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Young Voters

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.

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

Sam Dale | Posted 02.03.2016 | 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 02.01.2016 | 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 01.19.2016 | 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 01.15.2016 | 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).

Mic Beefs Up Staff Ahead Of 2016 Election

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Media

Mic is adding more senior talent to its fast-growing digital newsroom, as it ramps up coverage ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. The millennia...

2016's "Missing Voters" Can Be Found With Automatic Voter Registration

Liz Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

Overall, these "missing voters" amount to half, and in some cases more than half, of the total votes cast for president in these states. This should ring huge alarm bells for those who care about our society's health and future. Fortunately, there is a solution.

Rock The Vote Still Hip, Still Needed After 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early in the morning of June 11, 1990, Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell and Christopher "Fresh Kid-Ice" Wong Won, members of the provoc...

A Present From Our 18-Year-Old Selves

Sam Novey | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Novey

The other night, Democratic candidates for president spent a bunch of time debating whether public college should be free for some people or free for all people. It was pretty remarkable.

Youth Apathy: The Problem Is in the Question, Not the Answer

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

There is an overwhelming assumption that kids don't care about politics. Yet, at the end of the day most people don't even give us a chance. They should just ask us a simple question: what do you believe in?

Why American Youth Need Bernie Sanders

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.25.2016 | College
Dieter Holger

Democratic socialism isn't Communism. There's no reason to be scared of a government that provides rights we all deserve. Democratic socialism works, and if elected president Sanders can make it work here in the United States.

The Party of Tomorrow

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

Your generation expects and deserves solutions, not more government directed by out of touch politicians. It's time for a new set of ideas. Only a candidate who is a socially tolerant, fiscally responsible and principled leader can reinvigorate the Republican brand.

On International Youth Day, Let's Listen to Youth

Ritu Sharma | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

The dark eyes of a young African man met mine the other day for a fleeting moment. Not in person. He was on the news.

To the Republican Candidates, From an 18-Year-Old Woman

Carly Steyer | Posted 08.07.2015 | Teen
Carly Steyer

The percentage of young people who vote is disappointingly low, so I'm taking my frustrations about the debate as a reminder that I really should show up to vote for the candidates whose ideologies I do support.

Candidates Connecting With Supporters, 10 Seconds At A Time

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – At campaign events across the country, the popular messaging start-up Snapchat is gaining traction, featuring real-time video c...

Bring Rhode Island's Election Law into the 21st Century

Sam Gilman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Sam Gilman

What's more common sense than making voting more accessible while reducing opportunity for fraud, all while reducing taxpayer costs?

Sen. Warren Receives 240,000 Signatures Asking to Cancel All to Student Debt

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Senate's foremost advocate for lowering student debt and lowering the cost of college, received a petition signed by over 240,000 people. The petition called on Congress and the president to cancel all student debt.

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

Ohio Legislature Advances Controversial Bill That Could Deter Students From Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Ohio's Republican-controlled Senate passed a transportation budget Wednesday containing a controversial provision that critics say could dissuade coll...

Politicians Are Always Giving College Students the Shaft: Why Shouldn't They?

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

As a politically active student, I am incredibly frustrated by the lack of political engagement demonstrated by my peers. When asked how they feel about the government, I find young people are very quick to blame politicians for many of their problems.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Millennials Really Don't Think Everybody Should Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young Americans aren't just less likely to vote than their older compatriots. They're also less likely to believe that everyone should c...

To Young Liberals in Red States: Stay

Madison Lawson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Madison Lawson

It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.