Chris Walker

Chris Walker has been writing for more than ten years, focusing primarily on political and social commentary.

Here's How To Teach Kids To Be Accepting In A Few Simple Steps

ByChris Walker
I'm a Millennial dad. My wife and I have had many teaching moments with our son over the course of the last seven years. But one of the most important things he could ever learn from us is the acceptance of others. Fortunately, for a child his age…

Turning 30 Isn't Anything Like Turning 20, And That's Exactly The Point

ByChris Walker
The human psyche is driven to attach itself to round numbers. For whatever reason, numbers divisible by 10 seem to resonate with us more than others, and so we find ourselves drawn to milestones in our lives that end in zero. When many of us turned…

4 Ways Millennials Can Stop Trump From Getting To The White House

ByChris Walker
At this time last year, the media was belittling the idea of Donald Trump running for president. Oh, how we all wish we could go back to those simpler times. Following his Super Tuesday wins last week, in which he won over his Republican rivals in…

Why Nostalgia Can Improve Your Mental Health During The Winter Months

ByChris Walker
Let's face it: Things tend to seem slower and more routine during the fall months. Whether you blame the diminishing length of sunlight during the day, or you're just someone who sees fall as a time of despair, this time of year tends to become a…

Why The Actions Of Kim Davis Display Bigotry, Not Heroism

ByChris Walker
I’ll be perfectly blunt: Kim Davis isn’t a hero. She’s a bigot, plain and simple. The Rowan County Kentucky clerk refused to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses in her offices this summer. She also refused to allow her deputies to issue the…

Young And Aware: Why Millennials May Remember 9/11 Best Of All

ByChris Walker
I was studying algebra during free period when the first plane hit. In the hallways, I heard more from friends. One of the towers at the World Trade Center in New York City had been hit by a plane. The building was smoldering, but still intact at…

Charles Koch Says He's Just Like MLK And He's Completely In The Wrong

ByChris Walker
David and Charles Koch, notoriously known as the Koch brothers, are fond of donating large sums of money to conservative political action committees. These PACs work tirelessly to elect Republicans to national office, with the hope the return on…

3 Ways Conservatives Will Continue To Fight Against Marriage Equality

ByChris Walker
Marriage equality is a reality in the US, and it seems all 50 states are now complying with the ruling the Supreme Court issued last week. But let’s not kid ourselves into thinking this debate is over. Social conservatives are still hellbent on…

Are We Accepting Domestic Terrorism As A New Norm In America?

ByChris Walker
In late 2009, the Obama administration released a report that shined a light on a growing threat in our country: radicalized extremist conservative violence. The report, released by Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security, said…

4 Reasons Republicans Struggle In Winning Over Millennials

ByChris Walker
Reince Priebus, the Chair of the Republican National Committee, recently penned an op-ed on Elite Daily titled, "Voting Republican Will Get Us Back On The Right Track," suggesting Millennials ought to consider the GOP when they go to the ballot box…

3 Simple Ways To Improve Voter Turnout And Democracy In America

ByChris Walker
In a recent speech about the importance of voting rights, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed dismay against measures across the country that limited voting hours and access to the ballot…

3 Myths Gun Lobbyists Want The US Population To Believe As Fact

ByChris Walker
What if I told you there were 53 gun deaths in the last week of May 2015? That number might surprise you because it’s grossly low-balling it. That’s actually the number of gun deaths in the US in the last day of May. Think about that: In one day…

Why It's Great That Millennials Are Defining Religion For Themselves

ByChris Walker
Millennials are becoming a strong influence on the American social landscape. The way things are going, this generation will undoubtedly have a huge impact on society, culture and politics for many years to come. On the topic of religion, many…

Inexcusable: 4 Reasons TLC Should Pull '19 Kids And Counting'

ByChris Walker
It was recently discovered that the oldest child of the Duggar household, the family behind TLC hit show “19 Kids and Counting,” sexually molested younger girls as a teenager. In response to the allegations, Josh Duggar released a statement…

Why It's Totally Okay To Not Land Your Dream Job After Graduation

ByChris Walker
Congratulations! After countless papers, presentations, 8 am classes and thesis statements, you've finally made it: You’ve reached the pinnacle of your young adult life by graduating from college. This is indeed an important moment in your life, and…

Why No GOP Contender Will Win The 2016 Presidential Election

ByChris Walker
If he decides he’s going to run, Scott Walker will likely become the next presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Walker, who has been governor of Wisconsin since 2011, faces a wide range of competition and a handful of other Republican…

Why The US Should Consider Ending The Dealth Penalty

ByChris Walker
With the penalty phase winding down in the trial of The Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it’s clear many Americans want retribution. The prosecution is asking the jury to consider the death penalty for Tsarnaev, whose devastating…

Why Marriage Equality Is A Federal Issue Not A State Issue

ByChris Walker
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on whether the Constitution guarantees the rights of same-sex couples to receive equal marriage rights across the nation. Many expect the Court to rule in favor of marriage equality, finding state…

The GOP's Got 99 Problems And They're All Hillary Clinton

ByChris Walker
Can we take any of the Republican candidates for president (potential or declared) seriously? Report after report of their activities in pivotal states across the country indicate the consistent theme among GOP contenders isn't any huge policy…

Stand By Us: Why Hillary Clinton Has Strong Millenial Support

ByChris Walker
This past weekend, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for presidency. For many, her candidacy was a foregone conclusion years ago (having lost to Barack Obama in a contentious 2008 Democratic Party primary), but Clinton has bided her time for…