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Meghan Keenan


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Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

Sensitive liberals force Priyanka Chopra to apologize for wearing ‘refugee’ T-shirt


For its anniversary issue, Condé Nast Traveller tried to make a political statement against xenophobia – and got blasted for it. Actress Priyanka Chopra, the cover model for this month’s issue of the travel magazine, took the brunt of the criticism on Twitter, when people misinterpreted the message on the T-shirt she was wearing. The shirt, that […]

Liberty University refuses to publish student’s anti-Trump column

(Associated Press)

Even conservative universities aren’t immune to free speech controversies. The conservative Liberty University appears to have blocked its student paper from publishing an anti-Trump column. The student speculated his article got the boot because “Jerry didn’t like it.” Liberty President Jerry Falwell, Jr. is an outspoken Trump supporter, and publicly endorsed the Republican back in January, long before […]

Giving up: Neither campaign is trying to win millennials, poll shows

(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Interest in the upcoming election is high among young voters, who make up the largest potential voting block in 2016, however only 30 percent of millennials have been contacted by a campaign or political party this year. New research from the non-partisan Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts […]

How hipster millennials are killing the Big Mac

(AP Photo/Oliver Berg)

The Wall Street Journal recently uncovered a shocking statistic: 80 percent of millennials have never tried a Big Mac. Sales of the classic McDonald’s burger have been flat for the past few years, and were growing at only a 1-2 percent annual rate before that, according to WSJ. Meanwhile, fast-casual restaurant chains and “better burger” joints […]

CRNC coup? New letter blasts Chairwoman for un-endorsing Trump – Exclusive

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s a tough time to be a College Republican; the GOP nominee is one of the most controversial candidates in recent history, and even their national chairwoman has said she can no longer support him. In the midst of the Trump tape aftermath, College Republican National Committee (CRNC) Chairwoman Alex Smith was one of the prominent […]

A 17-year-old boy is now the face of CoverGirl

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17-year-old James Charles has joined the ranks of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, and more, as the new face of CoverGirl – or as he would say, “CoverBoy.” James is a high school senior and aspiring makeup artist from New York, with a large following on social media. He posts makeup tutorial videos on […]

New Mexico College Republicans endorse Gary Johnson, denounce Trump

(Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” convinced the New Mexico College Republicans to endorse Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson as “the only respectable choice for President of the United States.” Johnson, who previously served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico, officially won support from the NMCRs over the weekend. “The Oval Office is no place for […]

Some College Republicans chapters dump Trump — others stand by him

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

College Republican chapters at Harvard and Penn State publicly denounced Trump months ago, while other chapters like those at Hofstra and Texas A&M have avoided endorsing him for fear of losing members. But after the leaked “Access Hollywood” video of Trump was published by The Washington Post on Friday, the Chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee […]

WTF? Millennial women most likely to swear at work

(Associated Press/Eric Gay)

Offices are getting more casual these days — whether it’s wearing jeans every day of the week or having the freedom to drop an f-bomb in front of your boss. Things are getting less professional, and you can thank the youngest generation of employees. Millennials make up 60 percent of the current work force, and since […]

A Tale of Two Campuses: Students and faculty censor each other

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

It seems as though free speech is constantly being challenged on college campuses these days, and this year is shaping up to be no different than the last. Students are pushing faculty for mandatory trigger warnings on one campus, and administrators are imposing speech restrictions on students at another. At James Madison University’s freshman orientation this year student […]

4-in-5 college students say their professors support Hillary

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

There is no place for Donald Trump supporters in the liberal world of academia. According to a new poll from the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, 4 out of 5 (or around 80 percent) of college students said their professors “generally prefer” Hillary Clinton for president. The survey showed that students also prefer […]

These 17 policy reforms for millennial women are flame

(Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Associated Press)

Regardless of which political party they identify with or which presidential candidate they support, poll after poll has found what millennials really want: affordable education and more job opportunities. Two conservative women’s organizations — the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) and the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) — have recently released a set of 17 policy […]

Texas A&M College Republicans avoid endorsing Trump

Associated Press

The Texas A&M College Republicans won’t be making any sweeping statements against Donald Trump, but they won’t be endorsing him either. Chairman David Isenhour Jr. said the group will support the Republican presidential nominee, like they always have, but his statement conveyed a serious sense of reluctance. “In previous years, the Texas A&M College Republicans have not released […]

Twitter suspends conservative law professor for his response to Charlotte protestors


University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds had some harsh words for the protestors who blocked a North Carolina highway on Wednesday night: “Run them down.” After the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, protestors took to the streets, blocking traffic and starting fires. In the chaos, one civilian was shot and a police […]

Gary Johnson tied with Trump for first among U.S. military


Gary Johnson’s recent flub involving the Syrian city of Aleppo has not hurt his support among members of the U.S. military. In fact, Johnson is the leading candidate among active-duty military officers, members of the Navy, and the Air Force. Among the entire military force (including the Army and the Marines), Trump and Johnson are […]

Forget mandates: IWF’s conservative solution to paid family leave [VIDEO]

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Donald Trump’s new plan to guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave brought the issue into the national spotlight last week. Democrats and the media were quick to poke holes in Trump’s plan and compare it to Hillary Clinton’s. Others wrote it off as an attempt to pander to women voters. Many Republicans were unhappy with the proposed regulation, […]

College student (wearing anti-NSA spying sign) stopped from recruiting for YAL club

Image via Young Americans for Liberty

These days, it’s not unusual for campus security guards and university administrators to shut down free speech for no apparent reason — this time, a student was accused of being too “outgoing.” Dustin Winsky, a senior at Fairmont State University in West Virginia, was collecting signatures and recruiting new members to his Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) […]

Freedom to ‘ballot selfie’? Federal court to rule on banning ballot photos

Associated Press

If you don’t post a picture of yourself voting on social media, did it really happen? Well, to avoid breaking the law and getting fined, it might be best to refrain from snapping a selfie on Nov. 8. It is illegal in at least half of the states to take a photo at the polls—26 […]

Spotify launches video series encouraging millennials to vote

Paul A. Hebert/AP

Millions of millennials use Spotify to stream music online every day. As the 2016 presidential election draws closer, the company is using its influence to encourage young people to vote with a new weekly video series called Clarify. The series will explore “the intersection of music and key issues important to young people,” featuring some […]

Women’s group praises Trump’s child care, paid family leave plans

Ivanka Trump, right, watches as her father Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a policy speech on child care, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Aston, Penn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In an appearance in Pennsylvania on Tuesday with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump announced new proposals for paid family leave and the child care tax credit he first spoke of at the Republican National Convention in July. His plan guarantees six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, which he said would be paid […]