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

Super Bowl 50 ad: 'Bud Light Party'
Things got a little political, well sort of, from Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen for Super Bowl 50. In light of the divide from Americans when it comes to politics, the two comedians declared they were forming their own political party, the “Bud Light Party.” The ad also featured actors Michael Peña, asking a crowded […]
Jesse Watters talks with Sanders fans
In the spirit of Bernie Sanders having “captured the imagination of some younger Americans,” Bill O’Reilly sent out Jesse Watters to talk to some of those younger Americans, at the University of Oregon, “to explore the Sanders phenomenon.” As is usually the case with Watters World segments for The O’Reilly Factor, the responses are both cringe worthy and hilarious. […]
'Lenny Letter' dismisses GOP women
While I consistently find myself stuck in an inner battle of liking HBO’s Girls and disliking its lead actress and writer, Lena Dunham, I nonetheless signed up for her “feminist newsletter,” Lenny Letter. I don’t disagree with Dunham on every single political issue, but I do on most and find her comments about the Republican […]
Matt Damon praises Gen-Y over Gen-X
Young fans of hearthrob Matt Damon may have even more of a reason to like him now. As GQ mentioned about the talk they had with the actor, he’s got “an unpopular opinion” in that “Damon Prefers Millennials to Generation X,” his own generation. Damon believes “this generation seems so much more dialed-in than mine,” […]
No safe space: Lena Dunham quits Twitter
On Tuesday afternoon, Lena Dunham discussed her decision to (once again) quit Twitter. God only knows how long the Internet will be free from her pro-Hillary Clinton, pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion, and anti-Republican tirades. But, this time, she may actually be off for good. That’s because, as Breitbart reported, such a discussion occurred Tuesday at a […]

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2016

America has socialism: the old feast on the young
Youth in revolt might look toward Bernie Sanders and a socialist hope, but the anger should be directed at older Americans, not capitalism. Students have been enraged by bad cafeteria food, free speech that ignores their calls for sensitivity and trigger warnings, and a lack of funding for their favored projects. Intergenerational wealth transfers, however, […]
Why won't candidates take on 'free' college?
Presidential candidates have given attention to questions of college affordability, and students have started to scrutinize their plans and responses. Students at the University of Texas at Austin got an outline from The Daily Texan. So far, millennials have flocked to Bernie Sanders among Democrats and Donald Trump and Ben Carson among Republicans. In the […]
Anti-Trump rally brings out almost no protestors
The anti-Donald Trump protests aren’t what they use to be. At a rally in Plymouth State University on Sunday fewer than a dozen anti-Trump protestors showed up to shame the billionaire and his supporters. According to Think Progress, hundreds of Trump voters lined up for hours in the cold weather to see the Republican frontrunner […]
OK Prof: Sanders voters a 'symptom of our failure'
One professor understands the rise of Bernie Sanders in 2016 as illustrative of a broken education system. “The enthusiasm of our youth for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is a symptom of our failure to educate them, not only in history, government and economics, but also basic morality,” University of Oklahoma Professor David Deming wrote […]
Trump slams RNC: Debate audience was rigged
The Republican debate held Saturday at Plymouth State University was suppose to be a chance for the GOP to reach out to college students but according to Donald Trump, none of that happened. According to the Boston Herald, the Republican frontrunner accused the Republican National Committee of stuffing the room with donors instead of millennials. […]

Policy

Thanks Autocorrect: Now millennials can't spell
A texting app turned off its spellchecker, and people became very lax with their spelling accuracy. When Blend, a group texting app, paused autocorrect for 72 hours, about one-third of all words were misspelled, according to News 1130. Blend has a heavily young user base, and “weird,” “definitely,” and Budweiser were victimized. Double-letter words, misspellings […]
Even Millennials see themselves as narcissistic
Millennials are much more self-aware than is generally assumed by their crotchety grandparents. They view themselves as more narcissistic than previous generations, but not as narcissistic than older generations think, according to Live Science. A new study fleshed out how millennials view themselves; unsurprisingly, “millennials do not appreciate being called narcissistic and entitled,” Joshua Grubbs, […]
Critics could kill college's shooting club
It is said all the time that gun control advocates don’t actually seem to understands guns, and thus the issue they’re fighting. Well, we have another example. Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, offers a Shooting Spots Club. And, as the Des Moines Register writes, “Critics take aim at Simpson College shooting club.” The club is supervised by a […]
Study: Min. wage hurts young workers
When a state increases the minimum wage, younger workers stand to absorb the negative consequences. When minimum wages increased between 2006 and 2012, workers between ages 16 and 30 with less than a high-school education had their employment rate reduced by 5.6 percent, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper. The negative […]
Sanders' tax plan kills 6 mil jobs
When it comes to their choice in Democratic candidates, many millennials are going for Bernie Sanders. And it’s not hard to see why in some ways. He’s not only more likable and relatable than Hillary, but he cares about issues like climate change. Another one of Bernie Sanders’ issues though is wealth distribution. While that […]