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Editor Francesca Chambers argues that SCOTUS campaign finance ruling won’t open financial floodgates

The Supreme Court’s decision to abolish limits on overall campaign donations isn’t going to release a flood of money into elections, according to Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers.

Jake Tapper: The new face of American journalism

Jake Tapper

These days, Jake Tapper seems to have it all. Not only is he an Emmy Award winner and the host of a successful television show, he may very well be CNN’s next primetime host. On top of that, his latest book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” is being adapted to a film. Factor in his beautiful wife, two kids and 325,000 twitter followers, and Tapper is living the dream.

[WATCH] Francesca Chambers gives tips on how to combat liberal media bias in student newspapers

Francesca Chambers

It’s a common dilemma for many conservative students on campus: What to do when the student newspaper writes a scathingly bad piece on a conservative speaker who recently visited campus. One solution is to write an op-ed or a letter to the editor for the paper rebutting the column, as Red Alert Politics’ editor Francesca Chambers recently taught activists at the Young America’s Foundation “Great Beginnings: A Seminar for Emerging Leaders” conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday.

Thanks to the cost of higher education, the U.S. could be on the verge of becoming a nation of slackers

Living in a van down by the river

Most Millennials heard ‘the speech’ in high school. The one that happens during senior career day or an afternoon assembly at most high schools in America during which the school brings in some yahoo to ‘motivate’ students. Said ‘motivational speaker’ usually tells students that if they don’t go to college and get good grades they’ll […]

[WATCH] Editor Francesca Chambers: Olympic committee needs to “send a clear message” about human rights abuses

Francesca Chambers To the Contrary

Russia’s controversial stance on homosexuals has overshadowed the Olympics this year, and Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers thinks the International Olympic Committee needs “send a clear message” to nations wanting to host future Games that human rights abuses will not be tolerated.

[WATCH] Editor Francesca Chambers advocates for a per-family limit on government assistance

Francesca Chambers - Examiner headshot

Unwed mothers shouldn’t continue to get more government assistance for each child they have, Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers argued last Friday, because it’s something for which the government simply cannot afford to pay.

[LISTEN] Editor Francesca Chambers criticizes MSNBC’s Touré for politicizing weather

Francesca Chambers featured image 2013

It’s time for MSNBC and its liberal commentators to stop politicizing the weather, according to Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers.

GOP looks to solve gender problems by encouraging women to run for office

Women for Romney Supporters

Women are not inherently Democratic. The GOP simply hasn’t courted them properly since leg warmers were in vogue.

Several groups on the right are finally looking to change that, however, and they are starting at the source.

[WATCH] Red Alert editor Francesca Chambers calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Huckabee’

Francesca Chambers on Huckabee

If media outlets are going to make a big deal out of former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R-Ark.) remarks about women, then they should give equal time to comedian Sarah Silverman’s vaginal napkin stunt, according to Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers.

From living on the brink to living the American Dream: my rise from the verge of poverty to personal prosperity

Francesca's high school graduation

“Hi, Mom, I’m writing an article on the cycle of poverty, and I need to ask you a few questions about our finances during my childhood.” For the next 45 minutes my mom pleasantly provided me with all the details I needed to accurately write my article. While the subject matter itself wasn’t delightful, she […]

[WATCH] Francesca Chambers on Obamacare: Administration ‘shot itself in the foot’ with under 26 policy

Francesca Chambers - Examiner headshot

Letting young people stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26 was not a smart way for the Obama administration to build a healthcare system, Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers argued Tuesday night on Fusion. In fact, the administration ‘shot itself in the foot.’

[WATCH] Francesca Chambers argues the unemployed need solutions, not benefits

Francesca Chambers To the Contrary

Unemployment benefits aren’t really what the unemployed need, according to Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers. They need solutions.

Continuing benefits for the long-term unemployed is not an “emergency”

Unemployment

While extending unemployment insurance and eliminating poverty is certainly a serious concern, an “emergency” it is not.

Nancy Grace trashes recreational pot users as “fat and lazy”

The jury is still out on whether recreational pot use should be legalized nationally, but HLN’s Nancy Grace has already made up her mind: recreational pot users are a danger to children and society. And if you disagree with her, well you’re likely “fat and lazy” and “lethargic, sitting on the sofa eating chips,” in Grace’s opinion.

Are digital currencies just a passing fad?

bitcoin

In 2009, Bitcoin became the first-ever digital currency. Last month, a competitor called Dogecoin launched. In the last 24 hours, eBay/Paypal, Kanye West and Ron Paul have now suggested they would create their own forms of online currency, as well.

And the 2013 ‘Liar of the Year’ is . . .

Liar of the Year 2013

Here’s who you picked as the 2013 Red Alert Politics Liar of the Year.

James Franco defends selfies in The New York Times

James Franco

Oh the weather outside is frightful this time of year. And so is the lack of substantial news. Which is why visitors to The New York Times’ art section today were graced with a defense of the selfie by actor James Franco.

[WATCH] Francesca Chambers argues that pro-women advertisements really do sell products

Francesca Chambers To the Contrary

You probably saw the startling Pantene ad that depicted the gender stereotypes women commonly encounter and encouraged ambitious ladies to not let labels hold them back. And that type of powerfully uplifting advertising will likely work, according to Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers.

WH tries to downplay ‘Lie of Year,’ says Obama’s addressed ‘if you like it you can keep it’ claim in a “very honest way”

Jay Carney WH Press secretary angry

If you presumed the White House would finally admit that President Barack Obama lied when he made the now infamous claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” simply because Politifact now says he did, you’re in for some shocking news.

Twentysomethings are disappointed with Obama, but they’re not too happy with the GOP, either

Obama young people

Republicans shouldn’t read too much into the recent Harvard poll and the GOP’s electoral victories among youth in last month’s statewide elections. The party still has a long long way to go with twentysomethings.