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Could a Shift in U.S. Public Opinion Erode Israel Support in Washington?

Bill Schneider | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

On the surface, not much appears to be changing. The percentage of Americans who say they sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians -- 51 percent in a Pew poll last month -- has held fairly steady since the last Gaza fighting broke out in 2006. nder the surface, however, partisans have been moving apart.

Canadian Politics Aren't Boring Anymore

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Daniel Etcovitch

With the rise of Rob Ford, new political drama and an election on the horizon, this is the time for the young adult demographic to get informed with political action.

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Millennials Are More Likely To Be Democratic, Single And Churchless

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.07.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they're more likely than not to lean to th...

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

How Florida's Top Elections Official Just Made It Harder For College Students To Vote

ThinkProgress | Posted 02.08.2014 | College

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) endured heavy criticism for his administration’s efforts to limit voting in the 2012 election. His administration’s l...

Matt Sledge

How Marijuana May Influence The 2016 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama made waves on Sunday when he admitted what for millions of Americans counts as the obvious: That marijuana is no more dangerous...

I'm A Millennial, And I'm Disappointed In Obama

Posted 01.25.2014 | College

This article originally appeared on Bustle. By Krystie Lee Yandoli I turned 18 just months before the 2008 presidential election, making me elig...

This Is When Millennials Will Take Over Congress

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

When the millennial generation assumes power in American politics, they will bring with them a very different set of priorities than the current statu...

What Clinton, Christie, Biden, Cruz & Co. Can Learn From 2013

Heather Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Smith

Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow

Neil Ghosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Neil Ghosh

So even in an "off" election year not dominated by direct referenda on major issues, there are opportunities to help build momentum on themes that ultimately do affect the outcome of those larger questions.

Groups Struggle To Engage Young Voters In Colorado

The Boulder Daily Camera | SARAH KUTA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Young people turned out in force for the 2012 election, making up 19 percent of voters and helping re-elect President Barack Obama. But getting colle...

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.

When College Students Lose The Right To Vote

Generation Progress | Grace Tatter | Posted 08.27.2013 | College

Last week, NBC news anchor Rachel Maddow aired a live broadcast from Elizabeth City, N.C., about the increasing limitations on voting rights by the st...

Dave Jamieson

Colin Powell Gives GOP Stern Warning On Voter ID Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Republicans on Sunday that the strict voter identification laws they're pursuing around th...

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

Climate Change Becoming a Defining Issue for Young Voters Nationwide

Gene Karpinski | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

As we continue to make climate change an issue in races up and down the ballot, it's becoming politically toxic to turn your back on basic science and dispute the findings of 97 percent of scientists on climate change.

Why the Democrats' Optimism Attracts Young Voters

Jordan Cozby | Posted 09.25.2013 | Teen
Jordan Cozby

While the Republicans ran on the idea that we needed to "Restore America" in 2012, it's clear the American people disagreed. Call me naïve, but I believe our better days are ahead of us.

We the Young People of Zimbabwe

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

We the people of Zimbabwe, "United in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality... Determined to overcome all challenges an...

Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

Lucia Graves

Workers Who Helped Obama Win Urge Him To Reject Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Almost 150 former staffers from President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign on Thursday called on the president to reject a constr...

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.

Celebrating the NVRA: 20 Years of Increasing Access to the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.

City Lowers Voting Age To 16!

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. ...

Did The Youth Vote Actually Increase in 2012?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

I'd argue it's also not nearly as important as what Republicans plan to do to win over more of those young people who do show up.