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An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Spanish: "In Venezuela there's nothing," in reference to food shortages, during a march to the headquarters of the national electoral body, CNE, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Oddly silent: As Venezuela decays, Hollywood socialists and ‘first-world idealists’ bite their tongues

The tragic plight of Venezuela has become undeniable: its brand of socialist populism ruined its economy and society. “Venezuela has become the world’s most visibly failing state,” Francisco Toro wrote in Vox. “It wasn’t supposed to go like this. Not so long ago, Venezuela’s socialist revolution attracted its share of fellow travelers — first-world idealists […]

New magazine ‘For Her’ offers refreshing alternative to Cosmo for young women

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For those young women looking for an alternative to the likes of Cosmopolitan and Glamour, there is For Her, an online magazine from Aleteia. Editor-In-Chief Cynthia Dermody spoke with Red Alert Politics about the magazine and what it has to offer. The publication, launched in February, is an offshoot of the Catholic news site Aleteia.  After recognizing that readers were attracted to their lifestyle content, they […]

Millennials fleeing United States in record numbers

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Studies show millennials — the largest living generation — have a growing interest in moving abroad and many are seeking jobs outside of the United States. With a desire for new experiences, motivated by the need for employment, many 20- and 30-somethings are packing up and moving overseas. “Interestingly, four of the top five countries that people […]

Unlimited vacation time? Companies compromise benefits to retain millennials

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As it is becoming more and more evident that millennial employees desire a more a ‘attractive’ work experience, companies are catching on and making changes to workplace culture. Pim de Morree of Millennial Magazine shared some of the growing trends in the workplace, including picking one’s own work hours, unlimited vacation time, and working from anywhere, among […]

Gold Medaling in Sex? Brazil triples condom order for Olympians

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In preparation for the upcoming Summer Olympics being held in Rio de Janiero, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is leaving no one unprotected when it comes to safe sex for the athletes. According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, the IOC will provide 100,000 female condoms and 350,000 male condoms to the 10,500 athletes […]

“Trans-speciesism”: Tree huggers’ new progressive frontier

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EarthFirst! is reeling from internal tensions just now as President Obama’s transsexual activists are on a witch hunt for those in the group not progressive enough on sexuality. A recent article entitled “Deep Green Transphobia” deplores leaders in the Green movement, a bunch of ecofeminists, who do not think “transrights” and “transinclusion” are fundamental to […]

Bye-Bye, Suit and Tie: Millennials are drastically changing workplace culture


According to recent Pew Research Center studies, millennials are now dominating the workforce, far surpassing Generation X. With this shift comes a variety of drastic changes for the older generations and veterans of the 9-to-5 workday. “At an age of transition from college to the working world, the millennial generation’s workforce is highly likely to grow even further […]

The irony of millennials: Tech-savvy, yet still less informed

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It is ironic that millennials, considered the “digital generation,” with access to a wealth of information like never before, are so ignorant of world news and current events. Fusion’s Massive Millennial poll suggested that  77 percent of millennials were unable to name one of the elected senators from the state in which they live. Although technology provides […]

In NYC, you can be fined $250,000 for not using ‘preferred gender pronouns’

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The trend of universities to use gender neutral pronouns does not stop with higher education. New York City has threatened employers, landlords, businesses, and professionals with fines if they do not use an individual’s preferred gender, Eugene Volokh wrote for The Washington Post. Volokh warns that “this is [not] likely to stay in New York City” either, and […]

People’s list of “best commencement speeches” dominated by liberals

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Much like commencement speakers at top schools across the country, People filled its list of the “best commencement speeches” with liberals or those who do not have a clear political affiliation. The list chose star power and punchy one-liners over quality. Missing from the list is Justice Clarence Thomas at Hillsdale College and Michael Bloomberg at the University of Michigan. President Barack Obama, Rutgers University […]

Jim Gaffigan delivers hilarious commencement speech at CUA [VIDEO]

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Do you remember your commencement speaker? Probably not. It was likely someone supposedly important who lectured you about how you must go change the world. Imagine if your speaker was comedian Jim Gaffigan? “Hot Pockets!…” It’s a speech you’d never forget. His theme: “mail order guacamole.” Beyond the comedy, he also shared his inspiring life story: […]

McCrory’s idiotic bathroom bill alienates millennials, accomplishes nothing

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As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems, North Carolina Republican leaders, and especially Gov. Pat McCrory, have picked a fight that continues to harm the Republican brand and accomplishes nothing. In swing states like North Carolina, Republicans have already been hemorrhaging younger voters who see the party as out of touch with the culture. […]

What is ‘Paw-ternity’ leave and why is this woman demanding it?

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The abounding sense of entitlement does not end with “meternity,” the idea of family leave for non-parents championed by author Meghann Foye. She’s now joined by Lindsay Putnam with New York Post, who writes that “Pet owners deserve family leave, too.” You would think that it was a parody; it’s not. “Having to go back to work days later was one of the […]

Think millennials are entitled? Read “Meternity”

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38-year-old Meghann Foye was lucky enough to get Meternity published, and the biggest take away may be a selfish sense of entitlement while contributing nothing to the debate on paid family leave. Foye’s work of fiction is about a young woman who fakes a pregnancy to get maternity leave. But, it’s based on her decision to take her own kind of […]

Vietnam veterans reunite to recreate perfect photo [VIDEO]

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  Few recreated photos may be more touching than a recent reunion of four Vietnam veterans. The veterans, ranging from ages 69 to 71, recently got together at the Cinnamon Beach in Florida to recreate a picture from 50 years ago, as Naples Daily News detailed. The men have changed from the war, aged, and lost touch for […]

“We’re just existing”: Young Texan goes viral apologizing for millennials [VIDEO]

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While millennials may be known for a bad rap, one young woman is going viral for doing something about it. Texan Alexis Boomer recorded a video acknowledging that older generations think that “our generation sucks,” and took it upon herself to evaluate why that is. Her video on Facebook has been watched almost 13 million times […]

The story of President Reagan’s red Jeep (now on display in DC)

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It would take more than insults from ABC newswoman Barbara Walters to get President Reagan to abandon his “old friend,” a 1962 red Willys jeep. And now, that Jeep is headed to Washington, DC. The Historic Vehicle Association, in partnership with the Library of Congress, has deemed President Reagan’s Jeep an important artifact of American […]

Sarah Palin to Bill Nye: “As much a scientist as I am”

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Bill Nye was expected to incur some outrage for his suggestion that climate change deniers belong in jail in a video uploaded by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Sarah Palin quipped during the Climate Hustle premiere that “Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” as the Hill reported. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist,” Palin […]

AMC considers allowing texting during movies (to attract millennials)

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It’s no secret that millennials have trouble putting down their phones, even during a movie. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed by AMC Entertainment CEO, Adam Aron, in his hopes to attract millennials. In an interview with Aron, Variety asked Aron if that meant allowing cellphone use: Yes. When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the […]

Indiana teen could succeed in lowering age to run for office

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While some young people are getting involved in the 2016 presidential race, they are rarely active in their state or local government. Yet, Indiana high school student Megan Stoner defies the norm; the 18-year-old is currently working with state legislators to pass a bill she helped author. In an effort to change Indiana law, Stoner has proposed legislation that […]