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Open a new Think Tank on Capitol Hill?

17 Aug

A 7 bedroom, 7 bath former dormitory for Appalachian State University’s semester in Washington program is for sale for just under $2 million.

Thomas Peters, National Organization for Marriage activist, tragedy and recovery

30 Jun
I’d blogged/vlogged about a debate between conservatives and libertarians on gay marriage held a few years back by America’s Future Foundation.

Always enjoying a bit of humor, I’d pointed out that the heterosexual conservatives in the debate were prettier than the gay libertarians they were debating.  Particularly Thomas Peters, the owner of the American Papist blog.  (I’m not alone in publishing writing mentioning that Mr. Peters is good looking.)

I was saddened to learn recently that Peters is now largely paralyzed, having had a tragic swimming accident.

I am also told that he continues to lobby on Capitol Hill and reportedly now has more access than ever.  Previously liberal Congressional offices would refuse him entry or make no time to speak to him.  Now they are afraid of someone tweeting a photo of them refusing entry to a disabled person, so everyone takes the meeting.

Liberty on Film – Libertarian Film Makers

30 Aug
Three film makers showed shorts, or clips of shorts, or trailers from short films (some cannot be viewed in their entirety until they preview later this year at Film Festivals), sponsored by America’s Future Foundation.

We bring you the Q&A:

Here are links to more info on their films:   Juche StrongDog Days, and No Vans Land. 
Learn more about America’s Future Foundation and the co-sponsoring organizations: Moving Picture Institute and Taliesin Nexus

DC Roundtable: The Gold Standard

8 Mar

DC Roundtable: The Gold Standard

AFF Upcoming Events

March 15th, 2012
DC Roundtable: The Gold Standard
6:30 pm
You’re Invited to a Roundtable on the Gold Standard Is There Fiat Money At The End of the Rainbow? Monetary policy in the United States is a complex subject at the best of times. In our current economic climate, even facts that should be obvious, like whether inflation is at an all time low or an all time high, are fiercely disputed. Decisions made by Ben Bernanke and the rest of the Federal Reserve board are more important than many of those made by elected officials. Perhaps instead of fighting over the merits of the most recent round of quantitative easing, it would be best for the country to take the issue out of the hands of the government and return to the gold standard. Join us to discuss whether a return to hard money would make us freer and help or hinder our economy. Featuring: Steve Davis of SpaceX/George Mason Economics Rich Danker of Gold Standard 2012 Daniel Hanson of the American Enterprise Institute David Barnes, Moderator Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:30 pm Drinks & Appetizers, 7:00 pm Program The Fund for American Studies 1706 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC $5 for General Public, Free for Members – Join Now

March 28th, 2012
DC Mock Interview Night
6:30 pm
Exclusive Seminar: Improve Your Interview Skills Practice and Refine Your Skills Selling Yourself in Interviews You Can Interview With: David White, COO, Keybridge Communications Whitney Athayde, Director of Development, American Spectator Joanna Robinson, Owner, Lunar Massage DC Stacie Rumenap, President, Stop Child Predators Roger Custer, Executive Director, AFF Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Drinks and Snacks Provided Competitive Enterprise Institute 1899 L Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 Metro: Farragut North / Farragut West You will improve your job interview skills at this workshop during which established professionals will practice interview you and help build your skills in selling yourself. You will interview with several people and receive immediate feedback. Don’t miss this opportunity for unique, hands-on interview practice! Free for AFF Members, $5 for the Public, Limited Availability RSVP Required by Friday 3/23 to Roger Custer at or (202) 331-2261

April 11th, 2012
Leadership Dinner with Dr. Ed Feulner
6:00 pm
AFF invites you to a Leadership Dinner featuring Dr. Edwin Feulner President, The Heritage Foundation Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:00 pm Reception / 7:00 pm Dinner The Monocle Restaurant 107 D Street NE, Washington, DC Metro: Union Station Free for Sustaining Members, Leadership Circle, and Founders Circle Members but RSVP is required by April 6 to Marianne Rodriguez at Sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more, please email Roger Custer at or call 202-331-2261.
Get Your Ticket Now

Host Committee – $150.00

Dinner Ticket & 1 Year Membership – $75.00

Non-Member Dinner Ticket – $60.00

May 24th, 2012
2012 AFF Gala
6:30 pm
Save the date: The 2012 AFF Gala will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Arts Club of Washington. Details will be available soon. Please contact Roger Custer at or 202-331-2261 if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.