Government Overreach

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Study: (Liberal) student loan policies are hurting women most

According to an ORC International survey commissioned by PadillaCRT, student loan debt is causing millennials, particularly women, to feel financially unstable—pushing them to delay major life milestones such as marriage, children, and homeownership and to change their level of engagement at work. The survey found that one in four millennials owes over $30,000 in college […]

Report: “The federal government has created a sex bureaucracy” on campus

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Too often we see college students plastered all across the media for wrongful allegations of sexual assault of a fellow student. Be it a male or a female, the American college campus has over-regulated the freedom of sexual expression, even if you agree with certain acts or not. In fact, the overall idea of engaging […]

NYT says GOP threatens campus free speech more than liberals. Is that a joke?

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Free speech has become a boiling issue on American college campuses this election cycle, as academic administrations responded to the loose-tongued President-Elect by doubling down on language restrictions, while conservative think tanks faught for continued free-thinking. Generally speaking, Republicans have been known for their vocal stance on protecting speech, but New York Times contributor Donald […]

NYC spends tax dollars to coddle devastated Hillary supporters [EXCLUSIVE]

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Hillary Clinton supporters in deep blue states are still devastated by the fact that Donald Trump is the president-elect. Now, at least one city is using taxpayer dollars to console them. In a letter obtained by Red Alert Politics, the New York City Department of Education sent out a letter on Friday instructing employees to […]

Castro’s net worth shows he lived rich — despite impoverishing Cuba

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Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro may have professed to being a Communist — but he lived more like a king. His estimated net worth was approximately $900 million according to Forbes Magazine, though he claimed that he made just $43 a month and lived a fisherman’s hut. In reality, Castro had more than 20 luxurious properties, including […]

A ‘Convention of States’ happened this weekend: “A turning point in history”

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Last week, one of the most significant events in our constitutional republic since 1787 occurred: Delegations of primarily state legislators from all 50 states gathered in Colonial Williamsburg with the intent to reign in the federal government’s abuse of power. While the talking heads in Washington repeated the Trump vs. Clinton debates we’ve heard since this […]

Techno-utopia isn’t here: The dark side of tech

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As freeing as innovative technologies can be, they can be as freeing as they are restraining. Technology as synonymous with progress has a problem; as Noah Smith wrote for Bloomberg, “its vision of history, and of the interaction between technology and the state, might be badly flawed.” Uber makes ride-hailing cheaper and easier. Skype connects […]

FBI fighting to keep power to spy on journalists, whistleblowers (with little oversight)

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The government expects unquestioning acceptance by Americans for any effort it claims in the name of anti-terrorism. Unfortunately, for each national security measure it takes, Americans discover that its practical uses were less innocent and crucial than they were told. Secret investigations by the Justice Department, thanks to National Security Letters that lack judicial oversight, […]

FDA proclaims “Don’t eat raw (cookie) dough”: Baking a batch of paternalistic fear

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“The bottom line for you and your kids is don’t eat raw dough. And even though there are websites devoted to ‘flour crafts,’ don’t give your kids raw dough or baking mixes that contain flour to play with,” the FDA announced, calling raw dough a “raw deal.” The dangerous culprit is flour, so even vegan […]

Congress considers spending $170 million inspecting catfish

In this June 9, 2016 photograph, Simmons Catfish employees seine catfish from a pond at a Simmons Catfish farm near Yazoo City, Miss. Simmons Catfish is one of the largest catfish processing plants and farms in Mississippi. The state's catfish farmers, which produce over half of U.S. farm-raised catfish, labor daily under strict safety inspection laws while fighting to make sure their industry rivals in Asia are held up to the same standards. (Eli Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger, via AP)

Congress is reeling over a catfish inspection program that costs American taxpayers almost $200 million over a decade. The United States Department of Agriculture announced new catfish inspection standards in December 2015, but the Senate voted to block the USDA from inspecting catfish by a 55-to-43 vote May 25. Since then, the House has debated the program. […]

Illegal in Oklahoma: Bacon-infused vodka (seriously, a bar manager was arrested)

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In Oklahoma, adding bacon strips to vodka can get a person arrested, thanks to its strange alcohol laws. The state has an effective ban on infused liquor due to ambiguous wording about refilling containers that previously held alcohol, according to Reason. Thus, Oklahoma City police arrested Colin Grizzle, manager of The Pump, bar that specialized […]

Philly welcomes DNC protestors by re-opening a prison: Look out, Bernie Bros

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Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters are planning on protesting the Democratic National Convention in July and the city of Philadelphia is welcoming them by reopening a prison with the expectations that a few hundred of the Vermont Senator’s fans will be spending the night. Officials with the city’s prison system announced that they were re-opening […]

“Gender bender”: In NYC, 31 official gender pronouns to choose from

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New York City now allows people to choose from at least 31 different gender identities, several of which let people fluctuate between male and female. The 31 gender identities include identities such as “two spirit,” “third sex,” “gender bender,” and “gender gifted.” Somehow, the city does not provide definitions for any of the identities. However, the […]

How the Supreme Court just tipped its hand on trans school bathrooms

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Bathrooms have been a hot topic of conversation recently. More specifically — which one to use. President Obama joined the conversation by making an unprecedented decree that students at public schools should be able to use whichever bathroom they prefer or the school’s federal funding could be pulled. This overreach has understandably caused quite a […]

Not terrorism: Law enforcement tried to force a phone unlock in 63 cases

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Law enforcement officials have obscured their motivations for subverting encryption and security on secure devices – it’s rarely about terrorism. When the government has invoked federal law to force companies to comply with requests to access secure devices, it’s involved drugs and sexual crimes most, according to a chart from the Mercatus Center at George […]

Kansas Governor Declares October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

If the zombie apocalypse occurs, people need to head to Kansas because they’re prepared. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a proclamation on Wednesday declaring October as “Zombie Preparedness Month,” according to the Kansas City Star. At the ceremony, the governor wanted to show Kansas citizens that they are prepared in case of any possible emergency, […]

Louisiana school under fire from ACLU for having a ‘God Bless You’ sign

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The ACLU is attacking Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana because a student group hung a prayer box and the school’s principal ended a letter with the phrase “God Bless You.” Fox News reported that the Louisiana ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman published a letter in the Shreveport Times on Saturday accusing the school of violating the […]

Government cracks down on unapproved community libraries

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Cities across the United States have started to address a threat to local communities: Little Free Libraries. Running afoul of zoning regulations and personal tastes, the small, birdhouse-like structures with books free to take are threatened by local politicians and curmudgeonly neighbors, The Atlantic reports. City code violations have been used to threaten fines if […]

Julian Assange comes to Clinton’s defense over classified emails

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Hillary Clinton has received some unexpected support concerning classified information on her private email server. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, used Clinton’s email scandal as an example of government overreach in classifying material. Assange appeared on New York Public Radio to discuss the issue of restricting information, according to the Washington Post. “There’s obsessive […]

Feds give $5.5 billion for unscientific alternative medicine

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Propelled by one former U.S. senator, the federal government has wasted billions on unproven alternative medicine with no positive health outcomes. The National Institutes of Health, thanks to former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), founded the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992 to investigate “unconventional medical practices.” It became the National Center for Complementary and Integrative […]