Katherine Timpf

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Hillsdale College


Video and print journalist, CampusReform.org




Katherine Timpf is a reporter, columnist, personality, commentator, and comedian. She currently works as a reporter at CampusReform.org covering waste, fraud, bias, and abuse on college campuses. Timpf has been a regular guest on “Fox and Friends,” and has appeared on other national television news shows. Previously, she worked as a digital editor for the Washington Times, the news anchor for NASA’s Third Rock Radio, and as a producer and reporter at Total Traffic Network. She has also been a contributor to publications including the Orange County Register and Investor’s Business Daily.



Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or another capacity?

The impact that government policies will have on our country are very real, and it will be up to our generation to deal with them. It’s terrifying how few people actually understand how the market works, and how government intervention can often hurt instead of help. If you’re a young person and you do understand these things, you need to share your knowledge with others. There are a lot of people out there who are libertarians but just don’t know it yet.


What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

If right-of-center-politicians want their message to resonate with Millennials, they need to listen to Millennials. Millennials are going to trust the politicians who they believe care about the same things that they do. Don’t be too wonkish — tell Millennials how government policies will impact their lives, so they know why they should care.


Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

The best freedom movement is one that’s devoted to all kinds of freedom — both economic and personal. I would like to see the movement keep its focus on keeping the government small. Also, while it’s great to be friends with other conservatives, it’s important not to get so trapped in that bubble that you don’t know what’s going on outside of it. Branch out, make friends with people with different beliefs and values, so you can learn from them and they can learn from you.

Thirty Under Thirty – 2014


J-Law vs. Trump: "end of the world"
Actress Jennifer Lawrence feels like every day Donald Trump leads the polls is another sign that the end of the world is drawing near. “If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world,” Lawrence said to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. The billionaire has been leading the polls for four months now, […]
Kim K: Kanye 'serious' about 2020 run
Kim Kardashian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday and said that her husband Kanye West is “serious” about running for president in 2020. DeGeneres asked if Kardashian was aware of her husband’s presidential announcement before the Aug. 30 Video Music Awards. “That was news to me,” she said while laughing. She added that he had never even […]
Kanye West calls Ben Carson 'brilliant'
Kanye West is still serious about running for president in 2020. And he’s dropped the name of someone running right now he thinks quite highly of. The Republican Kanye West has been trying to “get on the phone with,” is Ben Carson. From an interview with Vanity Fair: I want everyone to win. When I run for […]
Warren tells Colbert she's not running
Elizabeth Warren has said she’s not running for president, but Stephen Colbert wanted to be absolutely sure while she was his guest on Wednesday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert brought up the issue while he was discussing Warren’s status as a “household name.” He asked if she was “sure” she wasn’t running. He also […]
Cruz booed on Late Show
Ted Cruz became yet another presidential candidate to appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The crowd was reactionary, to both Colbert and Cruz. At one point, Cruz offered up the principles he’s fighting for, which he defined as “simple.” His ideas seemed fine for the crowd, when Cruz said “live within our means, […]


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Millennial feminists rebel against Hillary
Hillary Clinton has certainly sold herself as a feminist–or at least she’s tried to. Who can forget her interview with Lena Dunham? It became inevitable for the two to discuss feminism. The Democratic front-runner told Dunham she’s not only a feminist, but mentioned she is “always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age” are not. […]
OP-Ed: GOP should run on ending mass incarceration
Agreement on big issues in Congress seems like a rarity, but there is growing support to address the crisis of mass incarceration from Republicans and Democrats alike. Even the GOP presidential contenders agree that the “war on drugs” has failed. The costs of the federal corrections system are growing, and several pieces of legislation have been introduced […]
Paul fails to meet his father's fundraising record
When it comes to raising money, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not his father’s son. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Paul’s presidential campaign raised a mere $2.5 million in this quarter, a significant drop from his previous quarter and nowhere close to the $8 million raised by Ron Paul during the same period […]
Paul-Sanders Debate? Rand accepts invite
A petition that demands a joint town hall between Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders has gained the approval of Rand Paul. “Anytime, anywhere,” Paul told Truth In Media when asked about the prospect. The petition, started by Truth In Media, has gained “thousands of signatures,” according to the website. Paul and Sanders have a certain […]
Professor running for Congress to raise tuition
A Democrat college professor, who’s on the record praising Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is running for Congress on a platform to lower student interest rates. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to understand that the government intervention in student loan rates raise tuition fees. Could you imagine that a socialist doesn’t understand basic economics? It’s true though, […]


81% of college grads have long-term debt
The Wall Street Journal reported 2-in-3 millennials has at least one source of long-term debt–defined as an amount owed for a period of time exceeding 12 months–whether it be in the form of student loans, car payments, or a home mortgage. That number is even higher for college-educated millennials, an astonishing 81 percent of whom are in long-term debt. […]
It's harder to be healthy now than in the 1980s
Staying fit and losing weight has become more difficult for millennials compared with previous generations. Researchers analyzing data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey on dietary information, exercise, and body mass index found that a person in 2006 who had identical calorie consumption and exercise habits to someone in 1988 nevertheless had a […]
UCC student 'felt safer' with gun owners on campus
Reuters is not known for being a conservative publication, but in an article on Monday the news agency effectively made the case for carrying firearms on college campuses. In the article by Eric Johnson, students and teachers connected with Umpqua Community College, where Thursday’s massacre occurred, disclosed that many people on campus carry firearms despite the school’s “gun-free zone” […]
150 UT professors petition to ban guns on campus
Just a few days before the tragic school shooting Umqua Community College in Oregon, 150 professors at the University of Texas signed a petition to ban students from carrying handguns on campus, regardless of whether they have a legal permit to do so. The petition has been signed by 150 professors at UT and is part of […]
Invincibles: Millennials ditch life insurance
A new study the from consumer group Life Happens found that 29 percent of Millennials would rather set aside money for vacations instead of purchase life insurance. 60 percent indicated paying bills like their internet was more of a priority than insurance coverage. “Young people think life insurance is something you need to think about when […]