Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel Schmidt
Daniel Schmidt is a 16-year-old paleoconservative political commentator and opinion writer. In his freshman year of high school, at the age of 14, he founded The Young Pundit, a hard-hitting political commentary outlet that features young American nationalists critical of both the Left and the Right.
Schmidt has been engaged in politics since the beginning of middle school. Events that normally did not attract the attention of kids his age — presidential debates and inaugurations, speeches by world leaders, political commentary programs — would encapsulate his attention for hours upon hours.
Believing strongly in the doctrine of America First — and realizing that the most effective medium for expressing his two cents wouldn’t be some pretentious website managed by a group of Ivy League graduates — Schmidt founded TYP in 2018 to express his thoughts on the most pivotal political issues through easily understandable opinion pieces, combating what he perceived as neglect in principled values and pragmatic thinking in political commentary.
Now, TYP aims to serve as a digital platform for traditionally conservative high school and college students to expose the hypocrisy, apathy, and indifference toward America’s interests and future within both poles of the political spectrum. To read more about TYP’s mission, and the general views that guide it, click here.
Schmidt has had numerous inspirations that have shaped his way of thinking and style of writing. Tucker Carlson’s simple yet incredibly crisp way of thought, Pat Buchanan’s pragmatic and prophetic works, and Andrew Breitbart’s brave and insubordinate approach to journalism, among many others, have enlarged his passion even further.
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