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

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’

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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 […]

NCAA removes March Madness from North Carolina over transgender bathroom law

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The NBA moved next year’s all-star game from Charlotte to New Orleans in response to North Carolina’s new bathroom law. On Monday, the NCAA followed suit, announcing it will relocate seven championship events, including the popular March Madness basketball tournament. According to an NCAA press release, “championships and events must promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, […]

Berkeley offers new anti-Israel course taught by radical activist

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The University of California, Berkeley is offering a new class demonizing Israel. “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” is taught by Students for Justice in Palestine co-founder Hatem Bazian. The course offers the standard anti-Israel narrative, and accuses Jews of “settling” territory that the British mandated for Palestine. In an article for the Observer, University of […]

Brown Univ. president: Constitution doesn’t apply to colleges, free speech can be shut down

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In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Brown University president Christina Paxson wrote an op-ed in favor of safe spaces and trigger warnings on campus, and argued that they have been mischaracterized as threatening to free speech and academic freedom. “In the setting of private institutions, this is not a First Amendment issue,” she said. “Private colleges and […]

Feds force ITT to shut down: Thousands of students and employees stranded

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After Corinthian Colleges shut down its campuses last year, another large for-profit institution has closed its doors, leaving tens of thousands of students stranded. ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday it was terminating its operations immediately. Established nearly 50 years ago, the company employed an 8,000-person staff with 40,000 students taking classes on campuses and online throughout the United States. […]

Don’t blame Bush, neocons: They didn’t ‘create the alt-right’

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The following opinion editorial was a response to Ryan Girdusky’s column, Why Neocons Created The Alt-Right. Interested in contributing to Red Alert? Find out more here.    Conservatism has changed throughout U.S. history from the country-club, alt-right to neoconservative and other variations of the right side of the American political spectrum. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has […]

Behind Hillary Clinton’s unpaid “fellows”: Pure hypocrisy

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As of today, Hillary Clinton does not pay her millennial staff of “fellows,” as they are labeled by her presidential campaign.   Next to an asterisk toward the bottom of an announcement which reads “Apply to be a Fall Fellow” it states, “Acceptances will occur on a rolling basis. All fellowships with the Florida Campaign […]

University hires former Islamic terrorist as homeland security expert

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George Washington University hired a de-radicalized Muslim extremist to work at its Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, according to a CNN report. Younus Abdullah Muhammad — who changed his name to Jesse Morton — was a recruiter for Al Qaeda and denounced the United States. Five years ago, he threatened the creators of the […]

Barbra Streisand is leaving the country if Trump wins

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Legendary singer Barbra Streisand will be moving Down Under if Donald Trump is elected president. In an interview on Sunday with 60 Minutes correspondent Michael Usher, the 10-time Grammy Award winner told the Australian native, “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.” “I don’t take anything for granted. I want […]

Tyra Banks is teaching a class at Stanford University

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Tyra Banks is going from hosting “America’s Next Top Model” to teaching at one of America’s top universities, according to the higher education website Poets & Quants. The supermodel and reality television host will be co-teaching next spring with professor Allison Kluger at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. The elective for MBA students is […]