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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

60% of millennials don’t want to tear down Confederate statues: Poll

The debate over whether Confederate statues should remain where they are throughout the United States have taken a backseat to whether or not President Donald Trump’s response the violence in Charlottesville was strong enough. However, the conversation is shifting. According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 60 percent of millennials (18-29 years old) believe that Trump’s response […]

No, Tucker, Google should not be regulated by the government

Following the firing of James Damore by Google for sending a 10-page company-wide memo critical of the company’s politics and diversity policies, some are thinking about ways of fighting back against the tech giant, even if that means the federal government step in. This week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, before interviewing Damore on his primetime […]

Bernie blames Trump for Charlottesville, yet no one blamed Bernie for GOP baseball shooting

Liberals and progressives have been quick to condemn the violence in Charlottesville on Republicans, conservatives, the alt-right, the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists. However, the richest of condemnations came from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) when he personally blamed President Donald Trump. According to the Burlington Free Press, Sanders was asked about who shared responsibility for […]

It won’t “erase racism”: Largely black group organizes to stop removal of confederate statues

After the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, there’s been a new push from liberals and progressives around the country to remove statues and tributes to the Confederacy. However, a predominantly black group in Dallas, Texas are fighting back to keep the Confederate monuments standing. Former Dallas city council member Sandra […]

LeBron James blames Trump for Charlottesville violence

NBA superstar LeBron James has developed a reputation for being a tenacious beast on the basketball court, but is calm and measured as soon as delivers social commentary on sensitive topics. However, James was heated after the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia where a white nationalist, James Alex Fields Jr., plowed his car […]

Viral petition: Give rapper Quavo a guest verse on the National Anthem

The North Atlanta trap group, Migos, has reached almost legendary status in hip hop culture, with hits like “Bad and Boujee” and “Versace,” that someone believes the group’s frontman, Quavo, should have a guest verse on the “Star Spangled Banner.” Sean Gray from Eminence, Kentucky, started a Change.org petition two months ago, aptly titled “Redo […]

Following Kap? Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

Around this time a year ago, Colin Kaepernick was spotted sitting on the bench during the pre-game ceremony in which the national anthem was played. Now, a former divisional rival is following his lead. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who came out of retirement after stints with the Buffalo Bills and then the Seattle […]

Charlottesville lessons for US leaders: Be specific, be consistent

Our country is on edge after the white nationalist rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend that left one dead and injured more than 19 after a car, driven by white nationalist James Alex Fields, Jr., rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters. President Donald Trump issued a statement (and several tweets) on Saturday […]

Is Pink’s new song about Trump?

Ever since Donald Trump announced that he was running for president in June 2015, virtually every actor, comedian, or musician has made it a point to produce something that either makes fun of him and his supporters or straight up insults them. And this is why it’s so hard for me to figure out whether […]

“I hate them all”: Billy Eichner, Sarah Silverman would kick Donald Trump off the world

It’s no secret that Hollywood celebrities have next to no love for Donald Trump and his supporters, but some are more brazen with their sentiments than others. According to People Magazine, several Emmy-nominated comedians agree that the one person they would expel from planet Earth is our sitting President of the United States Donald Trump. […]

Millennials: Graduating from Mom’s basement to… mobile homes?

Recreational vehicles and mobile homes are no longer reserved for horrific family vacations when you were younger, now they’ve become suitable for millennials to live in. According to CBS News, millennials are turning mobile homes into actual homes where the cost of living is affordable, and provides the leniency of travel. This follows a trend […]

Dear millennials: Relax on the whole North Korea nuclear war thing

This week, we’ve witnessed a whole new level of hysteria under the Trump administration. On Tuesday, U.S. intelligence officials concluded that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea or the DPRK, successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its intercontinental ballistic missiles. Later that day, President Trump commented […]

Did Nazi that coming… LGBTQ clothing company tries to bring back the swastika

Given the rise of anti-Semitism coming from the far Left, it seems fitting that a clothing company is trying to reclaim the swastika and rebrand it for the LGBTQ community. The clothing company, KA Designs, received tons of backlash after selling t-shirts with rainbow-colored swastikas printed with words like “zen” and “peace.” Another type of […]

Rise of the machines: China kills robots after they criticize communism, praise America

Communism must be so unpopular in the People’s Republic of China that the country had to shut down two artificial intelligence chatbots when one admitted that it wasn’t a fan of the Chinese Communist Party and the other revealed its dream to move to the United States. According to the Australian Associated Press, the chatbots, […]

Woah: Trump cabinet member, Koch brothers secretly funded ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman was a box office and critical success when it was released in theaters in May, earning close to $800 million. The titular character was portrayed by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, which deterred some on the left who were more sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. However, the film that portrays a superhero as a […]

Maxine Waters: Once Trump is impeached, we’ll get Pence next [VIDEO]

Since Congress is on recess, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is making the media rounds and making sure the millennials know that she wants President Trump and, what she calls, his “Kremlin Klan” impeached. On Monday morning, Waters appeared on “The Breakfast Club” radio show to talk about a number of topics and how Trump and […]

Professor made ‘stress reduction’ syllabus, but pulls it after being stressed from backlash

College campuses are breeding grounds for ultra-competitive stressed out students who are trying to ace their exams or finish that term paper before the deadline. However, when one professor at the University of Georgia implemented a “stress reduction policy” in his classroom syllabus, the national backlash caused him just enough stress to pull the language. […]

For freshman entering college, political polarization is at an all-time high: Poll

It goes without saying that the political divide between Democrats and Republicans has never been farther than it has been under President Trump. But now, it’s quantitatively reflected on our college campuses. According to the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), the results of the Fall 2016 National Norms of college freshman in the United States […]

Actress’ brother: I hope Trump will end “racist” affirmative action [VIDEO]

Back in 2015, the brother of famous actress Mindy Kalin, Vijay Chokalingam, admitted that he got into medical school by posing as a black man in an elaborate hoax. He even wrote a book about his experience titled, Almost Black, calling the whole premise of affirmative action “racist.” Now that Donald Trump is president, the Department […]

Fake ‘millennial’ Maxine Waters to be challenged by young Latino conservative in 2018

In the last nine months since Donald Trump was elected president, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has made it her mission to impeach the president and what she calls his “Kremlin Klan.” Her outspokenness has raised her to new ranks in the Democratic party to where she’s being called “Auntie Maxine” and “Queen Maxine” by millennials […]