John Patrick

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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

Surprise! Turns out liberal student group was behind “White Nation” posters

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Following an uproar by the student body at Gustavus Adolphus College over the appearance of posters telling students that America is a white nation, a liberal diversity group has admitted responsibility for the posters. The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) at Gustavus Adolphus College, a group of over 20 student organizations that advocate for diversity initiatives on campus, […]

UC sends Janet Napolitano to Mexico to rebuke Trump on immigration

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In response to President Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall on the U.S-Mexico border, the University of California is working to send a strong message that illegal immigrants are still welcome on their campuses.  This week, UC President Janet Napolitano will visit Mexico on a three-day trip that is […]

Snowflake alert: University tells students to say “oops/ouch” when feelings are hurt

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The Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arizona has a new solution to addressing micro-aggressions in the classroom: the “Oops/ouch” method. In a new guide titled “Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom,” professors are encouraged to foster dialogue between students by utilizing the two-term method. “If a student feels hurt or offended […]

New bill: Allow students to sue colleges for free speech violations

A college professor doesn't believe that campuses are liberal echo chambers. Maybe he doesn't get that perception is reality. (Photo via AP)

The Texas House of Representatives is considering a bill that would greatly enhance the right to free speech for students on college campuses in Texas. Under H.B. No. 2527, students would be able to sue Texas colleges and universities in state court for up to one year from the date that their speech was violated. According […]

The Higher Education Act (HEA): Trump’s chance for conservative reform

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The 2016 elections have provided President Trump and Congress with a rare opportunity to drastically reform higher education in America with policy changes that benefit students, not liberal administrators. As Congress gets ready to update the Higher Education Act (HEA), which dictates all of the rules and regulations for U.S. colleges and universities, conservative academics […]

Harvard Guide to Fake News: Wash. Examiner is “unreliable,” Daily Kos is “credible”

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Harvard University’s Library has published a student guide targeting reputable conservative news outlets as fake news, while pushing liberal news outlets such as the Daily Kos as being acceptable and credible. The new research guide,“Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda,” has a tool designed to help students avoid fake news outlets that are “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, […]

Southern state advances bill to ban sanctuary campuses

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Lawmakers in Mississippi have advanced a bill that will prevent universities from concealing a student’s immigration status, effectively allowing them to operate as a sanctuary campus. Senate Bill 2170 would prevent any state agency, including public colleges and universities, from helping to hide or shelter illegal immigrants from federal enforcement of immigration laws. Specifically, the bill […]

Nye & Sanders: Voters who don’t agree with us on climate change have a disorder [VIDEO]

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Former children’s television show host Bill Nye really doesn’t like people who question the science behind climate change, and he is getting nastier about it. During a Facebook Live chat yesterday with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Nye lamented the fact that there were still large numbers of people who dare to question his authoritarian views on […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]