club on the history of the Manhattan Institute, the influence the Institute had on developing welfare reform and the policies that brought historic crime reduction to NYC, and issues currently being researched at the Institute.

March 25, 1998 Alfred Kingon, former United States Ambassador to the European Union, addressed the club.While in Washington, Mr. Kingon also was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Planning and Communications, and Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of the Cabinet.

February 25, 1998 John Podhoretz, Editorial Page Editor of the New York Post, addressed the club.Mr. Podhoretz is a veteran journalist and former presidential speech writer.


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Thursday, July 14
Guest Speaker:
Nicole Gelinas, a contributing editor at the Manhattan Institute's City Journal. She will bring her sharp wit and insights to bear onto the mayoral race and local issues.
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