6 Political Commentators Every Young Conservative Should Know

6 Political Commentators Every Young Conservative Should Know

TV, Radio, Social Media or YouTube, these six conservatives know what it means to be right.
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In the world of leftist-leaning mainstream media and pop culture, it can be hard to find journalists or political commentators that young conservatives can relate to. In that same respect, it can be hard to get past the old, rich, or white guy perception represented by many traditional right-leaning or conservative media organizations. Or is it? For today’s modern young conservative interested in learning more about the American political system, here are six great political commentators to start with:

Mark Levin

If you chose to enter the sphere of talk radio, on weeknights from 6 to 9 p.m., you will find the exceptionally intelligent commentary of top-rated radio personality Mark Levin. The Constitutional lawyer and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation is a best-selling author and a leader of the modern conservative movement. Levin is known for his unique hosting style. This includes loud, passionate outbursts and a commitment to referencing liberal figures and political groups by only to most “Levin-iest” of given nicknames.

Tomi Lahren

If your friends are fellow conservatives, or you have been active on Facebook in the past year, you are probably familiar with Tomi Lahren. Just 23 years old, Lahren’s “Final Thoughts” segments have gained millions of views on Facebook video. She was the target of personal attacks and threats from fans of Beyoncé after Lahren’s SuperBowl halftime commentary went viral. Like many modern conservative figures, Lahren is unapologetic in her commentary. However, what makes her different is her active pursuit to bring opposing viewpoints to her show, weeknights on The Blaze.

Steven Crowder

Originally the youngest contributor to ever earn a contract at Fox News, comedian Steven Crowder represents the modern funny guy in the conservative movement. Crowder’s website and weekly radio show, Lowder with Crowder, covers topics ranging for pop culture, to American politics to world news, in a format and style engaging for the anti-SJW generation. Always open to embracing the “alt-right” community of conservatism, for those looking for a fresh perspective from establish media organizations, Lowder with Crowder is the place to go.

Ben Shapiro

When the late conservative leader Andrew Breitbart includes you in the dedication of his final book, you are handed the utmost respect in the conservative community. Harvard law grad Ben Shapiro is considered one of the premiere young thought leaders on the political right. Supported by his catchphrase, “facts don’t care about your feelings,” there is no controversial topic or mainstream media talking head Shapiro refuses to take on. That includes the company founded by his own mentor, Breitbart.com. Shapiro can be found giving speeches across college campuses and heading up The Daily Wire as editor-in-chief.

Dana Loesch

Host of “Dana” on the Blaze Network, Dana Loesch is a hardcore 2nd amendment advocate and ultra-conservative. Loesch was not always a conservative, but shares her transformation to common sense, constitutional values proudly. She often contributes to stories and analysis on CNN and Fox News and is most well known for her strong-held beliefs and fiery personality. Loesch is the modern conservative’s top momma bear.

Milo Yiannopoulous

Flamboyant and fabulous, Milo Yiannopoulous first gained traction as an outspoken contributor during the GamerGate controversy. Absolutely unapologetic is Milo’s style, so much so that many accuse Twitter of removing his “verified” user badge because of complaints that his tweets were hate speech. Originally from the UK, Yiannopoulous’s commentary on feminism, free speech and other social-libertarian related issues is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Leader of the alt-right movement, you can find him stirring up leftist and social justice warriors on Twitter, or debating your right to free speech on college campuses across the US.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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3 Things We Could Use Billions Of Dollars For That Isn't A Border Wall

All that money could be spent elsewhere

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Ever since he started on his campaign trail in 2014, President Donald Trump's most infamous campaign promise is his multi-billion dollar border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Now I call attention to the cost because the main logistical issue with this border wall, along with other harmful social and diplomatic controversies, is where funding would come from for this massive wall. Trump has gone from promising that Mexico would pay for the entire wall, and has now done a total 180 and is begging Congress for an estimated five billion dollars to create this wall. This struggle for him and the Republican party to win over this funding has led to the longest government shutdown in this country's history.

Whenever I turn on the news and see all the debates over this wall, I always come to the question of what else could this country do with this five billion dollar that could actually benefit all of the United States. For any socially conscious person, the answer to this question could take on infinite forms. For myself, amongst these various answers, there are three problems that could be alleviated, if not solved, by this five billion dollars. In this article, I will discuss these three areas of our country that have an everlasting impact on our daily lives.

1. Education

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As a child whose parents both started off their professional careers as public school teachers, I have experienced firsthand the ups and downs for those who work with the public school system and the system itself.

There are hundreds of schools across America that are underfunded, overcrowded and more segregation since the 60s. Hundreds of thousands of students are not receiving the proper education they need and so many problems that they face are eventually lost in the system. Teachers are also severely underpaid and overworked as it is. They face a lack of resources and are unable to reach their fullest potential when it comes to educating their students.

With these five billion dollars that could go towards public education, the sky's the limit. Schools would be able to buy updated textbooks, renovate old classrooms and adequately pay their staff. This money would have an endless impact on the families connected to the public school system.

2. Infrastructure

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When we think of the United States, of course, it is perceived as a first world country. However, there are many aspects to the country that is below first country standards. Infrastructure is one of them.

The current electrical grid in the United States was first built in the 1950s, and it hasn't been updated or renovated since then. There are so many counties across the country that face annual power outages due to our aging electrical infrastructure. This severe age has left us vulnerable to possible widespread power outages that could affect our daily lives indefinitely.

With this money, we could rapidly update our electrical grid and aging infrastructure. With these updates, everyday life for those who depend on public infrastructures, such as roads, government buildings, and public transportation.

3. Science

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One of the several topics that most people don't really pay attention to is the severe lack of funding for scientific research. It's been decades since a new class of antibacterial drugs has been created, and with a dramatic increase in usage of anti-bacterial drugs, our population would eventually become vulnerable to massive outbreaks of drug-resistant diseases.

If five billion dollars were to go to funding scientific research could go towards creating a new class of drugs that could help the world avoid more widespread epidemics in the future.

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