Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- PODCAST: Charlie Kirk and Brent Hamachek on Time for a Turning Point - February 14, 2017
- Yes, New York Times Commenter Maggie Mae, ‘The Heartland’ Matters - January 9, 2017
- The Year in Climate Realism: A Review of 2016 - January 6, 2017
What a treat! Director of Communications Jim Lakely speaks with brave and effective champions of liberty Charlie Kirk and Brent Hamachek, co-authors of the book Time for a Turning Point. Kirk is the founder of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. Hamachek is on Turning Point USA’s Board of Advisors.
Lakely, Kirk, and Hamachek talk about the impact Turning Point USA has had on more than a thousand college campuses across the country, including the intimidation against and official opposition to the formation of a chapter at Santa Clara University. They also discuss the election of Donald Trump, how to communicate the principles of liberty to Millennials, and the appalling lack of knowledge in that generation about the murderous history of global communism.
Lakely spoke to Kirk and Hamachek a few hours before Heartland hosted a standing-room-only event in its Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center, which you can watch at this link. Below, watch Charlie Kirk on Fox News talking about the heroes at Turning Point USA’s struggle establishing a chapter at Santa Clara University.
The chapter was rejected from official recognition because some students don’t “feel safe” about an organization that stands for the Constitution and free enterprise. As Charlie notes, one of the Santa Clara founders is Hispanic. And, yet, the diversity cult of publicly paid faculty members attended the meeting to ensure Turning Point USA would be silenced … because the university doesn’t really embrace diversity, at least of thought.