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Young Voters

Why Jon Stewart On The Late Show Matters

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Ariel Gros-Werter

As a very intelligent public personality, Jon Stewart recognized that he was uniquely positioned to make a poignant statement with a wide ripple effect that could have an exponential impact on this election.

ReThink Review - The Purge: Election Year - Murder For 'Murica

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

No one is more surprised than I am that I've become such a big fan of The Purge films, which take place in a not-too-distant future where the governme...

The Young And The Brexited

Jane Darby Menton | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Jane Darby Menton

If I hadn’t been following the news, I would have thought that the entire city of Oxford, UK had collectively come down with the flu on the morning ...

An Open Letter To Millennials

Rep. Tim Ryan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Rep. Tim Ryan

I share this with you because I want you to know, if this is your first campaign, regardless of what side you were on, it is just the beginning.

Brexit: Frustrated Young Britons Should Vote Again, This Time With Their Feet

Felix Marquardt | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Felix Marquardt

It used to be the case that moving around for jobs was reserved to European elites. No longer. I recently came across a young Frenchman from the Banlieue on the Eurostar who could not get a job in Paris and now drives public transport buses in London instead.

Voting Our Conscience Isn't Naive; It's Courageous.

Summer Engman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Summer Engman

Photo: Michael Vadon I'm going to vote for a candidate who represents my values this election year and I'm not going to compromise on that.  I don...

USAGov's Guide to the Party Conventions | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

Presidential primaries will be wrapping up in the next couple months. And looking ahead to the summer, the political party conventions will be where candidates are officially nominated. Conventions can be exciting to watch if you know what's going on.

Why I Am for Bernie Sanders

Jack Healey | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Jack Healey

Two opposing movements are being played out in American politics this election year. One movement, Trumps, is led by older folks. The Bernie Sanders movement is being led by young people. I go with the young people every time. I am for Bernie.

The Great Divide in the Democratic Primary

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The generational divide in the Democratic primary is phenomenal. If it weren't for voters over 49, and their higher participation rates, Hillary Clinton wouldn't have much of a chance.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump’s Chances Look Good In New York And Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Polls show Donald Trump ahead in critical upcoming primary states, but his path to the nomination remains complicated. And Bernie Sanders is catching ...

The Waning Influence of American Political Parties

The Conversation US | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Does the fact that young people ignore or dislike parties tell us something about youth and their culture, or is this more about the parties and how they have changed?

Don't Give Up on Bernie Sanders Yet

Taylor Gipple | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Don't think for a second that there isn't still a warm, glowing light at the end of a dark tunnel that is the election process. And that light is shining brighter than ever for Bernie Sanders.

America Already Agrees on Who Should Be President

Zach Foster | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Zach Foster

From our experience as brand positioning gurus we know that people select and are loyal to brands they believe embody personality traits that align with their own. We wondered if this would hold true with this election's political candidates as well.

My Friends and I Went to a Ted Cruz Rally-- Here's What Happened

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I believe that there are a lot of things we do in life not because they will be fun, but just because we want to say we did them. For me, one of those...

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

Help Wanted: Young Americans

Dave Spencer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Dave Spencer

As a practical Republican (an increasingly endangered species), I want to speak directly to college students across America, particularly those of you who identify yourselves as Republicans. When I became eligible to vote in 1979, national politics was a much different animal.

Bernie is the Future

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

As many have pointed out, it is interesting indeed that the "oldest" candidate is having the most success activating the youngest voters. This is as it should be. For too long, the generations in this country have existed in separate cultural silos.

How Can Universities Encourage Young People to Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Research shows that campaigns that directly contact young people boost youth turnout. Knocking on young people's doors to talk about an election increases their turnout by about 25 percent.

"Hey Granny, Would You Vote For Bernie?"

Chuck Collins | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Chuck Collins

The inequalities engulfing the United States are cutting generationally, with people under 35 feeling the full brunt. Your parents and grandparents may not fully understand what it feels like to be you at this time. So tell them. And ask them personally to vote for your future.

Young Turkeys Do Vote For Thanksgiving

Roger D Barris | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Roger D Barris

With this litany of destruction, one really has to wonder why, around the world, the young flock to left-wing banners. Turkeys usually have the intelligence not to vote for Thanksgiving.

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

Why Millennials Should Reconsider Hillary Clinton

Isaac Fornarola | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Isaac Fornarola

Many people criticize Clinton supporters for not being progressive enough, but the reality is that Sanders is not quite revolutionary enough, or at least not the kind of revolutionary I would want for a democracy, or for my country.

Afterthoughts From Iowa, and some Forethoughts

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Have you noticed that the Democrats don't have anyone running for president now who is the 25-54 demographic so popular with TV advertising executives...

A Former College President Explained Bernie Voters to Me

Jimmy LaSalvia | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Jimmy LaSalvia

Those college students and young people are frustrated and anxious about their futures and they're looking for a way to dream big dreams in an uncertain economic climate. I get that. But even these young people accept reality when they have to.