Thirty Under Thirty 2012

From the launch of Red Alert Politics, our goal has been to Inform, Engage and Activate young conservatives across the country by serving as a platform for young people to receive news written for young conservatives by young conservatives and to present the opportunity for aspiring young journalists and activists to make their voices heard.

With our inaugural “30 Under 30 List” we’re adding another pillar to our objectives: Inspire.

Every person who was selected for this list has a unique story about just how influential young people can be with hard work and a can-do attitude.

Choosing just 30 young conservatives, libertarians and Republicans was tough. We would have profiled hundreds of young people making a difference on their campuses and communities if we could – we’re already looking forward to compiling next year’s list!

For that reason, we chose to close the list to Red Alert contributors and Clarity Media Group staff (The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner) in order to be as fair as possible. We think every single one of our contributors and the writers at our sister publications are doing stellar work and we’d have taken up the entire list if we’d included them all.

We hope that you’re as inspired by this great group of young people as we are and are encouraged to go out this presidential election year and show the country what our generation is capable of accomplishing.

Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers  

 

Polititainment

Stewart: Trump is every GOP stereotype
Jon Stewart can’t get enough of bashing Donald Trump, but on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, he actually made a solid point. In the Republican Party’s assessment of what went wrong in 2008 and 2012, when Democrats and Obama took the White House, they determined that it was because of the negative stereotypes that […]
Stewart downplays private Obama meeting
Jon Stewart insists that his quiet meetings with Obama weren’t that different from how most of his meetings go—with Obama basically saying, “Jon, why are you such an a—hole.” Politico reported earlier this week that Obama has twice called Stewart to the White House for private meetings where the president tried to sell Stewart on his agenda. […]
Tina Fey: Trump is 'great for comedy'
She is best known for her impersonation of Sarah Palin in the 2008 election, but Tina Fey says she’s found a new source of inspiration this time around. His name is Donald Trump, and you might know him from the tastefully placed signs tacked onto the sides of some skyscrapers, which it turns out, are not loved by […]
Jon Stewart mocks Obama's Kenya trip
Jon Stewart had a few problems with Obama’s Kenya trip—like how he lectured them on gay rights and women’s rights…despite the fact that Obama stayed totally mum on human rights abuses during a previous trip to Saudi Arabia. He was also amused by the passive aggression exhibited by Obama family members whom he did not […]
Obama's secret meetings with Jon Stewart
The “most open and transparent administration in history” already has quite the reputation for stonewalling and bullying the press. It’s little surprise that the president was also in the practice of secretly cajoling the Daily Show into plugging his agenda. A new Politico report reveals that Barack Obama twice called Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings—a process Stewart jokingly compared […]

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Mark Cuban would be Trump's VP if he was asked
Two long-time billionaire frenemies no longer have bad blood. Having already praised the Donald Trump as the “best thing to happen to politics” in decades, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is now open to the idea of being his running mate. Business Insider asked Cuban Thursday if he would consider running for vice president if […]
Poll: Clinton at all-time low favorability rating
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could win their primaries, but a general election would prove a tougher slog. Donald Trump received 20 percent support from polled Republicans, but 30 percent of Republicans said they would “definitely not” support him, according to the July 23-28 poll. Scott Walker finished […]
Former Va. governor becomes 17th GOP candidate
In case anyone thought the Republican Party needed more candidates for the presidential nomination, today brings good news. Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, has filed paperwork to become the 17th candidate for the Republican nomination. “The race is not jelling around the other candidates. It just isn’t,”Gilmore told the Washington Examiner. “Now I […]
Perry challenges Donald Trump to a pull-up contest
Unable to beat Donald Trump (R) in the polls, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is hoping to beat him in the gym. The Hill reported that during a Q&A segment on Wednesday at the Yale Club, Perry was asked by a Daily Mail reporter how he will respond to Trump’s claim that the governor lacked […]
N.J. law could force Christie to defend RFRA
Republican 2016 candidate Gov. Chris Christie may be put on the spot if a bill retaliating against religious freedom laws makes it through the New Jersey state legislature. The recently introduced bill would prohibit state-sponsored travel to any state that has a religious freedom law but does not have an anti-discrimination law. If enacted, the […]

Policy

LA City Council bans high capacity magazines
“Bring it on” was the challenge that Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian offered to the National Rifle Association after the city legislature unanimously voted Tuesday to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. “If the NRA wants to sue over this, bring it on,” said Krekorian. His wish just might come true. There may be a battle over gun […]
Legislators want metal detectors at theaters
Since airport security screeners are doing such a good job (read: failing over 95 percent of their undercover tests) one New York legislator wants to forcibly install metal detectors in basically every large public venue. In the wake of the Louisiana movie theater shooting, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens) started whipping up legislation that […]
St. Louis to take major vote on UberX
St. Louis, the largest city in the U.S. to ban UberX, may let the car service company operate if the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission votes to make changes to the current taxi code. The Daily Caller reported that the main contention lied with Uber’s insurance, drug policies, and safety standards, but the MTC may be willing […]
Jindal wants guns in movie theaters
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal  joined his fellow Republican presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in supporting the idea that people should be allowed to carry guns everywhere, including movie theaters. The Hill reported that Jindal made these comments in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when the host asked him if he agreed with […]
Feminist bashes liberal media over PP videos
Camille Paglia, well-known feminist author and devoted contrarian, has taken to bashing the liberal media’s “shockingly unprofessional” failure to cover the viral series of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials enthusiastically haggling over aborted baby parts. In part one of a three-part interview with Salon (to whom she loves to give periodic lengthy interviews) Paglia […]