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Our View: How to survive Thanksgiving as the token conservative

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It’s that special time of year to get together with friends and family, give thanks — and lose your voice screaming about politics. Being the lone conservative voice at a dinner table full of extended family can be troubling, but here at Red Alert, our writers have a surefire way to survive the Thanksgiving dinner […]

NIU removes Gideons’ Bibles after atheists call them “obnoxious”


Northern Illinois University (NIU) has removed all Bibles from the nightstands in their campus hotel, according to reports from the Chicago Tribune. NIU removed the Bibles — provided by Gideons International — after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Annie Laurie Gaylor, the co-president of FFRF, told the Tribune that the Bibles were “obnoxious” and […]

Red Alert Podcast: Hidden penalties for student loan defaults

Staff Writer Anthony Hennen talked with host Michael Koolidge about a hidden penalty in some states for student loan default: the suspension of driver’s and professional licenses. In at least 21 states, anyone who defaults on their student debt can lose driving and working privileges. Defenders of the penalty say the threat of suspension brings in […]

13-year-old homeschooler shoots, kills felon during home invasion

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Two men with extensive criminal backgrounds attempted to break in to a home in Ladson, South Carolina in the middle of the day last week. They were greeted by an unlikely hero: a 13-year-old, who takes public classes online at home. When the alleged burglars attempted to enter the property, the boy killed one of them and […]

Sanders after Paris: Global warming is bigger threat than ISIS

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Last night’s debate was a doozy for Democrats. Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked directly if — after the Paris attacks — he still thought climate change was our world’s biggest threat. CBS moderator John Dickerson asked: Senator Sanders, you said you wanna rid the planet of ISIS. In the previous date you said the […]

After Sanders Endorsement, UFC’s Ronda Rousey KO’d for first loss

After Sanders Endorsement, UFC’s Ronda Rousey KO’d for first loss

Fresh off of endorsing socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, UFC banthamweight (and now former champion) Ronda Rousey was knocked out by Holly Holm. It was reported on Tuesday she had endorsed Sanders “because he doesn’t take any corporate money… I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.” She’s […]

Red Alert Podcast: What are GOP candidates’ real illegal immigration stances?

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican presidential rivals Rubio and Cruz are backpedaling furiously as they try to outmaneuver each other on immigration. Rubio co-wrote a massive 2013 immigration bill that passed the Senate. He disavows it now, but Cruz won’t stop talking about it.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Staff writer Ryan Girdusky talked with host Michael Koolidge about the GOP presidential candidates and their discussion of illegal immigration during this week’s presidential debate. Immigration is set up to be a dividing line issue in the upcoming Republican primary. Anti-amnesty Ted Cruz and Donald Trump joined forces in a fight against moderates John Kasich and […]

Don Lemon on Safe Space: “If you’re afraid of having your feelings hurt, don’t leave your house”

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CNN anchor and commentator Don Lemon just dropped a truth bomb on the nationwide campus protests: [Students] should not be coddled by retreating into so-called ‘safe spaces’ because they’re afraid of having their feelings hurt. If you’re afraid of having your feelings hurt, don’t leave your house. College is the place where robust debate should be […]

Jeb! Bush stumbles at least 10 times in opening question

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Former Florida Jeb Bush struggled out of the gate this evening. Red Alert counted at least 10 stumbles or mistakes in his first answer alone, clearly nervous from all the pressure from those in his donor base disappointed in his lackluster performances. You can watch the video here, starting at about the 9:19 mark. Many […]

Here’s how you can watch the Fox Business debate online for free

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For all you millennials without cable–or for those who have yet to “demand it” (Fox Business) from your providers–you can watch the debate online for free here: FoxBusiness.com. Red Alert will be running live coverage, and we hope the candidates will hit on issues affecting the next generation. We featured a debate preview from youth […]

Trump on Starbucks: If Elected, “We’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again”

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Donald Trump proves again he can never let a media story go by without saying something interesting. This time, it is about the infamous red Starbucks cup. Trump said at an event last night, “I have Starbucks. They are my tenants… I have one of the most successful Starbucks at Trump Tower–maybe we should boycott […]

Hilarity: Trump’s SNL Spoof of Drake’s Hotline Bling

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Overall, Donald Trump’s hosting of SNL was pretty tame. However, our favorite skit is one you can’t miss. SNL spoofs Drake’s new single, “Hotline Bling.”  In the video, The Donald dances and says “you used to call me on the cellphone.” Watch (Trump starts around 1:32):

Red Alert Podcast – Rebecca Downs on Donald Trump ‘Saturday Night Live’ controversy

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Staff writer Rebecca Downs talked with host Michael Koolidge about the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. From a PAC offering $5,000 to anyone in the audience who yells, ‘Trump is a racist,’ to Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) raising the issue on the House floor, the ratings for this episode are […]

Aziz Ansari plays Bobby Jindal on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon decided to interview one of the lesser known candidates running for president, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — played by Aziz Ansari. Fallon asked Jindal’s character why he was staying in the race when his polling numbers are so low. “I’m gonna stop you right there Jimmy because I’m not […]

Rachel Maddow: Republicans like to complain about debate process

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Rachel Maddow was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Monday where she said Republican complaints about the CNBC debate were overblown. The MSNBC host said that Republicans complained about the Fox News debate because of Megyn Kelly’s questions to Donald Trump, they disapproved of the CNN debate because it was three hours long and “too hot,” […]

Carly Fiorina rips The View for making fun of her looks: “Say it to my face”

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Carly Fiorina talked about the double standard between conservative and liberal women on Fox News Sunday, especially after the ladies of The View joked about the former CEO’s appearance during the last GOP debate. The View panelist Michelle Collins said that Fiorina’s face looked “demented.” Joy Behar followed up by saying she looked like a “Halloween mask.” “I think there’s […]

Red Alert Podcast – Meghan Keenan on GOP debate highlights and student response


Campus Coordinator Meghan Keenan talked with host Michael Koolidge about the CNBC GOP debate at the University of Colorado, including debate highlights, student reaction, and the “free speech zone” for protestors. Check out more of the Red Alert Politics podcast at https://soundcloud.com/red-alert-politics.

The winner of the #GOPdebate is… Fox Business Network


CNBC lost tonight’s debate. They didn’t just lose control of the debate. They lost it. They lost respect as a credible news network, and there is no way they should host a debate again. For many businesspeople watching, it was made unfortunately clear that CNBC has become an unserious network. Many wondered why they pushed out […]

Who the GOP can’t ignore tonight: Millennial voters

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, center, speaks as the other candidates look on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At the last Democrat debate, their candidates mentioned college affordability 11 times, while Republicans haven’t talked about it at all during their debates. Tonight’s debate is about the economy, and no demographic has been hurt worse by the Obama economy than millennials. Their median income is down, their student debt is climbing, and millennial underemployment […]

Late Late Show makes fake ad about Ben Carson trying to stab his friend

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The Late Late Show with James Corden joked about how many campaigns are trying to reinvent themselves, including Ben Carson–who revealed in an interview that he stabbed his friend with a hunting knife. Corden was flabbergasted by Carson’s admission that had his friend not been wearing a large metal belt buckle he probably would have killed […]