The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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Erin Brown

Erin Brown is a proud graduate of James Madison University. After graduating in 2008 with a degree in print journalism and political communication, Erin went to work for the Media Research Center where she spent the better part of three years as a staff writer. Her pieces have been featured in The Washington Times, Drudge Report and on shows like The Daily Show and Fox's Special Report. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Misfit Politics. You can follow her on Twitter at @Erin_Brown.

Articles From Erin

CA professor contemplating mayoral run gives students political campaign assignment

A group of college students at San Francisco State University found their classroom transformed into a campaign headquarters  recently when their professor asked them to design a political campaign ad, with the option of designing it for his potential mayoral run.

Not so funny: Stephen Colbert tells college graduates they owe the Chinese

Stephen Colbert Time magazine UVA graduation

In the midst of a hilarious address to the 2013 graduating class at the University of Virginia, comedian Stephen Colbert had a serious message for the eager crowd: if you owe anything, it’s to the Chinese.

 

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz dismisses IRS scandal, asks ‘why’ agency is apologizing to conservative groups

Ed Schultz Ed Show

Despite an investigation that has revealed a concerted effort to target conservatives in what is quickly becoming a national scandal, liberal blowhard Ed Schultz appears puzzled as to why the IRS would issue an apology to those conservative groups.

 

New York City slated to pass bill allowing non-citizens to vote

Michael Bloomberg Thinking

Lots of legislation in New York City is turning heads in recent days – from 17 ounce soda bans to limits on how much salt restaurants can use. But the Big Apple’s latest bill up for consideration, and likely to pass, would allow non-U.S. residents residing in New York City to vote in city elections.

‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash snubbed by black women’s lifestyle magazine for supporting Romney

Stacey Dash

Simply by checking the box for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012, actress Stacey Dash lost the respect of a black, women’s lifestyle  magazineOnline magazine “Madame Noire“ nominated Dash along with celebrities that are accused of domestic violence and purported sex with minors in a list titled, “Celebrities we lost respect for in 2012.”

 

James Carville skit on SNL: GOP is winning gun debate by ‘pretending they won’ election

Carville SNL Weekend update Bill Hader

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” skit featured the always animated Democratic strategist James Carville pontificating about the recent gun control debate. Carville (played by Bill Hader) claimed Republicans’ recent gun control victory in the Senate is a result of a “meeting” in which the GOP decided to declare that they had won the 2012 Presidential election.

 

Jon Stewart highlights Obama’s failed promise and changing rhetoric on closing Guantanamo Bay

Jon Stewart Daily Show Obama

It finally took a lefty comedian to point out that President Obama never fulfilled one of the first promises he made as President of the United States: to close Guantanamo Bay. “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart thoroughly documented the president’s ever-changing rhetoric on the broken campaign promise-turned whiny blame game.

Young Republican Congresswoman announces she is expecting first child

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler

In the ultimate act of feminism, sitting Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) has announced on Facebook that she and her husband are expecting their first child.

 

Investigation reveals abortion clinic employees ‘would not help’ babies born alive

Inhuman Live Action

An undercover investigation into two late-term abortion clinics has revealed that one clinic worker advised a patient to “flush” a baby delivered at home before an abortion procedure could take place. Another clinic worker said that the clinic “would not help” an infant born alive during an abortion.

 

New Funny or Die parody video labels voting Republican or owning a gun ‘bad behaviors’

Seth Rogen Hilarity for Charity

If you buy a firearm or vote for Mitt Romney, you are ”the worst person in the world,” at least according to actor Seth Rogan.

[VIDEO] Comical video spoofs Publisher’s Clearing House by highlighting one family’s not-so-funny portion of the national debt

Publisher's Clearing House video spoof

The Freedom Enterprise Alliance is highlighting the federal government’s reckless spending in a new video that spoofs the famous Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes commercials. In the video, titled “You may already be a loser!” a typical all-American couple is surprised by a host, camera crew and large check written for the amount they owe the United States government.

 

Up-and-coming millennials author e-book on why conservatism is the “smart” choice

America’s youth desperately need to hear why conservatism works for them, and the authors of “Young, Conservative and Why It’s SMART to be like us” hope to accomplish just that. In the brand new e-book released today, fourteen young authors come together to explain why being in favor of limited government and individual liberty is the smart choice for them.

 

Politicians tweet praise of the late Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Thanks to the immediate and widespread nature of social media, several senators and congressmen were able to instantly comment on the sad news that conservative leader Margaret Thatcher had died. “Transcendent” and “champion for freedom” were phrases used to describe the Iron Lady as politicians like Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Representative Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) commemorated her passing.

New study shows Americans flocking to more free “red” states

Freedom in the Fifty States U.S.

Inherent in humans is a desire to be free and that’s exactly what a comprehensive new study has shown regarding the migration patterns of Americans within the United States. More and more Americans are moving to those Republican, “red” states that espouse more personal and economic freedom for individuals.

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake honor rap with song and dance mashup

Fallon, Timberlake rap

From Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five to Eminem, Nelly and Macklemore, talk show host Jimmy Fallon and pop star Justin Timberlake paid a tribute to the history of rap on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last Friday. The nearly six minute song and dance featured the pair moving quickly and seamlessly through the past 30 years in what is their fourth installment of “The History of Rap.”

 

Bill Gates wishes the president had ‘more power’

Bill Gates podium

President Obama’s star power just got a big boost as wealthy billionaire Bill Gates recently claimed that on some days, he wished President Obama had “more power.”

Conservative Twitter users highjack first lady’s boring “let’s move” Q&A session

Michelle Obama with bangs

Poor Michelle Obama – the first lady just couldn’t catch a break as she took to Twitter to answer questions about keeping kids healthy. Her snoozefest question and answer session about healthy eating and daily exercise was overrun with Twitter users bent on asking more pressing questions about foreign policy and the September 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

[VIDEO] Funny “Organizing for Access” infomercial slams White House for close relationship with president’s former political action commmitte

Organizing for Access video still

The White House has recently been accused of selling access to the president, via President Obama’s political action committee-turned-non-profit, Organizing for Action. That’s all American Crossroads needed to create a video poking fun at the administration in the hilarious style of a late-night infomercial titled, “Organizing for Access.”

[VIDEO] Michelle Obama, Big Bird team up in cheesy, insulting healthy eating ad

Big Bird Michelle Obama

Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables is better for your long-term health than consuming high sugar and fatty, salty snacks like chips and candy?

Oh… you did? Well then feel free to ignore this all-important healthy eating message brought to you by mom-in-chief Michelle Obama and iconic Sesame Street character Big Bird. The large yellow fowl and the first lady appear in a new, 30-second advertisement encouraging Americans to reach for “healthy, colorful snacks like juicy fruits and crunchy vegetables” assuring them that healthy eating really is easy!

Teen jewelry store features inappropriate “Fifty Shades of Grey” collection

50 shades of grey jewelry

There’s no doubt the sexually graphic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” has permeated all areas of pop culture – the popular “mommy porn” book is a New York Times best seller and the fastest-selling paper back of all time. But the erotic and controversial page-turner isn’t just being sold in stores or made into a movie. It’s being marketed to teen girls.

Icing, a well-known mall jewelry that attracts teen girls, is proudly advertising their new “Fifty Shades of Grey” collection – complete with handcuff earrings and similar bondage-style sexualized jewelry.