Thirty Under Thirty

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The Red Alert Politics fourth annual “30 Under 30” list highlights young, right-of-center people who are making a difference on their campuses and in their communities. The people on this list were selected for their passion, their dedication to conservative principles even in the face of opposition, and for their influence across the country.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process. We chose to exclude staff members at our sister publications (The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner) from consideration. We also opted not to include previous winners in this year’s list in order to give other young leaders the opportunity to shine.

To help feature this year’s honorees, names will be unveiled 10 at a time, chosen randomly, on a rolling basis. The announcements will be made July 10, July 17, and July 24.

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Polititainment

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 […]
Oliver blasts mandatory minimums
John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]

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2016

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 […]
Sanders favors less immigration
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently sat down with Ezra Klein of the progressive website Vox and discussed his various positions. While most of his answers read like they came straight from the Communist Manifesto, Sanders shocked Klein by revealing he is a restrictionist on immigration. Klein asked Sanders if they could solve international poverty […]
Woman who exposed Bill's affair bashes Hillary
  The woman who exposed Bill Clinton’s affair while in office is now speaking out after years of silence, saying that “Hillary must never become president” and revealing unsavory accounts of the then-first lady’s unscrupulous quest for power. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail Online, Linda Tripp, now 65, is sharing insight on […]
Christie: 'Enjoy' legal pot now, before I win
Other anti-pot-legalization candidates might waffle about their unpopular position—but not Chris Christie! “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie told a New Hampshire town hall on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.” Christie has never been one to mince words on this subject. Earlier this […]

Policy

The dirty politics of the beer industry
An industry report makes the argument that beer is a strong component of the American economy, but it unintentionally highlights the hunt for subsidies and special favors from state and federal governments. According to the report, “Beer Serves America,” commissioned by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association, the beer industry generates $253 billion […]
Senate Dems are reaching out to gun dealers
Having failed repeatedly to expand gun control in Congress, including background checks, Senate Democrats are hoping to appeal directly to gun retailers. Senate Democrats are looking to gun retailers, including Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops, in hopes of convincing them of tightening their policies. They are asking the stores not to sell to people who have […]
Status of LGBT rights goes beyond marriage
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling settled the issue of gay marriage, but broader LGBT rights issues remain unclear and contradictory. The legal framework for LGBT rights will merge from a complicated nexus of non-discrimination, freedom of conscience, and freedom of speech. No federal law prevents workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Some states have laws […]
Poll: Americans want to get rid of gun-free zones
The Washington Post is shocked that Americans believe gun ownership will protect them from becoming victims. Amber Philips from WaPo wrote an article Monday where she revealed her surprise that a majority of Americans not only support gun rights, but also support Rick Perry’s position that more people carrying guns could prevent a mass shooting like […]
Illegal immigrants being released
A ruling by Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee that mandated illegal immigrant children and their mothers be released early because of intolerable conditions in detention centers has had huge ramifications. Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following Gee’s decision on Friday, the Huffington Post […]