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Richard Raps

Richard Raps is the Executive Director of the Florida State University College Republicans and was formerly the North Florida Youth for Trump Coordinator, working on the 2016 campaign to energize and activate young activists. Richard was previously the President of the Florida Gulf Coast University College Republicans and a Republican Leadership Initiative Fellow with the Republican Party of Florida.

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CRNC tells white nationalists to step down: No place in the Republican Party for racism

One former College Republican leader has been shamed into resignation, after his participation in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally over the weekend. While white nationalists wanted to ‘Unite the Right’ to include their extremist viewpoints, they actually united the real right against racists with tiki torches. On Monday, the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), led […]

Professor: Google and YouTube censored me for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns

Google and YouTube are in hot water with the conservative community after allegedly censoring a YouTube account for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns. This is the latest accusation against YouTube and Google for censoring accounts that espouse conservative values. YouTube seems to have decided that they’re going to pick winners and losers in the culture […]

Liberals should agree: Free speech is for everyone, especially the little guys

  You know you’re dealing with a universal truth when the Atlantic agrees with conservatives on something. They recently ran an article entitled, “It’s Disadvantaged Groups That Suffer Most When Free Speech Is Curtailed on Campus.” The simple principle that freedoms protect the minority in race, class, and thought is synonymous with our founding. We […]

The term “millennial” has become meaningless

Tomi Lahren got slammed for saying that millennials don’t like labels – but she wasn’t wrong. Ironically, the one label millennials dislike the most is the millennial label itself. In fact, a new study by the marketing agency ZAK shows that three quarters of those under 30 say the term does not represents them and […]

Top Democrat: Trump “doesn’t want people of color to vote”

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez sent out a tweet claiming that President Donald Trump doesn’t want people of color to vote. This ridiculous accusation against President Trump is just like the argument that everybody you disagree with politically is just like Hitler. He doesn't want people of color to vote. https://t.co/fNscda7voC— Tom Perez […]

Safe space? New Twitter feature allows users to build their own echo-chamber

When Twitter isn’t busy silencing pro-life groups or banning Milo Yiannopoulos from their platform, they’re hard at work making new features to tune people and opinions out. A new notification feature allows you to block out opinions that you don’t want to hear. The stifling feature essentially lets users disable notifications regarding tweets from certain […]

Bernie Sanders: GOP healthcare bill will be worse than 9/11

Bernie Sanders is back at it again with vitriolic rhetoric against the right. Bernie, the friendly healthcare liar, is now claiming that the Republican healthcare bill will kill nine times the number of people killed on 9/11.. every year. Pro tip: comparing a political opponent’s bill to one of the worst tragedies in American history […]

“How Edgy”: Comedian’s attempt at an anti-Trump joke backfires brilliantly

Comedian Patton Oswalt is trying to stay relevant. His most recent stunt, an incredibly stupid tweet that has backfired spectacularly. The doughy comedian had the gall to shoot off a tweet insulting the president. Haven’t comedians learned by now that insulting the president is a bad idea?  Calling Donald Trump "Mr. President" is the same as […]

Congratulations. If you are a free speech warrior, The NY Times thinks you’re a “troll”

Lindy West wants to save free speech — not from destructive censorship, but from conservatives, or as she calls them, “trolls.” In a ridiculous op-ed, published earlier this month for The New York Times, Lindy West claimed that silencing conservative voices on Twitter isn’t a form of censorship. West writes at length that people on […]

San Francisco is banning all forms of flavored tobacco, even vapes

Vapers beware! San Francisco’s big government agenda just pushed it to the next level. According to the Daily Mail, San Francisco just became the first city in America to ban flavored tobacco products from shelves. This includes nicotine-laced vape juice and menthol cigarettes. Lawmakers say that nicotine masked in flavors like cotton candy, banana cream, […]

A win for gun rights: Texas judge throws out professors’ lawsuit against campus carry

A lawsuit attempting to overturn campus carry laws in the state of Texas has been thrown out. Three University of Texas (UT) professors brought a suit against the Texas Attorney General and members of the UT board of regents, claiming that the Texas legislature’s decision to pass a bill allowing campus carry violated their constitutional rights. […]

Drudge suggests US government attacked his site: Attkisson explains why

Matt Drudge tweeted from his verified account about DDoS attacks on Drudge Report last night. According to another tweet from Drudge, the attack was coming from thousands of sources, none of which could be traced to Fort Meade, where NSA headquarters is located. Drudge Report tweeted that the attack lasted 90 minutes and was linked to […]

Religious ignorance: Liberals think the RNC called Trump our “New King”

Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released a statement celebrating Christmas. Now, liberals on Twitter are freaking out. They think the GOP compared Donald J. Trump to Jesus Christ — or declared him as America’s new King. Buzzfeed jumped all over the story immediately, even reaching out to Sean Spicer for comment. The part of […]

Montel Williams told me I was “guilty of sedition” for working for Trump

Last week, I took a stroll on the Left side of Twitter, the liberal side of Twitter. I decided to follow Montel Williams. I was a bit shocked to immediately get a response from him, “why, I’m literally curious?” Let’s stop right here. First, I believe in diversity of thought. I don’t always agree with […]

Trump’s flag-burning ban is about reviving America’s patriotism (not about policy)

If President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign theme can be summarized into one word, it’s patriotism. Of all the Democrats and liberals I’ve converted to conservatives over my life, they all had one thing in common – they were patriotic. The Republican Party is the party of patriots, which should be an extremely attractive selling point to […]