Carlin Becker

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Carlin Becker is a 2014 graduate of James Madison University, where she majored in English and minored in Creative Writing and Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication. She's now a Marketing Associate at Virginia Stage Company and the founder of Grammar Time, an online editing and proofreading service.

Articles From Carlin

Study: (Liberal) student loan policies are hurting women most

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According to an ORC International survey commissioned by PadillaCRT, student loan debt is causing millennials, particularly women, to feel financially unstable—pushing them to delay major life milestones such as marriage, children, and homeownership and to change their level of engagement at work. The survey found that one in four millennials owes over $30,000 in college […]

Millennials should listen to Dana Perino’s advice

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Fox News’ Dana Perino rang in the New Year by giving us millennials some professional advice — and yes, we should take it. I know we’re all sick of listening to our elders tell us all the things we’re doing wrong, but Perino is worth listening to not only because she’s successful, but because she […]

Poll: Americans support cutting government-funded animal abuse

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In the matchup of Puppies vs. Big Brother, Americans prefer man’s best friend. White Coat Waste Project (WCWP), a nonprofit, bipartisan group opposed to taxpayer-funded animal testing, has been working to expose the wasteful and deadly animal experiments that are being conducted by the government. These federal government agencies often carry out their operations with […]

Ivanka brings Al Gore to Trump Tower: Will her liberalism betray Trump voters?

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Ivanka Trump’s meeting with Al Gore has left many questioning exactly what kind of role the future first daughter will play in the Trump administration. While Ivanka has stated that she will serve in no official capacity during her father’s presidency, she has expressed a desire to take on signature issues. During the campaign, Ivanka […]

Big Brother vs. Puppies: Feds are wasting millions on abusing animals

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The White Coat Waste Project is an advocate for animals – and taxpayers. The nonprofit, bipartisan group is not your typical animal rights organization – they don’t take a position on cosmetics testing or vegan nutrition, for example, but they are opposed to taxpayer-funded animal testing and call for greater transparency in animal research. The group will present a report […]

Rand Paul “excited” for Trump’s presidency, hopes to repeal Obamacare

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After Donald Trump’s surprising general election win, recently re-elected Kentucky senator and millennial favorite, Rand Paul, indicated that Congress would spend its first month under the new administration pushing to repeal overburdensome Obama regulations. “I have a prediction to make this morning,” Paul said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think we’re going to spend the […]

Democrats prepare post-election agenda. First up? “Free” college

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About two dozen congressional Democrats are currently pushing to begin the next legislative year with a debt-free college proposal. “The goal is to have one final legislative proposal … by the time the next president is sworn in. So it’s on the shelf, ready to go,” Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee […]

Taming the “untamable beast”: Rand Paul returns $3 million of his office budget

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has saved and returned more than $620,000 from his FY 2016 operating budget, bringing the total amount he has returned to taxpayers since he took office in 2011 to over $3 million. “It’s easy to picture Washington’s out-of-control spending as a massive, untamable beast,” said Dr. Paul. “So I [was] determined […]

Brilliant: Conservative group recreates “Hillary’s Inbox”

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The conservative nonprofit advocacy group, Secure America Now, has launched an interactive parody site of Hillary Clinton’s email inbox. The site — complete with a Clinton logo that reads “Hillary’s Inbox: deleted but not forgotten” —  mimics a Gmail inbox and includes fake email chains with top campaign advisors, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Saudi King Salman, […]

Pew: Most millennials support stay-at-home moms (and dads)

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The majority of millennials believe that children are better off if one parent stays at home while the other parent works, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Among survey participants between the ages of 18-29, 54 percent say one parent saying at home to tend to the family is better for their children. […]

Melania Trump’s ‘pussy-bow’ debate blouse: Ultimate trolling or simply ironic?

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Melania Trump’s wardrobe accidentally made a statement at Sunday night’s presidential debate. Just days after the release of footage in which Donald Trump can be heard bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” without permission, his wife donned a $1,100 Gucci “pussy-bow” blouse on national television. Soon afterwards, social media and news outlets were ablaze […]

Liberal: You don’t like Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman

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Maybe the reason Hillary Clinton is so unpopular isn’t due to her scandal-ridden past, but an unfortunate result of society’s inherent bias towards women in general. That’s what Boing Boing writer Caroline Siede speculated in a recent article in which she attempted to get to the bottom of Clinton’s likability problem. Siede makes a convincing argument that art has failed […]

Dems’ new strategy: Discredit Gary Johnson to win millennials

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Panicking after Hillary Clinton’s large drop in millennial support this month, Democrats are increasing their attacks against Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, the latest of which came from President Obama yesterday. “If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump,” Obama said on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. “If you vote for a third-party candidate who’s […]

Desperate Dems disrobe for votes: Watch Katy Perry vote naked [VIDEO]

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Hours before Monday night’s presidential debate, singer Katy Perry announced on Twitter that she’d be “voting naked tomorrow.” No one was quite sure what the pop star actually intended to do, but most were guessing that it had something to do with promoting Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Perry’s nude stunt turned out to involve starring […]

Hofstra posted a “trigger warning” sign before the debate

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Sign inside Student Center at Hofstra. I guess these are common now on college campuses? #TriggerWarning pic.twitter.com/gfRkKVtToM— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 26, 2016 Hofstra University, host of last night’s presidential debate, posted a “trigger warning” sign in their student center, which was first noticed by CBS New York reporter, Tony Aiello. “Sign inside Student Center […]

Another woman is stripping down for a Clinton

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Another woman is stripping down for a Clinton, and this time, it’s not for Bill. Today pop star, Katy Perry, announced that she will vote naked for Hillary Clinton. UPDATE: Desperate Dems disrobe for votes: Watch Katy Perry vote naked [VIDEO] “Tomorrow, I use my body as click bait to help change the world,” she wrote adding […]

Hillary losing millennial support in key swing states

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Surprise, surprise: Hillary Clinton’s millennial problem is getting worse. The Democratic presidential nominee has seen a big dip in poll numbers among the 18-to-34 age group recently, both nationwide and in key swing states. A Quinnipiac poll released last week shows Clinton capturing 31 percent of the millennial vote, with just a 5-point lead over […]

Prescription-free birth control is the real ‘pro-choice’ option [Opinion]

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During his appearance on The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday, Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, made an another attempt to appeal to female voters — a group he has been losing to Hillary Clinton in large numbers. He acknowledged that requiring a prescription for birth control can place unnecessary burdens on women. “I would say it should not […]

Hysterical Yale students cry and scream at their “racist” professor [VIDEO]

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Last fall, Yale University’s Intercultural Affairs Committee sent an email to the student body, urging them to avoid wearing “culturally unaware” Halloween costumes that could be offensive to certain nationalities, races, genders, or religions. In a response email, a professor, Erika Christakis, questioned the “institutional exercise of implied control over college students.” “Is there no […]

Clinton’s weak spot in the polls? Young Obama supporters

In this photo taken Sept. 7, 2016, University of Iowa students listen during a Hillary Clinton for President organizing event in Iowa City, Iowa. The Clinton campaign is working in about a dozen battleground states as their aggressive voter turnout apparatus kicks into high gear for the sprint to Election Day. In Iowa alone, 25,000 volunteers are helping send real-time data on voters back to the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, where dozens of analysts model the electorate .(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

While President Obama overwhelmingly won the millennial vote in 2008 and 2012, new data from SurveyMonkey shows that Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is struggling to follow his lead. Clinton has had trouble appealing to younger millennials (ages 18 to 24) throughout the 2016 election cycle, and things aren’t exactly looking up for her. “Without good data, […]