Danny Huizinga is a freelance reporter for the Daily Caller and a syndicated political columnist for the Washington Times Communities. Danny was the Turning Point USA "Columnist of the Year" in 2013 and has won a Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. He is currently studying at Baylor University, pursuing three business majors in Economics, Finance, and Business Fellows with minors in mathematics and political science. Although originally from the Chicago area, he is a Texas resident. Danny's writing began when he founded a political blog called Consider Again located at Follow him on Twitter - @HuizingaDanny.


    Campaign Finance – Why the Supreme Court Got it Right

    The Supreme Court’s opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is an important development for campaign finance regulation and a victory for those who support the 1st amendment. As far as legal opinions go, McCutcheon is pretty easy to read. Essentially, the bottom line is that the government has limited constitutional authority to restrict campaign contributions. The government cannot limit campaign finances unless the limit is directly related to preventing corruption. “Money in | Read More »

    Christians should go into politics

    Christians should get more involved in politics. At the moment, the reputation of Christians in public life is disastrous. Religious people are often seen as fanatical fundamentalists, leading massive hate campaigns complete with picket signs and boycotts. This projection is not representative of most Christians. Yes, there are those who use religion as a weapon, perceiving a divine backing of their actions though they intend | Read More »

    Tesla and Texas – Who is Right?

    News broke last week that Tesla, a California-based electric car company, had been banned from selling cars in several states due to lobbying pressure from existing car dealers. Though both sides in the debate are quick to claim they are fighting for a “free market,” there’s hypocrisy on both sides. First, the governors. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is famous for saying Texas is “open | Read More »

    Don’t Raise Minimum Wage with Executive Order

    Does Obama really make the “right call” with an executive order raising the minimum wage, as columnist Taylor Rexrode claims? (Baylor Lariat, Mar. 7) In fact, though raising the minimum wage sounds like a simple, easy way to fight poverty for single parents, its good intentions are beset by simple realities. First, Obama’s executive order cannot constitutionally raise the minimum wage for all workers. Peter | Read More »

    Meet Greg Abbott

    While sitting in a local barbecue joint in Waco, surrounded by Texas memorabilia, Greg Abbott seems easily able to connect with Texas voters. The Republican candidate for Texas governor understands the legitimate need of the party to become a “big tent” and appeal to other groups. “I bring a complete different style and perception that will connect differently with the changing Texas that we live in,” | Read More »

    What you didn’t know about Mitt Romney

    What you didn't know about Mitt Romney

    As intensive as the campaigns of 2012 were, it never seemed as if we got to know the real Mitt Romney. A new documentary, however, fills in those holes and gives us a moving description of the man who almost became president. Some might say, why focus on Romney now? His time has come and gone. He’s old news, damaged goods. But the new documentary Mitt, | Read More »

    Texas should hesitate before embracing high-speed rail

    Imagine yourself on a futuristic bullet train, blazing through the countryside at 200 miles per hour. On the inside, you’re relaxing in a comfortable seat with Wi-Fi and a cold drink. The ticket was quite cheap, and the train isn’t very crowded. Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is. High-speed rail is the dream that never gets fulfilled, yet never manages to | Read More »

    State of the Union? Pretty Boring.

    It’s the time of the year where the president lays out a grand new vision for the country, an innovative set of policy goals, and an inspiring message for a bright future. Or at least, that’s what was supposed to happen. But Tuesday night’s State of the Union address fell flat with political commentators and the general public. It’s worth noting that this isn’t a | Read More »

    Bridgegate vs. Benghazi

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” opens Charles Dickens’ famous novel, beginning the book’s powerful literary motif of doubles. This week, politics embraced the same thematic element, as the scandal with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called forth memories from Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi episode, despite the vast difference in severity. When news broke this week that Christie’s aides and political | Read More »

    Science Doesn’t Explain Politics

    Do Democrats make better neighbors? According to a long article by Ken Stern in The Atlantic, the correct answer is first no, then yes, then it’s unclear, then it’s irrelevant. The most important answer is that last one. Political party affiliation really isn’t a great indicator for kindness or generosity, despite the “emerging body of evidence” Stern refers to. There is a collection of studies and articles arguing Democrats | Read More »