Since childhood, I have been interested in journalism and politics. When I was in my early teens, I frequently watched the early local news. Now as a young adult, attending school in Washington, D.C. I can take advantage of a plethora of journalistic opportunities.
The Daily Caller, a conservative web publication, devoted much space in recent years to attacks on critics of America's for-profit colleges, echoing claims made by for-profit college owners at a time when that controversial industry has been seeking to avoid accountability.
Senator Cruz is on a crusade to become president. Cruz knows that if he can win over the conservative wing of his party with stirring rhetoric filled with red meat, he will be in a formidable position for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.
For many recipients of this award -- handed out at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) -- accuracy in media is way down on their list of accomplishments, especially among the most recent honorees.
By repeatedly interrupting the president and yelling caustic questions at him during a nationally televised event, the Daily Caller's Munro reflected how little respect the conservative press now has for the office of the presidency.
It's time we all make difficult choices and cut back on entitlement spending and government programs -- we can no longer afford the status quo, and staying wedded to our old ways disadvantages future generations.