Katherine Timpf

Katherine Timpf head shot

Age

25

School

Hillsdale College

Occupation

Video and print journalist, CampusReform.org

Twitter

@kctimpf

BIO

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

Polititainment

GOP Sen: Lego Movie is propaganda

The GOP lawmaker voiced his dissatisfaction with 2014's The Lego Movie during a conversation with the local online publication WisPolitics, deeming the animated film a piece of "propaganda" promoted by liberals who like big government and hate big business.

Stewart thinks the GOP wants him to stay

Jon Stewart is pretty convinced that the latest additions to the GOP 2016 field--Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, etc.--are just begging him to stay on the show and cover them.

Kate McKinnon rooting for Hillary

In a recent raunchy roundtable for the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, several of Hollywood's favorite female comedians unsurprisingly demonstrated their support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Cher asks how someone can be gay and GOP
Cher turned to her Twitter followers Tuesday night to ask, “Why r There GAY Republicans?” I Don't Get It..Why r There GAY Republicans? They Think u r An Abomination Against Their Religion,Wont Go 2 ur Marriage,Or Christenings.WHY?— Cher (@cher) May 27, 2015 Cher thinks the two must be mutually exclusive because, “They [Republicans] Think u r An […]
Stewart mocks Republicans who back NSA

As Congress wrangles over the Patriot Act provisions soon to expire, Jon Stewart laid into Republicans who complain about “government overreach” in healthcare, while simultaneously supporting invasive phone record collection programs from the NSA.

Video

t u

2016

Sanders tries to explain rape fantasy essay

Mother Jones uncovered an old newspaper essay written by Sanders in the Vermont Freeman in 1972 where the future senator writes about a woman who enjoys fantasies of being raped.

'Meet Hillary' contest to cost winner hundreds

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign launched its "Meet Hillary" contest online Thursday, teasing supporters with the prospect of meeting the 2016 Democratic contender at a special campaign event.

Paula Jones: Clintons have no place in White House

Paula Jones, who alleged in 1994 that then-President Clinton sexually harassed her three years prior when he was serving as governor of Arkansas, gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Mail.

Pataki on 2016: 'I know I can win this election'
Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) has officially kicked off his presidential campaign in New Hampshire to a throng of dozens. “I know I can win this election, and that’s one of the reasons I’m running,” Pataki told Fox, despite the small crowd. He was cheerfully optimistic despite not receiving any support in the last Quinnipiac poll. “The polls […]
ASU paid Clinton Foundation, then hiked tuition

The university paid the large sum to the foundation in 2014, which school officials couched as an investment in -- not a donation to -- the Clinton Global Initiative University event held at ASU's Tempe campus between March 21 and 23 of last year.

Policy

Police actually arrested people for 'manspreading'

"Manspreading”—wherein men take up too much room in public spaces like the subway by spreading their legs apart—received a lot of attention earlier this year.

California now has restraining orders for guns
California is attempting to curb access to firearms for the mentally ill, but the vagueness of the state’s new law could lead to abuse. According to the National Journal, in September of 2014, California became the first state to set up gun violence restraining orders. The GVRO gives families of suicidal or mentally ill people […]
Insane pro-Rand Paul ad

This absurd ad, courtesy of a pro-Rand Paul super-PAC, might be the most American thing you've ever seen.

L.A. unions take hypocritical stance on min. wage
Thanks to union backing and months of backroom talks with union leaders, Los Angeles became the largest city in America to approve a $15 minimum wage. But now the unions are hypocritically seeking exemptions from this same policy they pushed through. From the L.A. Times: For much of the past eight months, labor activists have […]
ObamaCare prices keep on rising
Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse with ObamaCare, a study revealed that the overhead costs for the program are set to skyrocket up to a quarter of a billion dollars over the next decade. Five years into the Affordable Care Act and it seems that the administrative side of it — the […]