Caiden Cowger

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 1.00.29 PM

Age

17

Location

Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Occupation

Radio Host, Columnist, Television Producer, and Editor-in-Chief of CowgerNation.com

Twitter

@CaidenCowger

BIO

In 2010, at the age of 12, Caiden Cowger first began hosting his show, The Caiden Cowger Program. His show now airs on several radio stations around the county, and was picked up by iHeartRadio in 2014. In 2012, he founded CowgerNation.com, which is a conservative news and opinion website, dedicated to exposing the activities of the left. The following year, he launched Cowger Network, which is a conservative television news channel distributed by Roku, Inc. One month later, he formed a digital radio station, featuring right-of-center talk show hosts from around the United States.

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 in other capacities?

I believe that millennials, especially teenagers, can be greatly influenced politically by their peers. It is essential for young conservatives to get involved in politics, and work to inform their coequals of the issues concerning this nation, and present them with conservative solutions. In educational environments, liberal students tend to be more vocal than conservative students. This can result in right-of-center pupils being hesitant to express their ideas. It is important for young conservatives to make their voices heard, and strive to awaken the millennial generation.

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

One of the biggest problems is that many young people have the mentality that they should live in the present, without focusing on the future. Unless an issue arises that affects them at that present time, they are not concerned. That is why progressives have used social issues to capture their vote. Considering that premise, rather than avoiding social issues, conservative elected officials should discuss the substance behind their beliefs. Rather than running from the issues, they should try to persuade others to their way of thinking. I believe that it can be done. When you lose the culture, you lose the heart and soul of America. The second task that elected officials must accomplish is to make the millennial generation realize that every decision — financial or otherwise — affects their future, well-being, and livelihood. That is the biggest challenge that conservative politicians face.

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

In 10 years, I would like to see the conservative movement combating liberalism on every front. The biggest factor is activism. Liberals have used activism to get what they want, in some cases without any opposition. The biggest problem that conservatives face is that we are not as active as we should be. For every conservative cause, we should be combating the liberal left, and not hesitant in doing so. Activism is the reason why small progressive minorities, such as the LGBT movement (3 percent of the population), have been so successful. When Phil Robertson was attacked for expressing his religious beliefs on the topic of homosexuality, conservatives banded together and stood behind him. Mr. Robertson was reinstated on A&E. If we did that on every issue, we would be unstoppable. I believe that if conservatives would start speaking up and defending their values, this nation would return back to the founding principles and become overwhelmingly conservative.

Thirty Under Thirty 2015

WhiteHouse.gov just changed over: Check it out

As soon as the swearing in of the th President of United States happened at noon WhiteHouse gov got...

House of Cards drops trailer minutes before Inauguration

Netflix's hit show House of Cards dropped their trailer for the newest season minutes before President-elect Donald Trump was...

Great parenting: 10-year-old starts fire outside pro-Trump event

Progressives know that they have to indoctrinate future activists while they're young and impressionable
A -year-old progressive activist...

Misguided 'Socialist Students' walk out in protest of Donald Trump

Students across the country will participate in a nationwide walkout today to protest the election of Donald Trump....

Katie Couric tries (and fails) to make Betty White bash Trump

It's easy for celebrities to bash Donald Trump. But Betty White isn't like most celebrities....

Thanks Obama and farewell to Our Dear Leader

After eight years we want to remember some of Our Dear Leader President Obama's greatest triumphs and some things...

NY Times report: Colleges are "economically segregated"

The New York Times recently released a report on income inequality at American colleges and universities and the results...

Inside the 'DeploraBall': Trump's biggest supporters invade DC

Of all the parties celebrating Donald Trump's victory none are as jubilant than those attending 'The DeploraBall The soir...

Website exposes millennials who take selfies at Holocaust memorial

Millennials taking selfies is a testament to how far the digital age has progressed However young people aren't particularly...

Irony: Women's March video says female baby's life matters

A video produced by the Women's March on Washington features women and other minorities saying why they will be...

Students to protest 'sexist' Trump by taking photos in their panties

A sorority at the University of Michigan plans to protest incoming President Donald Trump after his Friday inauguration Their...

5 of the worst art projects funded by the federal government

Republicans have tried unsuccessfully to reduce abolish and privatize various government programs for decades After years of failure staffers...

Rand Paul slams Bernie Sanders: Socialism not the same as compassion

During the Congressional hearing for Dr Tom Price's nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services Sen Rand Paul...

Anti-Trump California artist takes 'bloody protest' to a new level

Artist and self-proclaimed activist Illma Gore has chosen a bizarre act of painting a wall mural with blood That’s...

College students handing out Constitutions get arrested

In a lawsuit filed in federal court on Wednesday students at Kellogg Community College a small public college located...

Black college marching band playing at Trump's inauguration raises $630K

The historically black Talladega College in Alabama doesn't have to worry about money for a while Thanks to Donald...

Putin: Russian prostitutes "best in the world,” calls Trump accusations "fake"

Following the explosive dossier published by BuzzFeed alleging that President-elect Donald Trump had met with prostitutes in Russia Vladimir...

Flashback: Elizabeth Warren advocated for school vouchers in 2003

Partisanship and politics are a hell of a drug, and Elizabeth Warren is an addict....

Occupational licensing is blocking ex-convicts from a second chance

By DAVID BARNES Washington Examiner
With the holidays behind us many are putting their energy and efforts into New...