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John Patrick

Born and raised in New York, John is a graduate of Canisius College and Georgia Southern University. He interned for Red Alert Politics during the summer of 2012 and now works as a contributor to the site. Catch him on Twitter @john_pat_rick

Articles From John

Professors: Childish “pee games” give boys an advantage in physics

A group of Australian academics are claiming that the gender gap in physics (males performing better at the subject that females) can partially be traced to the phenomenon of “pee games” that boys often engage in at urinals during their youth. According to Anna Wilson, Kate Wilson, and David Low, all of whom are physics […]

UNC to host 10-week training session on “toxic masculinity”

In an effort to promote a greater understanding of gender identities on campus, male students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill are being encouraged to take part in a semester-long program designed to address issues of “toxic masculinity.” According to the UNC’s student wellness website, the UNC Men’s Project is designed to “increase […]

Gonzaga University to host three day conference on “Hate Studies”

This October, Gonzaga University will host their 4th annual International Conference on Hate Studies, a three day symposium that will bring together top researchers and thought-leaders who are “focused on hate and justice.” According to the conference website, the theme of the conference is “Engaging with Communities for Justice,” with emphasis on addressing “hate, related […]

Hypocrisy? Ivy League colleges admit more students from top 1% than the bottom 60% combined

Despite having financial endowments larger than the GDP of a small country, Ivy League universities love to paint themselves as crusaders against economic inequality. According to a new report however, Ivy League admission policies have long favored the wealthiest students over the poor and middle class. Analysis by the Equality of Opportunity Project shows that […]

Professor promotes ‘EcoSexuality’: Getting ‘very dirty’ with plants, rocks, and water

While environmentalists have frantically spent years coming up with new ways to get humans concerned about global warming, their latest trend involving sex with the environment may be the most bizarre yet. According to Elizabeth Stephens, an art professor at the University of California- Santa Cruz, “ecosexuality” is a new movement that involves becoming sexually […]

Campus newspaper: President Trump is exploiting hurricane visit for profit

The editorial board for the University of Florida school newspaper reached a new low this past week, when they accused President Donald Trump of using Hurricane Harvey to profit himself, simply because he wore a “USA” hat during a visit to the recovery efforts. According to the student editors, Trump has been seen wearing a […]

Physics professor: Science can’t be trusted because it’s ‘conducted primarily by white men’

A physics professor at the University of Washington is blaming white male scientists for having too much influence in the field of scientific research. “It’s 2017, and people are still debating whether or not women are intellectually inferior to men, and whether we are entitled to a workplace that isn’t toxic to people simply based […]

Professor resigns from academic organization over liberal bias, lack of political diversity

A political science professor from Portland State University has resigned from the American Political Science Association (APSA), citing the group’s “serious lack of political diversity.” In an essay published for Minding the Campus, Dr. Bruce Gilley described his efforts to assemble a panel for the APSA’s annual meeting that would enable scholars to discuss and […]

4S Conference: We must “decenter English as the de facto language of academia”

In response to the political landscape shift of 2016, an academic conference is encouraging participants to take steps to disenfranchise the usage of English language in the classroom and throughout academia. The Society for Social Studies of Science, a group of humanities professors from around the globe, held their annual meeting in Boston, MA this […]

Trump’s FDA nixes Obama’s regulations demonizing e-cigarettes

Last month, Food and Drug Association Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced that the agency was adopting a new approach to regulating e-cigarettes in the United States. The commissioner deserves much praise for his willingness to address this controversial topic, because his approach will ensure that individuals who use nicotine products will have access to forms of […]

Arkansas professor in hiding after Twitter misidentifies him as a white nationalist

Twitter users have begun a campaign to publicly identify and shame individuals who participated in the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville over the past weekend. While a number of photos from the event were blurry and hard to see, a bearded man with a University of Arkansas Engineering shirt stood out amongst […]

California college hosts “Welcome Day” for illegal immigrant students

Despite plans by the Justice Department to crack down on sanctuary cities and campuses that harbor illegal immigrants, administrators at one college near Los Angeles openly defied federal laws last week by hosting a campus orientation designed specifically for students living in the country illegally. On August 5th, students and administrators at Cerritos College hosted […]

Despite liberal outcry, Trump didn’t cause international enrollment to drop at U.S. colleges

While many on the left predicted a severe drop in the enrollment of international students during the Trump Presidency, new data released this past week on college enrollment indicates that Trump-era regulations have had little impact on international student enrollment at college and universities in the United States. According to new research by the IIE Center […]

Data: Top 1% income earners by age shows ‘the rich’ aren’t that rich

Liberals love to rail against the against the top “1 percent” of income earners, frequently blaming them for everything from income-inequality to climate change. But while blaming the super-rich may sound like a good option for those who are unwilling to work, it turns out that the top 1 percent of incomes is not as […]

A growing market: Makeup for millennial men, coming to a store near you

For millennials, disrupting the status quo is a way of life. Whether it be Uber, AirBnb, or Postmates food delivery, Generation Y has completely transformed how industries in the United States cater to consumers. Now, the latest trend among male millennials has some experts predicting a significant increase in the male cosmetics industry in the […]

Psychologists: Microaggressions are a real problem in K-8 schools

The rise of the microaggression culture on college campuses has taken many Americans, both Democrat and Republican, by surprise. Now, several psychology professors are calling for teachers to do more to address microaggressions in kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. In a new article published in Children and Youth Services Review, three psychology professors in the Simmons […]

Student activists demand payment for ’emotional labor’

A bizarre new trend at one private Upstate New York College appears to have students calling for the campus community to compensate female activists for their “emotional labor.” Based on a series of bizarre Facebook posts, a number of women at Sarah Lawrence College began soliciting donations in favor of students of color, in order […]

Millennial homebuyers prioritize dogs over marriage and kids when buying homes

In the past, American have considered many factors when deciding to purchase a home, including location, cost, mortgage payments, size of family, and even sustainability. New polling indicates that millennial homebuyers have a new priority when buying a home – and that priority is dogs. In a new survey conducted by SunTrust Mortgage, one-in-three millennials who […]

Professor: No evidence sexism is behind gender gap in STEM careers

While liberals have long blamed sexism as the reason a majority of women choose careers outside of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, one professor is challenging that notion using evidence-based research. Lee Jussim, Ph.D., a professor of social psychology at Rutgers University, conducted an extensive review of peer-reviewed research in the area of bias […]

Miami begins mandating rooftop solar panels on new homes

Homeowners who want to build in South Miami are now legally required to purchase solar panels and have them installed on their roof, according to new housing regulations passed by city officials this week. South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, a biology professor at Florida International University, began championing the idea after he received letter from […]