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What Republicans Can Learn From Nike

Bill Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

American politics is in the beginning stages of an historic realignment that will transform both major parties. The Republican Party can reinvigorate its brand by following the example of Nike.

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

John Celock

GOP Leader: Low Minority Turnout Helps Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The top Republican in the Nevada Assembly said during a radio talk show Tuesday that low turnout from minority and young voters could contribute to a ...

Sarah Silverman Has Message For Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

OurTime.org, a nonprofit that encourages young people to register to vote, has teamed up with actress Sarah Silverman to celebrate National Voter Regi...

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Millennials Are Key to Making America Stronger

Neera Tanden | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Neera Tanden

Our country's future demands that we embrace our next generation of leaders -- the often-underestimated Millennials -- who are the largest, most diverse, and most progressive generation the country has ever seen.

Ms. Davis Goes to Austin

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.

Unbridled Voting

Adam Bailey | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Adam Bailey

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, felt like the biggest date in my life. I had my outfit perfectly planned and my schedule cleared. The activities started before seven that morning and lasted into the night.

A Step Forward for the GOP With Young People

Karin Agness | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Karin Agness

From a Republican perspective, there seems to be a disconnect between the impact of Democratic policies on the lives of young people and which political party young people favor. Looking forward, the question is can Republicans make that connection? If so, how?

Republicans' Big Problem Gets Worse

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

The modernity gap that haunted the Republican Party on Election Day 2012 has since worsened. ...

The GOP's Marriage Problem: They Still Don't Get It

James Peron | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
James Peron

Republicans have a gay marriage problem. Even their own focus groups with young voters prove it. God's Own Party is chasing young people into the arms of Republicans faster than Mormons can breed them.

Why Young Voters May Still Flock To Tea Party

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats are competing to claim the next generation of voters, a tricky pursuit for the GOP while young people may be turned off by t...

Another Year, More Voices for Young Americans: An Interview with Lance Bangs

Brian Formo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Lance Bangs spent his youth making music videos for bands such as Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Belle & Sebastian and The Shins, and, among other camera jobs, lensing episodes of Jackass.

Young People Are Voting. Why Do Politicians Want to Stop Them?

Joy Lawson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Joy Lawson

Rising civic participation among young voters should be greeted with the same bipartisan joy with which the 26th Amendment passed. But instead, it's been met with the opposite: a barrage of state-level laws meant to make it harder for young people to vote.

The Meme-ification of Civic Engagement

Rachel Tardiff | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Rachel Tardiff

I'm convinced that the outpouring of political activity on social networks -- especially around hot-button social issues like marriage equality -- is a frustrated attempt to engage by a generation of people unsure of how else to make change.

Bring Voting Rights Law Into the 21st Century

Kat Kane | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Kat Kane

If skepticism from the Supreme Court's conservative wing is any indication, a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could be struck down this year. This should alarm anyone who views voting as a fundamental right and not a "racial entitlement."

Magic Juice: How Millennials Are Rebooting Democracy

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

As the first generation to come of age with new technologies at our fingertips, we express ourselves differently. Now is the time for us to reestablish new tenets of political expression and think outside the proverbial box.

Liberalism and My Generation

Mitchell Alexander | Posted 04.19.2013 | Teen
Mitchell Alexander

I truly believe that this generation is different. We have an aura of tolerance and hope, and America will come closer than it ever has before to total equality in our lifetime.

Strengthening the State of Our Union

Tori Taylor | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

We already know young Americans were a decisive voting bloc in the 2012 election cycle; it wasn't a fluke. But showing up at the voting booth isn't enough. It's time to get involved and serve our country and the next generation by helping the president move this country forward.

A Generation's Time to Lead

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

We've responded to all these events by becoming a generation of pragmatic idealists who believe that we have both the opportunity and the obligation to leave the world in better shape than we found it. So why is there so little Millennial representation in Congress?

How Youth Can Change Washington: How Do Young People Choose a Career?

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, the panel answers an audience question from an 1...

How Youth Can Change Washington: Getting Young People Excited and Active

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, The Nation's Ari Melber asks the panel--HuffPost...

The New Roe

Kierra Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then. The question isn't what does Roe mean at 40. The question is who is the new Roe?

Abby Huntsman: On Getting and Keeping Young People Engaged in Politics

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman recently spoke with us about getting young people more involved in politics. On the lesson from the 2012 election, Hu...