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Siraj Hashmi

Siraj Hashmi

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Assistant Editor

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Siraj is the assistant editor at Red Alert Politics. He was born in Hartford, CT where he grew up. He also lived in Lahore, Pakistan during a part of his childhood. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Dickinson College.

He still remembers the sad depressing day when the Hartford Whalers left town, but has been rewarded with multiple championship celebrations between the UConn Huskies, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Arsenal FC.

Articles From Siraj

“Stressful and frustrating”: Poll shows Democrats can’t tolerate talking with Trump voters

Democrats have been continuously ripped since Donald Trump was elected president over their sensitivity to any viewpoint that differs from their own. However, in a new Pew Research Center poll, Democrats actually have a much more difficult time discussing issues with people who have differing views on Trump. In short, Democrats have a tough time […]

Singer: Trump has made romanticizing America “uncomfortable”

President Trump has been in office for six months now, and celebrities are still having a tough time processing his election and what it means for their craft. Pop singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey is struggling to deal with “her love of Americana” because of Trump’s presidency. In a new interview with Pitchfork, Del […]

Student ‘grades’ ex-girlfriend’s breakup letter with grammar edits, gets suspended by college

A University of Central Florida student has been suspended for two semesters for grading and posting a letter of apology sent from his ex-girlfriend onto Twitter back in February, and she doesn’t even attend the school. Nicholas Lutz, who posted the tweet that has been retweeted almost 122,000 times and receives over 338,000 likes, included four […]

Shannon Sharpe blames Trump for McGregor-Mayweather trash talk [VIDEO]

NFL Hall of Famer and Fox Sports commentator Shannon Sharpe is joining in on the dog pile of blaming things that have nothing to do with politics on President Donald Trump. On Monday’s edition of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, Sharpe blamed Trump as the reason for the vulgarity during promotional events between the five-division world […]

No, raising the minimum wage won’t create housing affordability

Outside of pushing the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, Democrats as well as several think tanks have been debating over the proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. In a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, researchers found that only 0.1 percent of minimum wage workers in the United States […]

Caitlyn Jenner confronts Kimmel for ‘making jokes’ about her transition [VIDEO]

As Caitlyn Jenner mulls over a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat in California, she stopped by for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to take the host to task for making fun of her during her transition. “I am not a spokesperson for the trans community. I’m only really a spokesperson for my journey and […]

Chris Christie effortlessly catches foul ball at Mets game, gets booed [VIDEO]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been through the ringer over the last month due to a government shutdown and the poor optics of lounging on a beach. After he caught a foul ball on Tuesday night at a New York Mets game, fans let America’s Governor hear their disapproval with a chorus of boos. […]

“Proud of her”: 17-year-old woman pulls gun on home intruder [VIDEO]

When a wanted man tried to break into her family’s home early on Monday morning, 17-year-old Kimber Wood of Spokane, WA sprang into action to protect herself using her family’s gun. According to the NBC affiliate KHQ, the incident started around 5:00 am on Monday morning when the police discovered a stolen car and then went […]

Rep. DeSantis: Full Obamacare repeal is a better deal for millennials

This year was supposed to be a busy one for the Trump administration in pushing for Obamacare repeal & replacement, tax reform, and building the wall. However, with the recent decision of a few Senate Republicans, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan will have to wait a little bit longer to put something on the president’s […]

Teens catch TD Garden ignoring law: Arena is required to hold charity fundraisers

The TD Garden is the epicenter of Boston’s sports and music scene, hosting the Celtics and Bruins as well as countless concerts. However, three teenagers found that the owner of the venue, Jeremy Jacobs, has been ignoring a provision mandating charity events since the arena broke ground 24 years ago. As a result, the arena might owe the state […]

‘Criminal’: Evergreen State administrator promises to prosecute future campus takeovers

Back in May, liberals and social justice warriors stormed the campus of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Some students cornered and shouted down their caucasian professors for not leaving campus during their distorted version of their annual “Day of Absence.” Now, in a memo sent out to students on Friday, those acts of intimidation will […]

Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid accused of culturally appropriating gender fluidity

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are arguably the most recognizable and beloved celebrity millennial couples. However, after being featured in the cover story in August’s edition of Vogue, liberals are starting to sing a different tune after the couple’s embrace of gender fluidity. HuffPost’s James Michael Nichols was one of many liberals who accused Malik and […]

EXCLUSIVE: UNLV professor punished pro-Trump student with bad grades, resigns

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in November, liberal professors have been taking out their frustrations on their conservative and Trump-supporting students. At the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, College Republican President Jacob Deaville filed a formal complaint against his professor for discriminatory intent and unfair grading practices all because of his politics. The professor, […]

The ‘Libertarian Game of Thrones’ parody is almost too perfect [VIDEO]

HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones returns on Sunday night with its seventh season, and to add to every fan’s excitement, Reason depicted what the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros would be like for a libertarian. When looking at the colossal ice wall along the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, the libertarian asks why they hate […]

“Exclusionary”: Harvard plans to ban social clubs, frats, and sororities

A Harvard University committee is looking to ban any and all social organization or club in the name of inclusivity. In a 22-page report obtained by the education rights group, FIRE, Harvard could be banning all single-gender and co-ed clubs as well as all “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations.” If the recommendations are implemented, Harvard could […]

New Senate healthcare plan will help millennials — but also has ‘bailout’ for insurance companies

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republican leaders released a newer version of the healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, which they hope will be more acceptable to moderate and conservative holdouts. One revision of the bill includes Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) “Consumer Freedom Amendment” that would allow individuals to purchase private […]

Peyton Manning defends golfing with Trump: It’s a no-brainer [VIDEO]

Before he hosted the ESPYs Wednesday night, future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning had to defend himself against critics who told him not to golf with President Trump when he was invited for a round. Manning went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night and recalled how he ended up getting invited to golf […]

This college will allow prospective students to visit for free — if they are a minority

It’s well known that college is expensive, but one college in Oregon is trying to make it easier for high school students to visit their campus ahead of enrolling. That is, if they’re not white. Reed College’s Discover Fly-in program gives prospective students “the opportunity to be hosted by current students in the residence halls, dine […]

“She Persisted”: Chelsea Clinton sued for stealing book idea

(AP Photo) Chelsea Clinton is back in the spotlight, but not because she announced she’s running to lose to Donald Trump in 2020. The former First Daughter is being sued for stealing the idea for her latest children’s book, She Persisted. According to the Daily Mail, writer Christopher Kimberley filed a federal lawsuit in New York […]

Taking back the word “jihad” won’t help American Muslims

Last week, it was reported that Muslim activist Linda Sarsour was inciting American Muslims to wage “jihad” against Donald Trump and his administration. A lot of conservative outlets took her words out of context, assuming that she meant violent jihad rather than speaking truth to power. If you watch her full speech, you’d know she […]