BROOKINGS, S.D.–The South Dakota College Republicans announce that blogger, columnist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin will be headlining the 2015 College Republican Convention at South Dakota State University.
Malkin will deliver a speech at the SDSU Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 that is free and open to the public. The event is being hosted by the College Republicans and is co-sponsored with Young America’s Foundation.
“We are thrilled to bring someone of Michelle’s talent, experience, and political insight to South Dakota,” said State College Republicans Chairman Joe Schartz. “Her story should bring people of all political beliefs to SDSU, and we especially hope that students will be interested in hearing about her journey as a conservative writer.”
Malkin is similarly excited to bring her message to the convention. “I can’t wait to visit South Dakota State University and share my story of how and why I believe conservative principles are best for protecting and enhancing individual freedom and prosperity. I’m thrilled by the invitation of the South Dakota College Republicans and impressed with their activism and engagement,” she said.
Members of the public interested in reserving seats for the free event are encouraged to RSVP at: https://eventbrite.com/event/16170985854/
State Republican Chairman Pam Roberts expects the event to be well attended. “I am proud of our College Republicans for hosting Michelle Malkin and generating interest in political discussion in South Dakota,” said Roberts.
Malkin began her career in newspaper journalism with the Los Angeles Daily News, where she worked as an editorial writer and weekly columnist from 1992-94. In 1995, she was named Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1996, she joined the editorial board of the Seattle Times, where she penned editorials and weekly columns for three and a half years.
She has been a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate since 1999. Her twice-weekly column is carried by the New York Post, National Review, Townhall.com, and many other newspapers and websites.
Her first book, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists Criminals & Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores, published in 2002, was a New York Times bestseller. Her most recent book, Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, was #1 on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction bestseller list for six weeks in a row.
She has founded three successful conservative websites: michellemalkin.com, HotAir.com (sold to Salem Communications in 2010), and Twitchy.com (sold to Salem Communications in 2013).
The daughter of Filipino immigrants, Malkin was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1970 and was raised in southern New Jersey. She has worked as a press inserter, tax preparation aide, and network news librarian. She is also a lapsed classical pianist.
She lives with her husband and two children in Colorado Springs, Colo.