Jackson Richman

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Jackson Richman is a senior at George Washington University studying political science. He has written for The Weekly Standard, The Daily Caller, American Action News, and New Voices Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @jacksonrichman

Articles From Jackson

Rand Paul will teach a class at GWU — and it’s not a politics course

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at SXSW, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

Professor Rand Paul will teach an English class next fall at George Washington University. That is not a proofreading error. A representative for GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences tells Red Alert the Kentucky senator will teach a course titled “Dystopian Visions” during the Fall 2017 semester. In the midst of a presidency that’s been compared […]

Interview: Student sues Trump for inciting violence, judge agrees to hear case

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Last week, a judge allowed a case to proceed against President Donald Trump for alleging violence at a campaign rally last year in Kentucky. George Washington University freshman Henry Brousseau is one of three plaintiffs in the case who was assaulted by three Trump supporters, one of whom identifies as a white nationalist. “I wouldn’t say […]

Law school publishes 4th Amendment analysis on Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”

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Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his rapper name Jay Z, may have somewhat taught Americans, through his 2003 hit “99 Problems,” about the Fourth Amendment. St. Louis University School of Law published an article in its law journal in 2012 of a line-by-line analysis of the second verse of the song with the amendment […]

New study: Millennials don’t trust government or political parties

Millennials get trashed from all sides. However, we're doing more than you think. It's time for a little sympathy. (Photo via AP)

Millennials care less about party loyalty and more about causes compared to previous generations, according to the 2016 Millennial Impact Report, released this past weekend.  The study also revealed that millennials believe issues can be solved without government, an institution the majority of respondents do not trust. The report has been annually conducted over the past […]

MIT offers a $250,000 reward for ‘disobedience’

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered this week a $250,000 reward to those who can go against the status quo. The university’s media lab will offer the prize to anyone who they believe can provide “an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society,” according to the department’s website. MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito […]

Anne Frank’s stepsister optimistic for future during Trump era

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, step-sister to Anne Frank. (YouTube/Jewish Museum London)

Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s stepsister, addressed the Chabad at Washington University in St. Louis last week on her experiences during the Holocaust. She compared, to an extent, today’s plight of Syrian refugees to the refugee situation of the Jews during World War II, calling on countries like England. In a Newsweek piece published last year, […]

Why millennials should support Andrew Puzder’s nomination for Labor

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Confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor have been delayed indefinitely. Millennials should rally and support the confirmation of business executive Andrew Puzder, whose policies, if confirmed, will benefit millennials. Puzder’s Senate Oversight Committee confirmation hearing is on hold due to trouble with filing his ethics paperwork. As the CEO […]

George Washington University fires former terrorist

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George Washington University has fired a former Al Qaeda terrorist, turned research fellow, after his arrest last month for cocaine possession and prostitution. Jesse Morton (formerly Younus Abdullah Muhammad) was hired by the university’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security last August to conduct counter-terrorism research. A university spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post that […]

Why millenials should support Tom Price for HHS Secretary

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Under the Affordable Care Act, adult children can stay on their parents’ plan until age 26. So, why should millennials support President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, who wants to repeal and replace Obamacare? Millennials should rally behind HHS nominee Georgia Congressman Tom Price because of his introduced bill, “The […]

My college doesn’t require US History for history majors. It should

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George Washington University’s History department has decided that taking a US history course to complete its major requirements is optional. While understandable as a way for students to specialize in an area of history, in the age of declining American civics, this move is alarming for future political discourse. In his opinion of Brown v. […]

Students are comparing Trump’s win to the Holocaust. It needs to stop.

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On college campuses, the reaction to Donald Trump winning the presidential election last week has gone from sadness to madness to ignorance and bigotry. Hundreds of George Washington University students participated in a “post-election group cry,” where at least one student compared Trump’s victory to Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass in Nazi Germany […]

Now considered sexual harassment: Grading students based on ‘effort’


A Brooklyn College professor was told to change his class syllabus over concerns that a participation and effort component worth 10 percent of a student’s final grade could be misinterpreted as sexual harassment. In a post on Minding the Campus, Geology professor David Seidemann wrote, “Here is the offending phrase from the grading portion of my syllabus: ‘Class […]

Twitter mocks Ben & Jerry’s support for #BlackLivesMatter

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Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is churning out support for the Black Lives Matter movement. “Black Lives Matter. Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an option,” they posted on Twitter last Friday. Black Lives Matter. Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an […]

Triggered students offend easily — yet wear shirt idolizing mass-murderer

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On campuses across the country, leftist students commemorate Fidel Castro confidant and mass-murderer Ernesto “Che” Guerva. In response, campus chapters of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) held a “No More Che Day” on Friday to inform their peers that the man should actually be condemned, not celebrated. Guerva was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution […]

Professor: If students can kneel for #BLM, I can carry my gun on campus

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After witnessing members of the Eastern Carolina University band kneel during their football game last Saturday to protest racism and police brutality, one professor chose to take a stand for her own constitutional rights. On Monday, ECU professor Tracy Tuten told WITN she would begin carrying a firearm on campus because she believed if students […]

College offers black feminism course based on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

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The University of Texas, San Antonio, is offering a class this semester related to Beyonce’s latest album — it’s safe to assume the course will fall politically “to the left, to the left.” The course, “Black Women, Beyonce & Popular Culture,” is based on the superstar’s latest hit album, “Lemonade.” According to the class syllabus, students “explore the […]

Dept. of Education spends $3.2 million on lame video game

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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of California a $3.2 million grant to study a video game that assists students through the college application process. Mission: Admission is a real-time simulation of the process: how to write admissions essays and personal statements, send high school transcripts, ask for letters of recommendation, and […]

College gives 6x more funding to Democrats than Republicans

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The Student Association at George Washington University has awarded significantly more funding to the university’s branch of College Democrats than to the university’s branch of College Republicans for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to the Student Association’s 2017 budget, the GW College Republicans requested $19,757 from the SA for the school year, but was only […]

Constitutional Soundbites: A shortened version of the founding document made for millennials

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On this Constitution Day, millennials can learn about the founding document and the history leading to its ratification without looking at an endless number of pages. Thanks to Constitutional Soundbites, a shortened consolidated, book—developed by constitutional lawyer David Shestokas—children, teenagers, and young adults can learn about the founding and structure of today’s American government through an […]

Chance the Rapper joins NAACP’s #StayWokeAndVote campaign

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Music artist Chancelor Bennett—better known by his stage name “Chance the Rapper”—is making sure his fans get the chance to vote this November. The rapper announced he is teaming up with the NAACP to bring voter registration to his upcoming tour. Chance tagged his post with the hashtag #staywokeandvote, which is the NAACP’s official campaign to encourage African-Americans to vote. Proud to announce I'll […]