Counter Cultured: Luke Bryan Returns to Country Roots in New Song

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The four-time co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards and outdoor enthusiast has a new music video showcasing his love of fishing and hunting. 

Luke Bryan’s new song “Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day” will even appeal to those who are skeptical of the country crooner’s music. Often associated with the “bro-country” movement, Bryan’s new song appears to have departed from this. As more country music adopts a more traditionalist tone, even Bryan recognizes the need to return to his true country roots–especially with this ode to dedicated anglers and hunters.

On the surface, the song seems to focus on fishing, hunting, and romance. However, it’s more about a guy who loves fishing and hunting every day.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured. 

Resurgent Article: Marine Teams Up with Rep. DeSantis on Dogs for Vets Bill

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DeSantis was joined by bill co-sponsor Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA), former Marine Cole Lyle, and several members representing veterans groups. The Florida congressman, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida being vacated by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is also a Navy veteran.

It was tweeted out by Resurgent and Congressman DeSantis as well:

Continue reading at The Resurgent.

Quoted in Huffington Post About Ted Cruz’s Youth Appeal

Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus last night with 28% overall and he garnered 27% of the youth vote. Marco Rubio garnered 23% overall and 24% of the youth vote in Iowa’s GOP primary.

My GVH interview on Trump v. Cruz was relayed to Huffington Post. Below is an excerpt:

However, for Cruz, his appeal may not be about addressing a particular issue, but more about his consistency and track record. Gabriella Hoffman, a conservative commentator, Virginia primary voter and author of the article “Ted Cruz is the Best Candidate for Millennials”, said, “I see in [Cruz] someone who can confidently communicate conservatism and someone who can appeal to others beyond conservatism. It’s just a matter of getting to know him, getting to know who he is. If people got to know him and his staff, which is comprised of a lot of young people, they’ll see that he does have a good pulse on young people.”

Continue reading at Huffington Post. 

Counter Cultured Interview with Demetrius Minor

I have my interview with young conservative author and preacher Demetrius Minor up at Counter Cultured today. Below is an excerpt:

GH: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and why you’re a young conservative.

DM:  I’m a 30 year-old preacher, blogger and writer for IJ Review. My godfather, Bishop Samie Conyers, told me in 2000 that just because I was black didn’t mean I had to vote Democrat. After doing my own research, I came to the conclusion that I was a social and economic conservative.

At the age of 28, I found out for the very first time that I was adopted. It was revealed to me that due to some poor life choices, my birthmother didn’t have the financial nor the emotional means to raise me in a stable household. However, she didn’t allow her decisions to rob me from being adopted from a loving family who loved me enough to consider me one of their very own.

God used both my biological and adopted parents to preserve my life so that I can fulfill my God-given purpose.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

New Counter Cultured Article: Jackson Hole Summit

I’ve penned a new column about my time at the inaugural Jackson Hole Summit. It centered around monetary policy. Below is an excerpt:

I’ve just returned from the inaugural Jackson Hole Summit. The conference was held from August 27-29, 2015, in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It centered around monetary policy and how to counter the problem of central banking in the present day. The theme of the conference was “Central Banks: The Problem or the Solution?”

American Principles Project (APP) organized this event. Their mission states, “American Principles Project recognizes the dignity of the person as the basis of the founding principles of the United States. We are committed to the declaration made by the Founding Fathers, that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Additional sponsors included the Heritage Foundation, Atlas Network, and Young America’s Foundation.

Admittedly, I haven’t really focused on monetary policy in my political work thus far. To most individuals, it’s very nuanced, complex, and technical to comprehend. However, this conference gave us attendees a better glimpse into monetary policy and why sound money should be promoted in the public square. Like Millennials, presidential candidates will and should be made to care about the topic.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

Cross-posted on Medium.

New Counter Cultured Article: Johns Hopkins Student Battles Campus Leftists

Yesterday we published an interview with John Hopkins student Andrew Guernsey up at Counter Cultured.

Here’s an excerpt:

The First Amendment is under siege in our country today. From articulating support for natural marriage to being politically incorrect, respectful disagreement over issues and intellectual diversity are strongly discouraged today.

One college student, Andrew Guernsey, has gone out of his way to challenge the “tolerance brigade” at Johns Hopkins University following its student government’s decision to bar Chick-fil-A from campus. As a result, this incident has garnered a lot of media attention. Andrew penned an op-ed in National Review and subsequently appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss why campus statists are wrong to suppress campus free speech. 

I recently interviewed Andrew to learn more about what happened on his campus and how he has played a role in fostering a discussion of socially conservative ideas with his peers.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.