Kelsey Osterman

Kelsey Osterman


Opinion Editor


Fun Fact

Kelsey and her fiancé, Henry, met on Twitter.

Kelsey is the Opinion Editor at Red Alert Politics. She was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., but moved to the District shortly after graduating from college. She attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and received a bachelor's degree in print journalism and a minor in biblical and theological studies. Kelsey has been a guest on "The Michael Koolidge Show" and "The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann" on Russia Today. She's also a complete coffee addict. Follow her on Twitter at @kelseyosterman.

Articles From Kelsey

Los Angeles GOP decides to #StandWithSriracha

(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Forget #StandWithRand — the GOP is now choosing to #StandWithSriracha.

Stephen Colbert reveals Hillary Clinton’s nefarious side

Hillary Clinton Stephen Colbert shoe

Comedian Stephen Colbert broke down the Hillary Clinton shoe incident on his show Monday night, revealing just how nefarious the former Secretary of State really is — or, at least, according to the shoe truthers.

John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate for the Tina Fey skits

Seth Meyers and John McCain

It wasn’t her down-to-earth charm or experience as a governor that led Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to select Sarah Palin as his running mate during the 2008 presidential election. It was the fact that she looked like actress and comedian Tina Fey.

Brian Williams raps Snoop Doggy Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice’

Brian Williams

Everyone’s favorite rapping news anchor is back, and this time, he’s getting down to Snoop Doggy Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice.’

Republicans are winning the Twitters this year


Congrats, Congressional Republicans — you’re winning the Twitters so far in 2014!

David Brooks: Obama has a “manhood problem in the Middle East”

Barack Obama sad

When it comes to foreign policy — particularly in the Middle East — President Barack Obama has a “manhood problem,” David Brooks said on Sunday morning.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has “never been a more transparent administration.”

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama’s toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

Jill Biden reveals why she married Joe: “I fell in love with the boys first”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn’t marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor — instead, she “fell in love” with his two sons first.

Joe Biden’s first Instagram photo: A man and his sunglasses

Joe Biden first Instagram aviators

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram — and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sing Pitbull’s ‘Timber’

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Who knew that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were such good singers?

Would you work the #WorldsToughestJob for no pay?

World's Toughest Job fake interview video

Would you work 24 hours a day with no breaks — for free? That’s what one job interviewer wanted to know as he screened applicants for a director of operations role. But little did the interviewees know, it was all fake.

The epic Nicholas Cage art show you have to see

Photo via John Metcalfe, Atlantic Cities

Yes, someone curated an art show entirely of pieces featuring actor Nicolas Cage. And it’s amazing.

Campaign ad: John Boehner has “electile disfunction”

J.D. Winteregg Boehner electile dysfunction

The Speaker of the House’s primary challenger wants voters to consider an important question: Does John Boehner (R-Ohio) have electile dysfunction?

The cop show the world needed: Undercover Sharpton

Undercover Sharpton SNL

Thanks to Saturday Night Live, the world finally has the cop show it needed: Undercover Sharpton.

Sebelius: WH didn’t oversell Obamacare

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t think the White House oversold the Affordable Care Act, despite the initial problems with

Jon Stewart smashes Hannity for spring break coverage

Jon Stewart Spring Break Hannity

Yes, Sean Hannity did spend several episodes of his Fox News show discussing the horrors that are spring break for young people. And yes, comedian Jon Stewart did tear down Hannity’s coverage piece-by-piece in a hilariously epic segment on Wednesday night.

Jon Stewart: Dick Cheney is the “Wilford Brimley of torture”

Jon Stewart Dick Cheney

Comedian Jon Stewart slammed former Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, mockingly dubbing him the “Wilford Brimley of torture” for his stance on waterboarding.

Why Boomer Esiason should keep his trap shut about C-sections

Boomer Esiason

Sports announcer and former NFL player Boomer Esiason recently said on his radio show that he doesn’t support Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy’s choice to take paternity leave to be with his wife and newborn son. Instead, Esiason suggested that he should have forced his wife to get a C-section prior to Opening Day.

But Esiason should keep quiet about C-sections — and he definitely needs to apologize.

Bob Costas makes a wager with his pro-gun critics

Bob Costas and Seth Meyers Late Night

Sports announcer Bob Costas has a wager for gun advocates: Let’s keep track of the number of constructive incidents involving athletes and guns and the number of tragedies — and let’s see who wins.