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Youth Vote

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.

The Home Stretch: On the Ground with Campus Politico

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Ben Adler, a staff writer for Politico talks about the youth vote, the large enthusiasm gap between young Democrats and young Republicans, and answers the question, has the youth vote really gone up?

The MySpace Election... and Beyond

Chris DeWolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris DeWolfe

A campaign no longer has the luxury of thinking of the Internet as an afterthought, but rather it must be a major part of the strategy of every campaign from president down to student body president.

The Case for the College Voters

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

It seems young voters will turn out in record numbers this year, yet there are those who, after all these years, are still trying to pull the reins from us when it comes to our franchise.

A Few Tips for Young Voters on Not Ruining Next Tuesday for Everyone

Kirker Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kirker Butler

Believe it or not, you guys are the most important voting block in America. You have the power to change the direction of our country and the world. Don't blow it!

Generation We

Eric Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg

2008-10-28-generationwe.jpg We are witnessing a changing of the guard, a new political epoch, a youth movement, and a call to restore the American dream.

Obama's Ace in the Hole

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Young people, who overwhelmingly oppose both the Iraq war and the policies of President George W. Bush, have done more than just vote. They've jumped into politics -- their style of politics.

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."

Students Turned Away from Polls in Wilmington, NC

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

WILMINGTON, N.C. --- Students here are reporting being turned away at the polls. The problems mostly seem to concern the fact that on campus student...

This Election Doesn't Leave Our Children Behind

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

Many children have been learning about and engaged with this election. This is sure to have an affect on our children's sense of civic responsibility to vote and care about our democracy as they grow up.

For Today's Youth, Race Is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Instead of entertaining mindless arguments about the racial implications of the election, young people want to know what the candidates can do for the people to better our nation.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Why Obama's Inevitable Presidential Win Proves That the Millenials' Time Has Come

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Why Senator Obama Can Thank My 22 Year Old Friends And Me For Helping Him Win The Election and Why His Inevitable Presidential Win Proves That The Mil...

Forget Generation Y. We're Looking at Generation Engaged

Devin Talbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devin Talbott

This current generation of youth has been called many things -- narcissistic, apathetic, addicted to technology and perpetually immature. Yet one thing can't be denied: they are a generation engaged.

These Kids Can't Vote, But You Can!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Young people, take it from Romilly and Gideon... get out there November 4th and make history. It's time to change America.

"Hey, Mr. Pollster Man! Are These Numbers for Real?"

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Does anybody really believe polling data anymore? They should, when the results are understood in the right context, says the master of polling, John Zogby, who joins Wilshire & Washington today.

High School Students Paying Close Attention (Video)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Haile-Mariam

Although I wasn't that much older than most of the students in the room, I found myself amazed by their liveliness and curiosity. Their questions were pointed and drenched with concern. They earnestly welcomed the opportunity to put us on the spot.

Professors, Youth Voters, and Election Day

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

Fifteen of my sixteen students are planning on voting. In the five previous presidential elections, that number has only once (in 2004) gone higher than 50%.

Getting Out the Vote

Russell Simmons and Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons and Rev. Lennox Yearwood

We're able to combine forces to encourage many young Americans to vote in what is probably the most important presidential election of our generation. This is our lunch-counter moment for the 21st century.

Team Obama targets teens as secret weapon

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Bellantoni

First posted at WashingtonTimes.com I've written quite a bit about the youth support Sen. Barack Obama has generated this year, and some of it from t...

Has McCain Given Up On The Youth Vote?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With less than a month before the November election, time is running out for Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain to win votes. After a recent push on c...

Respect Our Vote: College Democrats Launch Nationwide Campaign to Protect Students' Rights

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

While Senator Obama continues to build a relationship between the youth and the political process, it is up to us to voice our vote in the most important election of our lifetime.

Palin = Cruella Da Ville?

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Bernholz

A friend of mine has a 16 year old daughter, with whom she watched the Vice Presidential debate. About halfway through the teen turned to her mom and ...

Interview With Brook Lundy, Co-Founder Of Someecards.com, Voting Advocate, And Fairly Decent Kisser

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Brook Lundy is the co-founder and president of someecards.com, the wildly successful and acerbically hilarious online greeting card service.

Kakistocracy... A Word You Should Know

Rick Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Finkelstein

The American poet James Russell Lowell wrote in a letter in 1876: "Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?"