Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley is the Contributors Editor at Red Alert Politics. She is a fierce defender of the 1st amendment and enjoys living in sunny South Florida. When she's not working, you can find her tweeting with Starbucks in hand.

Articles From Lauren

UF professor: “I know some people probably want to punch the conservative”

In a Facebook post, University of Florida student Emily Washler described an exchange between her and her liberal professor in which he sympathized with students who might want to punch her. During a class discussion about party identification, Washler, a senior political science major, explained that she identifies more as a conservative than as a […]

UF President “shocked” to learn that he must uphold the First Amendment [VIDEO]

After flip-flopping on whether or not white nationalist Richard Spencer can speak at the University of Florida, University President Kent Fuchs has now told students that he is “shocked” that he must uphold the First Amendment. Originally, Fuchs stood by free speech, citing a university regulation which states that non-university groups, organizations, and persons may […]

Ariana Grande is wrong on terrorism, again

Ariana Grande and I have an interesting history together. For starters, we’re within a year of age from each other, and we both grew up in South Florida. In fact, we went to rival high schools. I never met Grande but am always proud of millennial, breakout talent from my home town. Anyone who knows […]

No, misguided leftists. Young Americans for Freedom is not the alt-right

A leftist anti-gun group at UW-Madison can’t tell the difference between traditional conservatism and the alt-right. Katherine Kerwin, who describes herself as an “alternative right troller” in her Twitter bio and leads “Cocks Not Glocks,” thinks that the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) are white supremacists and should not be hosting Katie Pavlich at UW-Madison […]

Actual law school courses: “Social Justice Lawyering” and “First Amendment Fundamentalism”

University of Miami (UM) School of Law is teaching future lawyers how to advocate for social justice, amongst other left-wing causes. One course, Social Justice Lawyering, “explores the role of lawyers in work for social change.” According to its online course description, students learn of the histories of social justice lawyering while also examining modern […]

VIDEO: Angry liberal steals student’s MAGA hat, threatens his life

A nine-minute video that is now going viral shows a leftist student stealing another student’s Make America Great Again hat and verbally accosting the College Republican student in the Student Life Office at the University of California-Riverside. The video starts off with Matthew Vitale, the External Vice President of the UC-Riverside College Republicans, saying, “You […]

UPDATE: “F— Donald Trump” professor deemed a “very good teacher” by Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University (BSU) has decided that its professor’s expletive-filled, anti-Trump rants posted to social media do not warrant punishment or concern. Instead, BSU finds Garrett W. Nichols to be a “very good teacher.” Since the 2016 election, Nichols has made several questionable, anti-Trump posts. The most shocking post reads (***warning, bad language***): “When my students […]

Words are not violence — and violence is not debate

Steadfast believers in the marketplace of ideas and a classically liberal education have warned of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and snowflake culture to no avail. Many called these first amendment enthusiastic “alarmist” or “free speech fundamentalists” and questioned what harm could come from creating a culture of mental comfortability and safety. Recently, however, the consequences […]

At Milo’s Free Speech rally, Antifa was convinced Nazis were everywhere [VIDEO]

Despite threats of Antifa, canceled meeting spaces, a loss of student sponsors, and lack of cooperation from administrators, Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on the steps of Sproul Plaza at Berkeley over the weekend to declare his undying commitment to free speech and Western values. The rally lasted just over 20 minutes before threats of Antifa became […]

Pamela Geller: Colleges are “Antifa recruitment centers”

Pamela Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), stood by Milo Yiannopoulos’ side on Saturday to discuss Free Speech Week and announce her new book: Fatwa: Hunted in America which is being published by Milo Inc.’s Dangerous Books. “Yes, Milo is publishing my book, Fatwa: Hunted in America,” […]

Milo presser: Blame UC Berkeley “bureaucratic dirty dealing” for Free Speech Week cancelations

Milo Yiannopoulos held an “emergency press conference” today in an undisclosed location instead of the previously announced, open-to-press announcement which was scheduled to take place.   According to Yiannopoulos, the public location booked for the presser broke their contract with Milo Inc. and refused to allow them on the premises, telling the police they were […]

The conservative Fyre Fest? Maybe, except the UC Berkeley administration and Antifa sabotaged it

Red Alert Politics broke the story last night that the Berkeley Free Speech Week is essentially canceled. But what exactly does canceled mean? Milo Yiannopoulos assures the show will go on. Like the over-promised and shockingly under-delivered Fyre Fest, people can show up — but if the accommodations aren’t there, it’s essentially a non-event. In […]

Alumni start petition, demand Harvard rescind fellowship invitations to Spicer and Lewandowski

Some Harvard alumni are unhappy with their alma mater because the Institute of Politics at Harvard named former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as fellows. The two Trump associates are slated to spend a semester at Harvard interacting with students, leading study groups, and participating in campus […]

BREAKING: Berkeley Free Speech Week will be canceled — Exclusive

UPDATE: Milo Yiannopoulos’ social media accounts confirm the Berkeley Patriot is canceling all Free Speech Week activities it sponsored. The Berkeley Patriot’s attorney sent a three page letter to UC Berkeley’s Interim Vice Chancellor this morning, which reads in part, “you are hereby notified the Berkeley Patriot is canceling all Free Speech Week activities it sponsored. […]

“Viewpoint discrimination”: College Republicans may sue university for blocking Milo speech

Cal State University – Bakersfield’s (CSUB) College Republicans are lawyering up in response to their university’s potential violation of their Constitutional rights. The university has recently informed the CSUB College Republicans that they cannot use the Icardo Center for an event with Milo Yiannopoulos because they plan to sell tickets. They cite a campus regulation […]

Professor: F*ck ANYONE who voted for Donald Trump

A professor at Bridgewater State University has come under fire for a Facebook post, made last November, telling Trump supporting students to “take your well-meaning concern trolling and shove it up your ass. Fuck Donald Trump.” College Republicans at Bridgewater State University are not taking kindly to Garrett W. Nichols’ recently uncovered feelings and have […]

Suicide by cop? Antifa attacks police, torch car after Georgia Tech student shot

Riots broke out at Georgia Tech on Monday night after police killed a campus Pride leader over the weekend when 21-year-old Scout Shultz refused to put down a knife upon the officer’s command. According to reports, Schultz had left behind three suicide notes in their dorm room and had called 911 to report himself. Schultz warned […]

Ben Shapiro aftermath: Free speech now costs $600,000

After weeks of anticipation and lead up to an event some have heralded as “the free speech moment of the 21st century,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro successfully spoke at UC Berkeley without extreme rioting or violence. The cost, however, was approximately $600,000 in security fees. Concrete barriers lined the campus. Police were dressed in riot […]

Professors around the country fail to reflect on 9/11 in the classroom

Most freshmen in college were only two or three years-old when the horrendous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 took place. As such, many only remember what they’ve been taught in the classroom and the hallowed memory of such events is starting to fade amongst the youngest generation. Patriotic students across the country, aided by […]

Cleveland State University staffer tied to Islamic center erases 9/11 chalk memorial

Early this morning, maintenance workers at Cleveland State University (CSU) washed away a chalk drawing which students made in tribute to the Americans who lost their lives on September 11. The sidewalk art depicted a large American flag and the message “9-11-01 Never Forget.” The artwork was done by CSU Turning Point USA chapter members […]