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.

Articles From John

Texas General Assembly advances bill to defund sanctuary campuses

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A new Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News Border Poll released Monday, July 18, 2016, says a majority of residents surveyed on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are against the building of a wall between the two countries. The poll also suggests residents feel Democrats and Republicans are ignoring their concerns and aren't proposing solutions to help their economy and combat drug trafficking and human smuggling. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)

A new bill in the Texas General Assembly would cut off state funding to schools whose campus police departments refuse to comply with federal immigration law. Senate Bill 4, passed in the State Senate on February 8th, will impose fines of up to $25,500 and cut off funding to cities or campuses that refuse to […]

Scott Walker’s new budget a win-win for non-liberal students

(Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP)

In a win-win for students of the University of Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker’s new state budget will cut the price of tuition. Also, it will enable students to opt out of paying for programs or services that may not agree with them. In addition to lowering the price of tuition by 5 percent for in-state […]

Study: Many millennials are overeducated for their jobs

Associated Press/Jessica Hill

Contrary to what your college professors may have told you, a new study indicates you probably didn’t need those classes on genderqueer identity and income redistribution to succeed in the real world. According to new research from the Urban Institute, a large number of college graduates with a job are overqualified for the work they […]

California taxpayers would pay $3.3 billion a year for ‘free’ college

(Associated Press)

A program to help students in California graduate college without debt would put California taxpayers on the hook for more than $3.3 billion dollars per year. According to a new report, the program would include free tuition at any University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges, as well as a stipend to […]

Report: Obama wasted $7 billion on failed federal education plan

(AP Photo/David Mercer)

A new report by the Department of Education indicates that the billions of dollars pumped into education by the Obama Administration had absolutely no impact on improving student achievement. The main focus of the report, titled School Improvement Grants: Implementation and Effectiveness, was the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, a program first proposed by President […]

Piers Morgan trolls the Women’s March on Twitter

Piers Morgan  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

Many conservatives have long been wary of Piers Morgan for his commitment to leftist policies such as increased gun control. However, the former CNN personality’s commentary on the hypocrisy of the Women’s March over the weekend was spot-on. Morgan began the day by jokingly pondering the potential public reaction to men-only marches in the streets, […]

Dems’ new strategy to stop Obamacare repeal: Deprive GOP of alcohol

(Adam Eschbach/Idaho Press-Tribune via AP)

In response to Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare under President Trump, Democratic activists in Washington D.C. are pushing a bizarre new strategy: get bars and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area to ban politicians who plan on voting to repeal Obamacare. According to tweets by Scott Dworkin, who is listed as a Senior Advisor to […]

University president rejects student demands for sanctuary campus

Southern Illinois University

Randy Dunn, the president of Southern Illinois University (SIU), has rejected a resolution from the University’s Student Government that would have designated SIU’s Carbondale campus as a “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrants. Back in December, members of the campus community issued a petition demanding that SIU be designated as a “sanctuary campus” for “undocumented immigrants, […]

“Culture of Chill”: Why millennials aren’t wearing condoms (and getting more STDs)

(Associated Press)

Millennials have been significant players in the rise of the sharing economy, but an alarming new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates a new type of sharing amongst Generation Y is on the rise as well: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). According to the CDC, a number of STIs have risen dramatically […]

Using Siri for ‘sexually explicit’ chats? It’s happening… a lot

(Associated Press)

Lonely men are increasingly turning to virtual chat assistants like Siri for ‘sexually explicit’ chats, according to a number of experts in the tech community. From teenagers to “truckers,” men who are lacking lovers are also developing feelings for female-voiced chatbots such as Apple’s Siri. Ilya Eckstein, the chief executive of Robin Labs, noted that his company’s […]

“Safe spaces are for children”: Liberals triggered by College Republicans’ sign


An effort by University of Miami College Republicans to protest the use of “safe spaces” on campus has drawn intense criticism from a number of students who felt “incredibly hurt” by the message. A sign that read “Safe Spaces are For Children,” was reportedly posted by the UM College Republicans on the door of their clubroom a […]

Catholic college supports anti-police ‘Blue Klux Klan’ protest

(Image via Twitter)

The left’s war on cops reached a new low this week when administrators from a prominent Jesuit college supported a student protest in which cops were labeled as “pigs,” and the police was referred to as the “Blue Klux Klan.” Last week, the Department of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago, a private Jesuit Catholic College […]

College group cancels popular ‘Speedo Hike’: Not ‘inclusive’ enough

(via Facebook)

An outdoor adventure club at Claremont College in California has cancelled a popular Speedo-themed event over concerns that the event was not inclusive to students of all body sizes. Steven Glick, a student journalist for the Claremont Independent reported the “On the Loose” outdoors club recently canceled its annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike, an event where male students […]

High school teacher calls students ‘racist’ for supporting Trump

Jake Danna Stevens/Associated Press

A Long Island public school teacher has been “reassigned” after school officials discovered a Facebook post in which she referred to students who wore clothing supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “racist.” Veronica Welsh, a world languages teacher at Smithtown High School in Long Island, New York, lashed out at students who chose to wear […]

The top 10 cities millennials are fleeing (all run by Democrats)

Associated Press

A majority of millennials want to own homes, but they’ll likely be forced to live in the suburbs due to the high cost of living in cities run by Democrats. New data from a survey of individuals age 19-35 years old conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that 66 percent of millennials rated the concept […]

Chipotle targets millennials with tweets about sex, marijuana

Associated Press

Chipotle’s social media team certainly managed to make the brand go viral on Tuesday, though it’s less clear whether the publicity was good or bad for the billion dollar burrito franchise. On Tuesday afternoon, the Twitter account for Chipotle Mexican Grill posted a bizarre poll to their more than 800,000 Twitter followers. In their poll, […]

Safe space? Cal State LA creates segregated housing for black students

Image via Facebook: California State University, Los Angeles

A state-funded public university in California has now begun to offer segregated housing exclusively for black students in response to demands by members of the student body. California State University, Los Angeles recently debuted the Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community, a residential complex with furnished apartments that are exclusively for black members of the school’s […]

College professor under investigation for mentioning God in class

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Professor Hien Van Dong, who teaches the Madison College ethics course titled, “Leadership Principles, Practices and Contemporary Ethical Implications to Develop the Leader within You,” is now under academic investigation for claims that he referred to God in class. According to a current student, Van Dong allegedly “encouraged students to have a personal relationship with a living God.” The student, a […]

In China, lenders caught demanding nude pictures for student debt collateral


Getting student loans in China? Be prepared to send nudes. A number of loan companies in China found themselves in hot water this week after it was reported that certain lenders were demanding nude photos of female college students to serve as collateral for larger loans. According to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily, a number […]

Constitutional law prof: 2nd Amendment is a “threat to liberty,” must be repealed

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fresh off of the rape hoax story that earned them an expensive lawsuit from the University of Virginia, writers at Rolling Stone have come up with a new piece of rubbish, this time aimed at repealing the Second Amendment. Constitutional law professor David S. Cohen wrote an article that revived several debunked claims about the Second Amendment and […]