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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."

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.

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.

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...

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.

Paper: Massive Youth Voter Reigstration Drive Paying Off

The Telegraph | Catherine Elsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Analysts are predicting so-called "millennials" - voters aged between 18 to 29 - could turn out in record numbers on November 4th following the surge ...

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.

Could This Year Be The Start Of A Democratic Era?

American Prospect | Thomas F. Schaller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a decade, Democrats have heard promises that a durable electoral majority was just around the corner. It's easy to construct such a majority on pa...

Voter Registration In Michigan College Towns Extremely Active

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

As I wrote in a previous article, one of the big advantages that Senator Barack Obama has going into this year's election is the tremendous amount of ...

Jews for Obama?

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

The one issue that surpasses even those that center around civil liberties is the continued existence of the state of Israel.

Battle For The West: Obama Fights For Nevada

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Barack Obama takes the stage Tuesday at the University of Nevada, Reno (AP) Today's Los Angeles Times looked at the Democratic party's surge in regi...

Obama Has Advantages in Battleground State of Michigan

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

The youth vote in Michigan may be the deciding factor for Obama in November with increased registration, participation and perception of Obama as "cool" amongst young voters.

Still Time for Schools to Help Register Seniors

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

This election year, young people have shown great interest and excitement in our political process. We should make sure we help stimulate that interest

Winning the War on Voters: Will Institutional Mismanagement Quash Turnout Gains?

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

Campaigns are focusing huge resources on turning out the youth vote, but this segment of the population always lags behind in voter percentages. Will this year be any different?

This Election Don't Trust Anyone Under 30

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

Why, for God's sake, do politicians waste so much time and energy courting the young, one of the most politically worthless segments of the entire electorate?

Thanks But No Thanks Russ Smith; I'll Stick With The Audacity Of Hope

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

Russ Smith recently penned an OpEd entitled "The Audacity of Defeat" (h/t Ben Smith) that provided a glimpse into what an Obama defeat might mean for ...

Obama Would Lose Without Them (Response to HuffPo Readers)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Sen. Barack Obama needs young voters to keep turning out at unusually high rates in order to win in November. While his campaign adeptly mobilized th...

Young Obama Supporters Make an Old Paradigm New

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Invesco Field's young staffers illustrate a new political reality: my generation's form of activism is to work within the political process for a candidate who inspires us.

Clinton Showdown: After Hardball, What I Still Have to Say

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

During the taping of the show, I tried to show empathy. I thought about some of the Clinton supporters I've met. I know that, like me, they've been waiting their whole lives for this kind of change.

"Rock The Vote" Inspires No One To Change Their Facebook Status Or Voting Habits

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Vargas-Cooper

Rock The Vote has the formula all wrong for today. It's not actual pop stars that motivate youth to vote, it's the popstar qualities of a candidate.

Cell Phones and Young Voter Registration

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heather Smith

Earlier than most voter registration organizations, Rock the Vote realized that the best way to reach young people was by cell -- the Millennial Generation aren't tied to landlines.

The Media-Created Myth That Veterans Love McCain

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

The media hasn't bothered assessing the exit polling from the primaries that they paid for to determine whether McCain was actually excelling with this group.

McCain's Problem with White Voters

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It is McCain who needs to score exceptionally well among white voters, better in fact than any other Republican presidential candidate in the past 20 years, including George H. W. Bush.

Young Voters, Identity Politics

Ben Terris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Terris

"McCain understands people like him better than he does people like us, so his tax plans will help the rich, not the people who need it the most. I want to vote for someone who will look out for me."

Obama's Millennials -- 83 Million Strong

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although not of that generation himself, Obama fits the millennials' needs and aspirations -- his very life is a testimony to their worldview.