Cameron Young

Cameron crossed the country from California to be a journalist. He works with Red Alert Politics and Talk Radio Network. Off the job, he's up for anything from playing sports to reading, writing to exploring. Museums are like magnets to him, and he won't say no to a cold beer after a solid days work. Cameron believes the most important things in life are simple.

Articles From Cameron

Jim DeMint says Senate tipping point is “a few more Ted Cruzs”

Jim DeMint

Congress doesn’t need more cowbell — it needs more Sen. Ted Cruz!

According to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, recapturing the Senate for Republicans comes down to electing more people like the feisty Texas Senator.

Nevada lawmaker introduces legislation to ban texting while walking

Thirty nine states have completely prohibited texting while driving and have put harsh penalties in place to prevent what they call “distracted driving.” Now, a Nevada lawmaker wants to prevent distracted walking as well.

Texas lawmaker working to arm first responders

firefighter

Texas firefighters may soon be able to bring guns to a fire fight.

proposed bill in Texas would create a special exception for firefighters and EMS personnel in counties with a population of under 50,000, allowing them to pack heat alongside medical equipment.

 

Joe Biden, civil rights wunderkind

Vice President Joe Biden

The legend of Vice President Joe Biden grew once again Wednesday night.

Biden staked his claim in the civil rights movement by asserting that he desegregated movie theaters as a boy, as Paul Bedard of The Washington Examiner reported.

Subway founder says regulations would prevent sandwich chain from being started today

Subway

It’s hard to imagine a world without the $5 Footlong. But Subway founder Fred Deluca says the sandwich chain would not exist if it started today.

Gary Johnson: “Air Force One needs to be grounded”

Gary Johnson

The 2012 presidential election has been over for nearly four months but Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson still has qualms to share about President Barack Obama and fellow 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

New study finds that Republicans and Democrats are even divided on food choices

Fried chicken

The differences between Republicans and Democrats are even bigger than we though – it looks like they can’t even agree on food choices!

new Public Policy Polling study released yesterday found that the two parties disagree on many of their culinary choices, including their favorite fast food chicken joint and soda preferences.

Young voters support conservative fiscal policy, liberal social policy, study confirms

Young people

In the past two presidential elections, President Barack Obama handsomely won the youth vote. But while young people overwhelming supported Obama – a progressive Democrat – in the last presidential election, a new study shows that this generation may not be as committed to liberal values as it would appear.

Report finds that EPA & FCC regulations are costing Americans big time

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Every major government agency is responsible for setting regulations that often times cause Americans and American businesses to incur unnecessary costs. But two federal agencies stand out about the rest for their regulatory might: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

 

In Conn. speech Biden claims Americans are with him on gun control reforms

Joe Biden

Taking his campaign for “common sense” gun control reform to its ground zero, Vice President Joe Biden announced yesterday that the American people are completely onboard with the administration’s proposed gun control policies.

“You should all know the American people are with us,” Biden announced. “They should know. You all should know. There is a moral price to be paid for inaction.”

NRA continues attacking Obama for being an elitist

NRA Stand and Fight logo

The latest ad circulated by the National Rifle Association ties Bill Clinton and President Obama to elites, the media, and out of touch politicians. It hearkens back to foundational American values in support of the 2nd Amendment.

A deep, grave voice narrates the commercial and quotes Bill Clinton, saying, “A lot of these people, all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long they believe it all.”

The hard-hitting narrative does a  solid job at pitting high-profile Democrats against average, law-abiding Americans.

Obama’s campaign manager tells students that technology, social media won the 2012 campaign

The successful reelection of president Barack Obama could be credited to a focus on individualized target marketing and an intense social media push. In speech last night to students at George Washington University, reelection campaign manager Jim Messina told students that the effective use of technology and data gathering was key to securing the White House for another four years.

On a vacation in Hawaii, wading in the warm Pacific waters, President Obama asked Jim Messina to run his re-election campaign. Messina knew how to win and was frank with the president.

“I absolutely will,”  said Messina, “I just have one promise I need you to make: I want you to promise me we’re not going to run the same campaign you did last time.”

New Hampshire House considers free ski passes for its members

Skier falling down mountain

Tomorrow, the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill that would give its members a nice winter handout — free passes for a local ski area.

House Bill 0514 reads, “An act permitting members of the general court to receive ski passes for Cannon Mountain ski area.”

Obama gives a speech on early education, calls Congress preschoolers

President Barack Obama talking to a crowd

President Obama couldn’t help taking a jab at congress, comparing them to preschoolers during his post-SOTU speech yesterday in Decatur, Ga.

“And that whole playing well with others, by the way, is a trait we could use more in Washington,” he said to an enthusiastic crowd. “So maybe we need to bring the teachers up every once in a while have some quiet time. Time out.”

Obama’s disturbing use of human props

President Obama Joe Biden gun legislation school children

There is a disturbing trend in the recent speeches of President Obama, and it was on full display during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. This trend goes beyond emotional rhetoric, which the President has used successfully for years. Rather it the exploitative use of human props.

Think back to before the inauguration. On January 16, President Obama announced his ideas on gun control and came to the table armed with the letters of four young children. As he walked from the podium to a desk to sign a number of executive orders, he gave each kid a high five. Having signed the orders he gave each of them a hug.

Netflix, ‘House of Cards,’ and how we’ll be watching shows in the future

When “House of Cards was released on February 1, it tickled the fantasies of a generation of binge watchers. Netflix decided to release all 13 episodes from the show’s first season at once, which was a treat to watchers’ ravenous eyeballs.

Despite the show’s high quality production and the fanfare surrounding its unique distribution, the landscape of internet exclusive content is still being written.

 

Jon Stewart endorses Marco Rubio for Pope

Jon Stewart

Late-night comedian Jon Stewart wasted no time Monday night making it known that he thought the Pope’s resignation was just one big joke. In what could perhaps be the most irreverent episode of The Daily Show yet, Stewart, who is Jewish, devoted the first ten minutes of his show to covering the Pope’s departure from his perch atop the Catholic Church.

In the end, Stewart and Oliver agree that Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be selected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, pointing to statistics on growing proportions of Latinos in the Catholic Church. “

Review: House of Cards, Season One (no spoilers)

House of Cards

Welcome to the mind of a megalomaniac. Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) operates out of the dark corners of our political system in pursuit of power. He tugs on strings here, tightens cogs there, subtly manipulating those around him to his exact purpose. He is the type of man we fear never runs our country, but simultaneously hope for his success so there’s a second season.

You only need to watch one episode of House of Cards to know if it is for you. If the first episode is too dark for your taste in entertainment, you’re despise of the show is only going to grow as you become a virtual accomplice to Frank Underwood’s dark deeds.

 

Twitter satirizes Obama drone policy with #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone hashtag

Twitter

The leak of a document detailing President Barack Obama’s absurd justification for killing Americans with drones has sparked intense discussion within the press and online about the moral and legal implications of such a policy.

In a display of satire, Americans took to Twitter Wednesday to bring attention to the issue using the hashtag #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone.

North Korea releases propaganda video using ‘Call of Duty’ footage, Michael Jackson song

North Korea flag

There’s no need to dive under a table or go for your bomb shelter.

A video, released by North Korea’s official propaganda website  Uriminzokkiri, depicting a bombed-out New York City under an American flag is not actual footage — it’s from ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.’