Lachlan Markay

Markay-300

Age

26

Location

Hamilton College, 2009

Occupation

Staff Writer at The Washington Free Beacon

Twitter

@lachlan

While attending high school in New York, Lachlan Markay leaned pretty far left. It wasn’t until he read classics like the Federalist Papers while attending Hamilton College that he began his journey down the ‘right’ path.

“I really like to argue, and because it was the default position to be left-of-center, I wanted to engage peers and professors who were not giving the right side a fair shake on the issues,” he told Red Alert Politics.

Markay, a 26-year-old staff writer for The Washington Free Beacon, entered the conservative movement through an internship with the Institute for Humane Studies. He later interned at The Washington Examiner before joining the Heritage Foundation as an investigative reporter.

His long-held desire to work in professional journalism led Markay to leave Heritage and accept a staff writer position at the Free Beacon. Markay said he was interested in “not necessarily unbiased reporting, but adding something to the conversation.”

After working for several years in the conservative movement, Markay believes young conservatives should remember one thing: “Nobody cares about your opinion.”

“Everyone in this town and even across the country has opinions and can write well,” he said. “If you’re trying to set yourself apart, especially in political journalism, it’s not just saying what you think, but providing new facts and giving people a fair chance to respond.”

As for older conservatives, Markay said the best thing they can do to attract new voters is have a “sense of humor.”

“That’s something the Left did really well—they weren’t stuck in old ways of campaigning,” he said. “We’re in a constantly changing technological and political environment.”

Thirty Under Thirty 2013

Border union: Obama policies caused 14-year-old's rape in Rockville

By PAUL BEDARD SECRETSBEDARD
Open door immigration policies put in place by the Obama administration were cited a...

18-year-old freshman? Rockville Superintendent can't explain why

A brutal rape case in which two Rockville high school students assaulted their female classmate has made national headlines...

FEC Democrats eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

The campaign by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission to regulate the internet from Twitter and Facebook to Drudge...

Trump loyalists want him to get back to his agenda

It was the spring of his discontent Trump's approval ratings fell to an all-time low on Wednesday The biggest...

Gen. Mattis is showing some libertarian streaks

A nickname like Mad Dog wouldn't imply that someone has the demeanor and temperament to be considered a moderate...

California might force public colleges to provide abortion pills

California's State Senate is considering a bill that would require public colleges in California to provide medication abortions to...

IWF defends giving Mike Pence "Working for Women" Award

When Playboy Teen Vogue New York Magazine Mic Vice Raw Story and Jezebel all attack you -- you must...

Epic troll: "Fearless girl" statue decorated in Trump gear

Remember that Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street staring down the Charging Bull
Well she's a Trump supporter...

Transgender emojis are apparently now a thing.

Have you ever felt marginalized by the lack of gender diversity on your iPhone Do you believe the current...

O'Keefe strikes again: Teachers union hides student abuse

Conservatives should thank James O’Keefe and Project Veritas once again The group does great work uncovering left-wing plots and...

Lil Eazy-E bashes Democrats for trying to abolish HIV/AIDS law

California Democrats are trying to ease the laws against people who knowingly expose their sexual partners to HIV/AIDS without...

UT Study: Black millennials ‘optimistic’ in the age of Trump

While the left would have us believe that black millennials are angry at the world and have given up...

For what? At 37, Chelsea Clinton to receive "Lifetime Impact" award

The people said no to the media when they tried to force Clinton down our throats Nevertheless they persisted...

College students chant 'Build the Wall' in Cancun

A group of American college students partied in Cancun Mexico for spring break and didn't win over any friends...

Best question? Sen. Flake stumps Gorsuch with question from Reddit

Neil Gorsuch has proven himself an extremely capable during the Senate hearing on Tuesday avoiding any missteps during the...

Tomi Lahren is a (complicated) feminist. She's here to stay

Tomi Lahren has a voice that everyone conservative or not hears rather often The platform Ms Lahren holds has...

Millennial impact: Obamacare replacement on the fritz even after amendments

As March Madness continues for college basketball the real madness is happening on Capitol Hill This Thursday the House...

The left normalized violence: White student assaulted for cultural appropriation

The left on college campuses has targeted white students for the phantom crime of cultural appropriation They claim that...