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.

See previous years:


Video: Trump is 'your drunk neighbor'
A new video compares Donald Trump to a drunk neighbor–playing excerpts from Trump’s campaign speeches verbatim. “Your Drunk Neighbor: Donald Trump” shows an actor dressed in American flag paraphernalia playing “that neighbor you have with too many dogs and a drinking problem,” as he talks with Trump soundbites overlaid on the video. Watch the video […]
John McCain booed on the Late Show
Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), who was also the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, spoke quite candidly during his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The crowd loved his back and forth with Colbert about how he slept like a baby when he lost. This involved waking up every two hours to cry, McCain joked. McCain […]
J-Law vs. Trump: "end of the world"
Actress Jennifer Lawrence feels like every day Donald Trump leads the polls is another sign that the end of the world is drawing near. “If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world,” Lawrence said to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. The billionaire has been leading the polls for four months now, […]
Kim K: Kanye 'serious' about 2020 run
Kim Kardashian appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday and said that her husband Kanye West is “serious” about running for president in 2020. DeGeneres asked if Kardashian was aware of her husband’s presidential announcement before the Aug. 30 Video Music Awards. “That was news to me,” she said while laughing. She added that he had never even […]
Kanye West calls Ben Carson 'brilliant'
Kanye West is still serious about running for president in 2020. And he’s dropped the name of someone running right now he thinks quite highly of. The Republican Kanye West has been trying to “get on the phone with,” is Ben Carson. From an interview with Vanity Fair: I want everyone to win. When I run for […]


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Democrat ad blasts Marco Rubio: 'Who owns you?'
He may not be a household name, but the Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig–who’s running for president as a Democrat–just launched his first attack ad on a member of another party. The ad berates Sen. Marco Rubio and the billionaires who fund his campaign and supporting PACs. Lessig is a single-issue candidate who has raised over […]
Christie calls the Yankees an 'evil empire' in NH
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to win over some support from New Hampshire primary voters by joining them in one of their favorite hobbies — bashing the Yankees. Heather Haddon of the Wall Street Journal tweeted on Wednesday that Christie received loud applause after calling the New York Yankees “the evil empire” to the […]
Study: Trump supporters have the worst grammar
Trump supporters may be spirited — but they also have the worst grammar. The grammar checking website released a study this week judging the writing ability of the various presidential candidates’ supporters. The study ranked the 19 candidates based on how many grammar mistakes their supporters made in Facebook comments. Trump is in last place, with his supporters […]
Koch brothers may donate $1 billion to Rubio
Money is considered speech and the Koch brothers have a whole lot to say about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). According to the NY Daily News, the famous billionaire brothers are eyeing Rubio for nearly a $1 billion donation to fund outside groups in support of his campaign. The brother’s had been plotting the donation for […]
Rand: "Why are we still at war in Afghanistan?"
In an interview with CNN, Senator Rand Paul questioned why the United States has a continued presence in Afghanistan. Wolf Blitzer asked for his thoughts on the American bombing of a Doctors Without Border hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed 22 people, and Paul thought it raised concerns over American military action overseas. “I think […]


Obama: Millennials should join unions
The White House is trying to bolster dwindling labor union enrollment numbers by getting millennials to join. Union membership is currently at its lowest point since the 1930s, President Obama said at an event on Wednesday called the “White House Summit on Worker Voice.” Obama claimed as union membership has fallen, inequality has risen. “I believe that […]
Waste: HUD spends $104 million on wealthy families
Texas has a problem with giving rent subsidies to wealthy families. A recent audit of the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 1,056 families in Texas lived in subsidized housing, but exceeded the income limit to qualify for them, according to The Texas Tribune. The problem doesn’t stop with Texas, however — it’s […]
Casinos turn to video games to attract millennials
The next industry trying to appeal to millennials wants them to gamble their money away. To attract millennials into casinos, gambling companies are looking toward making their machines more like the video games they grew up playing, according to GGRAsia, a news source for gambling centering around Asia. A more social gambling appearance would be […]
Have bad credit? You're not the only one
If you’re a millennial with bad credit, you’re not the only one. The Fiscal Times reported that millennials have an average credit score of 625 out of 850. The national average credit score is 667. Millennials also owe an average of $52,000, yet only make on average an annual amount of $34,430. The Fiscal Times pulled findings from sites such […]
For new Gen-Y jobs, lift ban on crude oil exports
Since the Great Recession, millennials have struggled to find jobs after college. When we do, we’re often underemployed, or barely able to make payments on our massive student debt–a combined whopping $1.3 trillion nationwide, growing by $3,055.19 per second. We make up forty percent of those unemployed. Forty-four percent of college educated Millennials are underemployed—working in non-career, […]