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Rebecca Downs

Rebecca Downs


Staff Writer


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Rebecca enjoys American history and is able to name all the presidents.

Rebecca Downs has lived in New York for a majority of her life but is thrilled to be settling in the DC area. In addition to being a staff writer for Red Alert Politics, she also contributes to Live Action News,, The Christian Post and

Articles From Rebecca

Survivor announces Season 33 cast: Millennials vs. Gen X

Survivor is back next month for its 33rd season, and this time they’re shaking things up a bit by dividing the cast by generation. CBS’ 90-minute premiere on Sept. 21 will feature 10 millennials on the Vanua Tribe and 10 Gen-Xers on the Takali Tribe, though 33 years old is considered Gen X for the […]

Double standard: Harvard’s ‘gender neutral’ club rules don’t apply to women

Harvard is once again in the spotlight for their plan to punish male-only social clubs on campus, now that it appears the rules won’t apply equally to women’s clubs. The all-female Seneca Organization will become “gender neutral,” as is required, but the compliance will have little significance as it doesn’t mean the club will actually have […]

Hillary panders to young women with ‘Teen Vogue’

As Hillary Clinton continues her outreach to young voters, she’s had some help from Teen Vogue, which published her “seriously inspiring” essay. Hillary’s pandering to millennials is quickly evident and lasts throughout the essay. She begins by highlighting a young woman who put together an anti-bullying program and a Harvard graduate who urged his fellow students to fight inequality. These […]

Tim Kaine in 2002: Bill Clinton should have resigned

In 2002, then-lieutenant governor Tim Kaine commented on a Virginia House of Delegates sex scandal. “If the allegations are true, he should definitely resign,” Kaine said, adding that he held the same view about Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Kaine categorized both incidents as “not appropriate conduct” and “beneath the dignity of the office.” The Richmond […]

Law professor criticizes ‘constitutional extremism,’ compares the NRA to Planned Parenthood

Honored to be giving this #ConstitutionDay talk— Mary Anne Franks (@ma_franks) August 16, 2016 Drake University Law School is applauding Professor Mary Anne Franks for providing “a constitutional perspective” on campus, though her perspective vilifies Republicans and Democrats for their “obsessive focus” on the First and Second Amendments. The lecture “Guns, Speech, and Sex: The Rise of Constitutional Extremism” […]

University of Oregon may cave to demands from Black Lives Matter

The University of Oregon will likely be the next school to rename its campus buildings, caving to the demands of sensitive students who wish to erase history. President Michael Schill has recently asked for feedback from the campus community, according to the student-run publication the Daily Emerald. A decision to rename two of the oldest buildings on campus, Deady Hall and Dunn […]

Hillary Clinton supporters want to overturn the Second Amendment [VIDEO]

Throughout her campaign, Hillary Clinton has expressed disdain for the Second Amendment and the NRA. Her campaign website has a page devoted to “Gun violence prevention,” in which she touts “a record of advocating for commonsense approaches to reduce gun violence.” Her page also mentions Mothers of the Movement, the group who spoke at the DNC […]

Larry Wilmore blames racism for ‘Nightly Show’ cancellation [VIDEO]

When faced with low ratings and a sudden cancellation of The Nightly Show, host Larry Wilmore blamed racism. It was announced Monday that the Comedy Central show will end this week after a year and a half of production. “I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity,” Wilmore said in a […]

Better than a jobs program, Gen-Z would benefit from a lower minimum wage

Any celebration of Washington state’s expected minimum wage hike will likely be short-lived, especially for young people looking for work. A $13.50 minimum wage will drive out these workers, and policy analyst Preston Cooper argues they need a youth minimum wage of their own. Under federal law, workers under 20 can receive no less than $4.25 an hour during their […]

Vanderbilt pays $1.2 million to remove the word ‘Confederate’ from dorm

Following Yale University, Georgetown University, and the trend of politically correct college campuses, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced on Monday that Confederate Memorial Hall would be renamed to simply Memorial Hall. The university will have to return a donation from the Tennessee Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to remove the word ‘Confederate’ from the […]

Oregon students required to take ‘social justice’ online course

Starting next month, incoming students at Oregon State University will be subject to “social justice” online training, even though the school has not yet even defined what the term means, The College Fix reported. The pilot program starts in September for the fall term and will be fully rolled out in January in time for […]

Arizona’s marijuana vote expected to bring more young people to the polls

A vote to legalize marijuana in Arizona could be a way to increase the state’s youth turnout, KTAR News reported. Secretary of State Michele Reagan notified Republican Governor Doug Ducey that the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act met the signature requirements to be placed on the ballot on Thursday as Proposition 205. Valley political strategist Chris […]

Hillary targets ‘DREAMers’: “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote)

Hillary Clinton, who already has sizable support from the Hispanic community, is calling on DREAMers to help get her elected. The “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote) campaign announced on Sunday will “recruit undocumented ‘DREAMers’ into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote,” the Washington Examiner reported. The DNC published […]

Rock the Vote poll: Millennial support for Trump reaches new low

Talk surrounding the latest USA Today/Rock the Vote poll is centered on Donald Trump’s historic loss with young voters, but these results don’t mean Hillary Clinton has secured the youth support she needs. After enjoying a post-convention boost, the poll has her at 50 percent compared to Trump’s 18 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 11 percent, […]

In chuckle-worthy interview, Gutfeld calls Gary Johnson the “sleeper candidate” [VIDEO]

In a charmingly funny and “irrelevant” interview, Fox News‘ Greg Gutfeld spoke with Libertarian Gary Johnson, though, Gutfeld said he would have preferred the third presidential candidate to be something more exciting, like a “robot giant lizard.” Gutfeld referred to Johnson as “a sleeper candidate” and one who is “for free markets and free minds.” While Johnson is a former […]

Navy Sec. on women failing Marines IOC: “Standards will not be lowered”

The military has now opened all jobs to women, but that doesn’t mean women are passing the required tests to make it. A female Marine officer, along with 33 men, failed to complete the Infantry Officer Course. She has now been dropped and there are no more women enrolled, Marine Corps Times reported. The woman, […]

Fast-food workers going on strike: Here come the kiosks

Fast food workers going on strike just solidified their replacement.  Minimum wage hikes have already led to kiosks springing up at fast food chains, as robots replace human labor to spare employers higher costs and vocal protesters. Calls for the strike came from the “Fight for $15” movement which held their first national convention in […]

Left-wing professor punishes students for saying ‘melting pot’

Students don’t learn what they’re supposed to in a college course for Professor Pamela Brekka’s Art Appreciation, offered at the University of Florida. But, they do learn what words to avoid, if they don’t want to risk point deductions. In the name of “celebrat[ing] diversity, not sameness,” Brekka prohibits the use of “melting pot,” Campus […]

Phil Jackson: NBA coach fired for millennial-style coaching

A Fastbreak interview with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson from February recently shared shed some insight into the firing of Coach Derek Fisher. While Jackson referenced “a difficult time for Derek” and how “his focus was on coaching the team.” Jackson also spoke of Fisher’s mindset of a player, though, including when it comes […]

Gary Johnson polling at 15% in Colorado: Can he make it to the debate stage?

If debate requirements took individual states into account, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson would make the stage, thanks to the 15 percent support he enjoys in Colorado in a recent NBC News/WSJ/Marist poll for August. While Donald Trump dropped 4 percentage polls since the July poll, Johnson rose 2 points from 13 percent. With your help […]