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Hot Take: Katie Porter could still take CA-45

In the 45th district of California, Republican incumbent Mimi Walters was declared the winner this Tuesday in the midterm election. However, Democrat Katie Porter may still have a chance at the House seat. According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, there are an estimated 366,436 ballots left to count…


Hot Take: The President can’t and shouldn’t alter the 14th Amendment

In an interview aired last night with Axios, President Trump proposed that he should make an executive order that would end birthright citizenship. This would essentially overturn the 14th amendment of the Constitution which grants, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States ….are citizens of the United States.”…


Hot Take: Vote Yes on Prop. 6

Midterms are right around the corner. Although there are thousands of offices at the local, state, and federal level up for grabs, there are also a number of confusing propositions on the ballot. In California, Proposition 6 poses the question as to whether or not the gas tax should be…


Politicon 2018 Ben Shapiro

Politicon 2018: The Experience

Politicon 2018 convened this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring commentators from all ends of the political spectrum. Young Not Stupid got press access to the second day of the event, featuring Ben Shapiro, Tomi Lahren and Cenk Uygur. For me, the morning began with walking the convention…


The Border Crisis Nobody Asked For

The crisis at the border that everyone from the media to the President himself is talking about, was 100% preventable. It was a fire created by the Trump administration and extinguished by them later on. This fire that I am referring to is the separation that took place between children…


California’s Illegal Immigrant Issue

Every week, a new city comes out against the California sanctuary state law, which bans city law enforcement from complying with federal immigration laws. Cities ranging from Huntington Beach to San Diego have voted to work with U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The California sanctuary state law is an…



YNS Double Feature: The 2018 Agenda and A Twitter Battle

  The 2018 Agenda            When Trump boarded Air Force One from his Mar-A-Lago resort back to Washington on Monday, correspondents were told domestic policy with a focus on infrastructure and immigration would be at the top of the administration’s agenda. Media outlets have been mumbling…


Rep. Mimi Walters, Tax Reform, and her District

Congresswoman Mimi Walters has a BIG problem- connecting to her constituents. She serves the people of three Orange County cities including Irvine, Tustin, and Mission Viejo. This week, she voted in favor of tax reform. Other nearby Republican Representatives, Darrell Issa and Dana Rohrabacher, voted against the bill. Many in…