Polititainment

Hillary 'too busy' to see '13 hours'
Over the weekend, the new film about the Benghazi terrorist attacks, 13 Hours, was released. The film includes the account that commandos called in were told to “stand down,” but, as Politico reported in a thorough piece, the Democrats are disputing that account. In doing so, the Democrats are calling the special forces, who were there, liars. […]
'SNL' suggests why women like Bernie
The shock poll from USA Today/Rock the Vote showing Bernie Sanders’ nearly 20 point lead over Hillary among millennial women has been in the news quite a bit —  and now, even on Saturday Night Live. Weekend Update co-host Michael Che offers that it may have something to do with Sanders’ proposal of free college. Che […]
SNL: 'Star Wars' with 'Undercover Boss'
With Adam Driver hosting Saturday Night Live, it was pretty much expected for there to be a tie-in of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, where Driver plays villain Kylo Ren. Saturday Night Live certainly picked an interesting tie-in: Undercover Boss. Kylo Ren becomes Matt, the Radar Technician. Of course, Kylo Ren lets his real side […]
DJ Khaled has words of wisdom for Jeb!
DJ Khaled is known for his winning attitude. He is the mastermind behind All I Do Is Win, after all. Despite him making it known “I rock with Obama,” he was willing to lend a helping hand and offer some words of wisdom to Jeb Bush. Perhaps Jeb! too can feel like he wins with such advice. […]
'Hateful Eight' could lose big
After writer-director Quentin Tarantino made statements at a rally interpreted by many to be anti-police, his latest film, The Hateful Eight, received negative press. In response to his rally appearance and statements, police unions called for a boycott of Tarantino’s movies. Whether or not it can all be attributed to Tarantino’s statements, The Hateful Eight faced issues even before its release. The film’s release […]

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2016

The anti-party candidates bolstered both parties
The first election result of 2016 has the winners surging through political parties that they aren’t wedded to. “The second-place finishers aren’t even real members of the parties for whose nominations they are running,” Nick Gillespie writes in Reason. The pull of political parties, and party loyalty of Americans, has faltered. It’s highly unlikely that […]
Youth vote fueled upsets in Iowa caucuses
There were quite a few surprises in Iowa last night. In the Republican caucus, Ted Cruz bested front-runner Donald Trump, Marco Rubio got some major momentum, and Rand Paul’s predictions fell flat. In the Democratic caucus, Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor thin margin and a coin toss, proving that her path to […]
Iowa caucus: Bernie Sanders wins 80% of youth vote
On nearly Tuesday afternoon, when the results should have been called about 12 hours ago, AP has reported 100% of the votes in for the Democratic Caucus results. Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders, with 49.9 percent of the vote to his 49.6 percent. Notably missing however was the clear winner sign, like it was for Ted Cruz. […]
CNN: Sanders supporters can't define socialism
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin went to Iowa and asked Bernie Sanders supporters to define socialism and explain their enthusiasm for him, but they struggled. Sanders’s authenticity sparked a strong attraction. He connected with voters who wanted a politician who seems sincere and honest, rather than someone who tries to appeal to every person. “Bernie Sanders is […]
Sanders's health care plan: Math doesn't add up
Bernie Sanders has vastly underestimated the cost of his single-payer health care plan, according to a new report. Kenneth Thorpe, a health care expert at Emory University, concluded that the Sanders plan is underfunded by about $1.1 trillion a year, according to Vox. Thorpe “concludes that single-payer at a national level would be significantly more […]

Policy

Lawless CFPB regulations will hurt Millennials
  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a regulatory agency, is writing law without consent of Congress. And, these regulations are going to hurt the most vulnerable among us. Remember that pen and that phone President Obama likes to threaten us with? These new regulations circumvent Congress to enact a massive burden on private businesses. […]
Obama giving jobs to foreign grads
For many, youth underemployment and unemployment is a sad reality. A significant amount of millennials believe that the American Dream is dead, more are living in poverty, and the youth misery index is the highest it has ever been. They have less than $1,000 in savings and are delaying important life events, such as buying […]
American Dream of owning a home is dead for Gen-Y
Millennials who want to purchase a house are locked out of coastal markets, and that’s a harmful long-term trend for economic growth. In cities such as Los Angeles, rental rates have crept to “apocalyptic levels,” but the median house price is so high that millennials can hardly afford a down payment, Kerri Zane writes for […]
Will robots replace millennials in workforce?
Media might have too much science-fiction in it: millennials think computers and robots can replace them. In an Infosys study, 40 percent of young people globally “thought a computer program, robot or artificial intelligence system could do their job within a decade,” according to the International Business Times. That sounds dramatic. Fears that technology could […]
Boomers need millennials, so stop mocking them
The dearth of millennial entrepreneurship has negative long-term effects, but the problem might not be as drastic as headlines make it appear. The generational divide, and the financial pressure from entitlements, force millennials to be super productive to pay for the baby boomers and improve their own living standards, as Steve Tobak writes in Fox […]

Education

G-town: No students allowed to campaign
Many students are eagerly supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign, not just in Iowa, but on campuses across the nation. Except at Georgetown Law School, they are prevented from doing so. As The Libertarian Republic reported on Monday, students were told they could not campaign for Sanders — or any candidate — and incorrectly cited their tax status […]
Public schools ban valentines day
Minnesota public schools are trying to be more inclusive to immigrants and their children, so they are abandoning American holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentines Day. Fox News reported that Bruce Vento Elementary School, in St. Paul, Minn., will stop celebrating “dominant holidays” like Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. “My personal feeling is we need to […]
San Fran may give condoms - to 11-year-olds
San Francisco is waging a war on teen pregnancy and STDS, and they’re starting with eleven-year olds. According to The San Francisco Examiner, the city’s middle-schoolers could soon have access to condoms whether their parents like it or not. The proposal by San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza has yet to go to a […]
Univ. of Ky. offering college course in tacos
The University of Kentucky has been in the news for the past few months, with covering up a historical mural because it depicted scenes of slavery, and its new logo, which cost $80,000. Students can now get college credit for a course on tacos. The full name of the course “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican […]
University of Connecticut builds black-only dorms
  According to the University of Connecticut’s mission statement, the school is dedicated to the principles of “freedom of academic inquiry and expression” by embracing “diversity and cultivate leadership” —  but now that inclusiveness and freedom includes segregation. Campus Reform reported on Saturday that UConn is building new dorms that will be segregated solely for black men. The […]

Congress

CRs and YRs: Ryan would help GOP with young voters
Two of the largest young Republican groups in the nation told Red Alert Politics today they are supporting Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House — and claim there are advantages to having a younger congressman elevated to this powerful position. Ryan is 45 years old and, if elected, would be the youngest speaker since […]
Paul Ryan would be youngest Speaker since 1875
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan indicated Tuesday that he would be willing to become Speaker of the House, if certain conditions are met by House conservatives. According to Red Alert’s research, that would make him the youngest Speaker since James G. Blaine, who assumed the Speakership at age 39 in 1869 and […]
Freedom Caucus Speaker candidate supports Jeb Bush
The race for Speaker is getting more and more hectic, and conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.)–but he may not be as far-right as some think. Webster endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination in June, arguably the most moderate Republican in the field who supports amnesty […]
Girdusky: Paul Ryan can't unite the right
With the demise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Cali.) bid for Speaker of the House, many on the right–including Erick Erickson, Mitt Romney, and Speaker Boehner–are calling for the 2012 vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) to jump in the race as the only man they claim can unite the very fractured Republican Party. Ryan’s cons […]
Don't want to be Speaker? Resign from Congress
How many Congressmen have turned down the chance to be Speaker of the House in the last few days? Most of the Republicans who could get the required 218 vote majority have chickened out of running–from Jim Jordan, to Jeb Hensarling, to Trey Gowdy, to Paul Ryan (he may be reconsidering), and others. Our question for […]

From Around the Web

North Korea detains UVA student
North Korea has detained an American student from the University of Virginia. The communist dictatorship’s state-run media announced North Korea arrested Otto Frederick Warmbier for “perpetrating a hostile act” with “the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation.” A China-based company named Young Pioneer Tours told Reuters that Warmbier was arrested on January […]
The man-bun is dead: Long live the man-braid
In the world of millennial men’s style, 2015 was without a doubt the year of the man-bun. Times have changed though, and millennial men have moved on to the man braid. The World of Buzz declared that main braids is 2016’s newest hair trend for men. It’s not exactly a new hairstyle, certainly black men have been […]
Cruz's old college roommate slams him on Twitter
Regular people can learn from politicians — Richard Nixon taught us to burn the secret tapes, Bill Clinton taught us why you shouldn’t lie under oath, and in the case of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he taught us why you need a good relationship with your college roommate. Craig Mazin was Cruz’s Princeton roommate in 1988 according to SomeECards, […]
Are millennials cool?
Millennials are making culture — from Justin Bieber to hipsters and from Nikki Minaj to Vine celebrities. But, is any of it cool? A Tumblr account, POWERevolution, posted how Millennials are just not cool, in the sense that they try too hard to fit in. Cool people reject corporate influences and make their own path […]
Goldman Sach's guide to being an alpha male
The New York Times made a list back in October about how to be a “Modern Man” that consisted of a series of effeminate embarrassments. Well John Lefevre, formally of Goldman Sachs, made a guide to being a man — but it’s the alpha alternative to the Times. Published in The Baum List, Lefevre wrote […]