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New Study: College Students Show Little Interest in Politics This Election Year

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Susan Moeller

Results from the Political Engagement study highlighted how little time college students -- even those at school inside the Washington, DC Beltway -- spend following political news.

At 42, Paul Ryan Is Out Of Step With His Generation

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Having a young, energetic, and relatable candidate like Ryan revs up Romney's campaign, which has been uninspiring to younger conservative voters. But Ryan is an outlier for a generation of young conservatives, especially when it comes to his stance on LGBTQ social issues.

Millennials Will Stay Home and It's Our Fault

John W. McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
John W. McCarthy

There has been an awful lot of conversation this election cycle about "the youth vote." All of these questions miss the real problem at hand: what if young people just don't show up? Even worse -- what if it's our fault?

What A Young Engaged Voter Looks Like

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Maya Cueva Youth Radio spoke to John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, about what a typical young voter ...

Can Obama Win Back The Youth Vote?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Young people are not acting irrationally when they report growing cynical. They are responding to the reality of an American Dream that lies in fragments at their feet.

Will Young Voters Stay Home in November?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

The bigger question for the campaigns is not whether or not young voters will turn out but for whom they will turn out. And while young voters may be frustrated and disappointed, neither side should expect young people to stay home this November.

Why the November Elections Matter to American Youth

Shahab Moghadam | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen
Shahab Moghadam

We as a generation will face many of the greatest challenges this nation and the world have ever faced, and if we do not step up sooner rather than later, the consequences will be extremely dire.

Are Young Americans Turning Against Obama, Part II

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Post-millennials were significantly more supportive of President Obama than millennials. This is not surprising.

Young America Is Key to 2012 Election

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

To get young voters excited, Obama will have to offer more than his record. He'll need to fight for jobs that will give the young a future.

Anxious Group Worried About 2012 Choices

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By Margot Roosevelt ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29 (Reuters) - Megan Edwin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in political science. As a studen...

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas: Kaskade, Diplo, & More Are All About S(p)in City, Baby!

Becca Frucht | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Becca Frucht

Some naysayers might scoff at the idea of a dawn-to-dusk desert dance party as an ideal place to register new voters. But young people believe in these beats.

Americans Most Unlikely To Vote For Atheist, Muslim Candidate For President

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

Losing as the Grand 'Old' Party

Christian Berle | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Christian Berle

As a young Republican, it is important to me to point out that my generation is not inherently loyal to President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. To be blunt, it's time for the Grand Old Party to get a little bit grander and a lot less old.

In Government Class On Election Day

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The connection between having at least a high school education and getting out to the polls is something that civics and government teachers think about every day. How do you encourage students to see politics as relevant?

President Obama and the Youth Vote

David Boaz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

President Obama won 66 percent of the 18-29 vote in 2008. But young voters may not embrace the reality of Obama in 2012 as they did the promise in 2008.

Federal Judge Says No to Florida Voter Registration Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

A federal judge in Florida has blocked parts of a state law that put "harsh and impractical" restrictions on civic groups that help new voters registe...

WATCH: Conservative Editor: Young People Are 'Frickin Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 05.31.2012 | College

Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, thinks youth culture today is more powerful than it's ever been. He also thinks that this y...

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

The GOP's Death Wish: Why Republicans Can't Stop Pissing Off Hispanics, Women, and Young People

Robert Reich | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

What are the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest? Hispanics, women, and young people. Who are Republicans pissing off the most? Latinos, women, and young people. It's almost as if the GOP can't help itself.

New Poll Shows Young Voter Shift

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and stu...

Why I'm In: Barack Obama Is a President Who Fights for Me

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 06.24.2012 | College
Alejandra Salinas

On Election Day 2012 my generation will have its voice heard loud and clear: we want to continue the progress in education, and the one to provide that is President Barack Obama.

The Millennials' Key to the Presidential Election

Caroline Gransee | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Caroline Gransee

Vote? Stay at home? Re-elect Obama? Stand with Ron Paul? Write in Lady Gaga? All of the above options -- except one -- should be on the table. We cannot sit at home on Election Day, because this could be the year of the youth vote as both sides need our support.

Why the 2012 Election Cycle Sucks

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

We need to change the system, and in order to do that we need to be honest about how bad it's gotten. The good news? We've already shown signs that yes, we can do better.

The Vexed Generation

Jack Meserve | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jack Meserve

If progressives tell young people a stark but honest narrative of the future awaiting them, then we have a better chance of avoiding it.

Social Issues Could Turn Off Potential GOP Voters

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle FAIRFAX, Virginia--Colleen Wilson has all the makings of a foot soldier for whichever Republican becomes the nominee to op...