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


Colbert mocks Kasich til the bitter end
John Kasich will suspend his campaign, but is doing so after weeks of losing. He not only trailed behind Trump in the delegate count, but also Marco Rubio, who dropped out five weeks ago. “It’s like the old saying, quitters never win, but they still beat John Kasich,” Stephen Colbert said during Tuesday’s The Late Show.  Kasich’s Super PAC […]
Heidi addresses Zodiac Killer theory
The crazy conspiracy theory that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer has gained attention from Cruz’s wife. “Well, I’ve been married to him for 15 years, and I know pretty well who he is, so it doesn’t bother me at all. There’s a lot of garbage out there,” she told Yahoo! Heidi also believes such material is […]
Presidential Trump is drowsy
Donald Trump has given America a glimpse of how he’ll lead as president: in a drowsy state of mine. In the latest installment of “On the Road to the White House,” Stephen Colbert discussed Super Tuesday 4 on Wednesday’s The Late Show. Tuesday will eventually be known as “Day 1 Year Zero of Before Trump Time,” Colbert claimed. In […]
Minaj dedicates song to Trump, Biden
During her Tuesday night TIME 100 Gala Performance, Nicki Minaj gave a shout-out to Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Washington Examiner reports that Trump, unfortunately, was no longer there at the time of the performance: “I’m very political, and I would like to dedicate a song, just in the spirit of unity, to Joe Biden and Donald […]
Hillary panders to every demographic
Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert learned that African-Americans commonly carry around hot sauce, he admitted on Monday’s The Late Show. Hillary recently appeared The Breakfast Club radio show, where she answered she always carries hot sauce with her. When an interviewer said people would say she was pandering to black people, she asked “okay, is it working?” “I […]


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Trump's victory, as explained by 'Mean Girls'
The race started out with 17 candidates, including from governors, senators, and successful entrepreneurs. Some analysts said it was the best Republican field in a century and predicted that a president would emerge from this crowded field. The future nominee, Donald Trump, made his announcement on June 16, 2015 by taking a tough stance against illegal […]
Ron Paul is voting Libertarian or independent
Supporting Donald Trump or Ted Cruz would be unthinkable to Ron Paul, who rejected the candidate roll of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Paul will vote in the election, he told CNN, but it will not be for Trump. “I see him as a very, very strong authoritarian,” Paul said. “I think he’s misdirecting the […]
Could Indiana be a preview for November?
Tuesday’s primary provided Trump not only with a win, but the nomination, as Ted Cruz dropped out Tuesday night and John Kasich announced he would do so on Wednesday. Trump won nearly all demographics and exceeded predictions by winning with 17 points, at 53.3 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton was leading early in the evening and had a […]
Can a third party still draft Ron/Rand Paul?
After Ted Cruz’s precipitous campaign collapse and sudden drop out last night, many depressed Republicans — especially young Republicans — are trying to figure out who to vote for in November. Despite the RNC’s efforts, #NeverTrump still has a following; they just don’t have a candidate. Many of their activists have been strategizing how to draft […]
What Trump must do to win millennials
Many Republicans are celebrating that they have a nominee, but Donald Trump has about as much chance of winning the presidency as Gov. Jim Gilmore did of winning the GOP nomination — unless Trump fixes his (extremely) high negative ratings with millennials. His latest national poll numbers put his disapproval ratings in this groups higher than […]


Suspended conservative professor sues Marquette
Professor John McAdams, who was suspended at Marquette University over a blog post defending traditional marriage, has followed through on seeking legal counsel and is suing the school. McAdams wrote a blog post standing up for a student who expressed views in support of traditional marriage in an ethics class. He argued that the student was censored […]
Georgia governor vetoes campus carry bill
Georgians will have to hope for better luck next year if they wish to carry guns on campus. Republican Governor Nathan Deal vetoed House Bill 859 on Tuesday, which would have allowed permit holders 21 years old and over to carry guns on campus. The bill contained exceptions for residence halls, Greek houses, and sporting events. In […]
The minimum wage unites Americans, but for a price
When confronted with minimum wage increases, small business owners avoid laying off workers, but they pass off higher prices to consumers. As one ice cream shop owner told Here & Now on WBUR, the minimum wage has unintended effects. “I probably have to raise prices, and if I increase prices, my concern is that it […]
Campus gun bill passes in Tennessee
A campus gun bill passed in Tennessee, but it neither applies to students nor pleases opponents. Senate Bill 2376 was returned on Monday without Governor Bill Haslam’s signature, who would have liked campuses to have more control, The Tennesseean reported. “I have long stated a preference for systems and institutions to be able to make their own decisions regarding security issues […]
Govt. to spend $1.3 billion on Gen-Y illegals
There’s finally a portion of Generation Y receiving more financial aid than the more entitled baby boomer generation. Unfortunately, all of these millennials are unauthorized immigrants. The Washington Examiner reported that the Obama Administration has budgeted $17,613 for each of the 75,000 Central American teens expected to cross the border illegally this year. Thats $2,841 more […]