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Young Voters

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 02.12.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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 02.04.2017 | 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 02.03.2017 | 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.

Why Us Millennials Feel the Bern (aka We Need Hope)

Sam Dale | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Sam Dale

ernie Sanders is offering something new and different: real change. He's proffering up action on climate change, less war, a justice system overhaul, universal healthcare, and a chance for genuine economic opportunity.

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

if Sanders actually does win Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of Silver's state forecasts will change, which could result in his new model making Hillary Clinton the underdog.

Political Pundits Don't Represent People's Opinions

Taylor Gipple | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

After watching any debate, there's a brief minute where you conclude about who 'won' the debate or who performed the best. Then a few seconds later, political pundits tell you who they think won. Their opinions then turn into 'what most people thought' when you're talking about the debate with others.

Hillary Clinton Gets Little Support On Yik Yak During Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2016 | College

In the last debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls before the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, former Secretary of State Hillary Cl...

Bernie Sanders Is Taking on Goliath And Starting to Win

Taylor Gipple | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Bernie Sanders isn't just trying to rock the boat. He's trying to flip the boat, expose all of the leaks and rotting wood, while professing we need a boat that works for the American middle class (all while floating next to a yacht with people hoping he'll sink).