Our Mission

The Young Pundit is a news commentary outlet founded by Daniel Schmidt, a then-14-year-old high school freshman, in 2018. Originally, The Young Pundit was created to allow Schmidt to express his thoughts on the latest political events through easily understandable opinion pieces — a platform he had been desiring for more than a year.

A year after its founding, Schmidt realized a new direction for The Young Pundit‘s future. Witnessing the incredible resurgence of interest in politics and conservative philosophy among the youth, he observed that other young individuals — fresh, incisive, and unbought voices — deserve a medium that enables them to express their own, unbridled thoughts on the contemporary political environment through thoughtful, incisive, and illuminating opinion pieces.

We are here to make that a reality.

Starting in 2019, The Young Pundit will principally serve as a digital platform for high school and college students to voice their authentic, unique, and passionate opinions. From the threat of war with Iran to the palace intrigue of the Trump administration, we want to publish intellectually stimulating pieces on all topics under the sun.

While others see the youth as careless, unintelligible, and ill-informed, The Young Pundit sees them as much, much more.

Interested in writing for The Young Pundit?

Interested in having a career in politics, journalism, or political commentary in the future? This is the place to start. Have a genuine passion for politics? We would love to hear your thoughts. Unable to voice your true opinions at school? The Young Pundit is the platform for you.

To learn more, please click the button below. We look forward to publishing your work!

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