Elena Lathrop

Elena is Editorial Assistant at Breitbart News and a UCLA graduate. She also runs a food blog and serves as Chair of West LA Young Republicans.

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Why the Pigford Fraud Must Be Exposed, Especially to the Youth

For today’s American youth--the so-called “Entitlement Generation," with twisted attitudes towards hard work, success, proper compensation, and the relationship between the three--the Pigford fraud, with its handouts based on little to no evidence of discrimination or even being a farmer, is the last thing that is needed right now. May 1, 2013 1:50 PM PT

Andrew Breitbart and the Meaning of #WAR

On March 1st, 2012, I woke up to a text message from a friend I had lost touch with over the previous year. Naturally, I was intrigued. It had to be something important. And it was not just a single text message, it was a group thread addressed to several other conservative friends of mine. It read “Andrew Breitbart died…at 43. RIP.” Mar 1, 2013 4:00 AM PT

Food Stamps for Postage: USPS Accepts EBT

A reader sends in this photo of a US Postal Service automated kiosk displaying a message that the machine accepts EBT to purchase postage. Feb 26, 2013 1:51 PM PT

The Youth Vote: Making the GOP Cool Again

Just because young voters historically do not show up to the polls in large numbers does not mean they should be overlooked. They may later work in education, the media, or Hollywood – three major institutions that play a pivotal role in shaping political opinions and, quite frankly, are dominated by the Left. If the GOP ever hopes of winning the youth vote, culture cannot be ignored. Jan 19, 2013 1:12 PM PT

'Fiscal Cliff' #1 on Lake Superior State University’s 2013 List of Banished Words

At the end of each year, Lake Superior State University releases its List of Banished Words, which is exactly what it sounds like – a list of words and phrases nominated by readers that have been overused throughout the year so much that they should be banished. And the phrase that received the most nominations for the year 2012? Fiscal cliff. Jan 3, 2013 3:00 PM PT

Prop. 32 Could Turn California Purple in Future Elections

Proposition 32, arguably the most high-profile and controversial proposition on California’s ballot this election, may be the key to California eventually becoming a competitive, “purple” state, according to Jon Fleischman of FlashReport. Nov 3, 2012 3:43 PM PT

California Calls Action Fund Mobilizing Voters in Support of Proposition 30

A Nov. 1st press release from California Calls Action Fund announced a “ground game” in effort to bring newly-registered and infrequent voters in support of Proposition 30 to the polls on election day. The organization is partnering with the Reclaim California’s Future Coalition to send local volunteers knocking on doors and phoning all over California. Nov 1, 2012 10:46 PM PT

How Many of California’s Ballot Initiatives Are Likely to Pass?

California residents will be voting on eleven statewide ballot propositions this election day. Out of the seven propositions most well-known and understood by voters, only one is likely to pass, according to Jon Fleischman of The Flash Report. Proposition 32, which Fleischman believes is the most important proposition on the ballot, will be close. Oct 31, 2012 10:55 PM PT

Patriots of All Stripes Gather at 'Wake Up America' Tea Party Rally

Andrew Breitbart was never shy about his support of the Tea Party, speaking at numerous events and defending them from mainstream media allegations of racism and homophobia. In his book Righteous Indignation, he described them as “all sorts of people, all of whom had the same sense that the American people had finally awakened.” A rally appropriately named "Wake Up America! 2012," held at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles on October 7th, consisted of just that type of crowd. Oct 9, 2012 12:59 PM PT

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