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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 consideragain.com. Follow him on Twitter - @HuizingaDanny.

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    Ryan-Murray Budget Passed Because Obama Wasn’t Involved

    Congress hasn’t passed a budget in four years, so the sudden approval of the Ryan-Murray budget last week came as something of a surprise. What changed this time? President Barack Obama avoided getting involved. “I think this budget deal worked, quite frankly – let’s go right to the center of this – because Obama was not part of the negotiations,” said Bob Woodward, a noted journalist who | Read More »

    Why Religious Freedom is Important for Foreign Policy

    Promoting religious freedom is a vital component of diplomacy that has been forgotten in recent years. In First Things magazine, Thomas Farr notes the importance of religious freedom in our efforts abroad. “Religious freedom plays a necessary role in the consolidation of democracy, in economic development, and in social harmony,” he says. Religious freedom leads to respect for dissenting views of all kinds, allowing a freer exchange of ideas and a | Read More »

    The Democrats’ Power Politics

    The Senate Democrats last week engaged in the worst kind of politics, the type that says if you don’t agree with us, we don’t care about you. In an unprecedented move, the Senate Democrats used the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules. Presidential nominees for most federal judicial positions will no longer require 60 votes to proceed. Instead, a simple majority is all that is | Read More »

    Religious Freedom and Hobby Lobby

    The Supreme Court just heard arguments for Greece v. Galloway, a case about legislative prayer and religious freedom. But the debate shouldn’t stop there. The Court should also agree to hear Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, a high-profile case that carries widespread implications for religious business owners across the country. Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius is the case in which Hobby Lobby is suing the Department of Health and Human Services | Read More »

    Conservatives Should Change Mind on Death Penalty

    Typically, support for the death penalty comes among Republicans and conservatives, the groups known historically for being “tough on crime.” But a new coalition aims to give a voice to those conservatives who feel otherwise. Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty (CCATDP) debuted at CPAC in Maryland this year and has since gained considerable publicity. “It’s important to remember that we can be tough on | Read More »

    Practice “Freedom Feminism”

    Imagine a stranger coming up to you and saying, “I’m not trying to insult you, but you’re ugly.” Wouldn’t you be upset? The example may sound farfetched, but it’s exactly what two Baylor Lariat columnists have done over the past two weeks. In her column (“Ring-by-spring stereotype goes both ways,”) Lariat staff writer Maleesa Johnson implores readers to “please do not read this [article] as me | Read More »

    Stop Another Government Shutdown

    The conclusion of the shutdown episode has brought a flurry of analysis and harsh criticism of Congress. But there’s something missing in it all. As tempting as it might sound to fire all of our elected leaders, it isn’t just Congress who needs to step up to avoid another government shutdown. It’s our responsibility too. As Americans, we are complicit in these fiscal-cliff theatrics unless we | Read More »

    The Economics of Sustainability

    Sustainability is not inherently bad. However, the term is so freely applied that obsession over sustainability can lead to a sacrifice of common sense, blinding one to the possible harmful effects of these policies. It is for this reason we must refuse to sacrifice our critical thinking when tempted with alluring phrases such as “clean energy” and “sustainable development.” Though both of these policies can | Read More »

    What’s Happening to Wall Street?

    “The lesson of Buffett was: To succeed in a spectacular fashion you had to be spectacularly unusual.” That’s Michael Lewis, well-known financial journalist, in his book, The Big Short. Wall Street has always drawn the bright, ambitious, and creative, but the finance industry is now struggling to fight battles on multiple fronts. First, there are several industry changes that indicate finance is no longer as attractive a career path. As far | Read More »

    Obama Has Wrong Stance on Debt Limit

    Another round of political theatre is coming, and it will undoubtedly distract from the worrying financial future of our nation. If you thought the government “shutdown” wasn’t enough, just wait until the next round of financial debates. In the next few weeks, the debt limit will be the new catchphrase digested by the media ad nauseam. What exactly is the debt limit? In a nutshell, | Read More »