Government Overreach

The end of government overreach is nigh after Trump signed an executive order to reduce the federal government's role in education. (Photo via AP)

Trump signs order to get feds out of K-12 education

The end of big government interfering with our children’s education is nigh. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to pull the federal government out of K-12 education and return control to state and local officials. The order, titled “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will give Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to review, modify, […]

2 Senators want to ban a chemical that may be on your face right now

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Two senators are on a crusade to ban a chemical that might be on your face right now. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY) are finally working for transparency…in body product ingredient labels. They’re concerned about a chemical called 1,4-dioxane, which is found in products like body wash, shampoo, sunscreen, and moisturizer, which may […]

Poll: Sorry libertarians, millennials don’t believe taxation is theft

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Libertarians love sending around viral memes claiming “Taxation is theft.” Looks like they make have some more work to do to convince young Americans. America may have been founded by a bunch of men who didn’t like being taxed, but a recent poll finds most millennials don’t mind it so much. Voccii released a report on […]

If Dems want jobs for millennials, why oppose Trump’s energy reforms?

While liberals are hysterical about President Trump's rollback of energy regulations, but here's why it's a good thing, especially for millennials. (Photo via AP)

Donald Trump’s energy reforms are catching heat. Some of it positive, some negative. In the private sector, there’s positive confidence that big energy projects can get going and get completed. The Obama Administration constantly delayed major projects with bureaucratic minefields and legal challenges. Most notably, the Keystone XL pipeline project. And that matters, because when […]

How government is thwarting young entrepreneurs’ side hustle [VIDEO]

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Millennials are one of the most entrepreneurial generations in American history. However, big government is thwarting efforts by young Americans to make “a side hustle.” Patrice Lee Onwuka, the national spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity, told Red Alert Politics that licensing laws are preventing millennials from starting their own small businesses. “We want to see young people […]

Government overreach? Texas Democrat proposes fining men $100 for masturbating

A bill fining men for masturbating is government overreach at its finest. (Photo via AP)

A woman politician in Texas is proposing legislation to make men pay a $100 fine for masturbating as an “act against an unborn child.” Democratic State Rep. Jessica Farrar’s bill, titled the “Man’s Right To Know Act,” was created to highlight how women have been adversely treated by healthcare legislation in the state, namely with respect […]

Flashback: Obama’s DOJ had a history of secretly obtaining phone records

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President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his home and office during the 2016 election. Meanwhile, the former President denied all allegations through a spokesman. Specifically, Obama refuted that he or the White House ever ordered the surveillance of a private citizen or interfered in the independent investigation done by the Justice Department. His statement […]

“Isn’t a crime”: AZ Gov. halts fines for free haircuts to homeless

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Juan Carlos Montesdeoca was trying to be a good Samaritan, and show compassion for the less fortunate by providing free haircuts to homeless people living in a park. However, government licensing laws made that illegal, and he ended up being under investigation by the state. On Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) stepped in and […]

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

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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 […]