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President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

Breaking: Young Leaders Stage Sit-In at Copenhagen Climate Talks

Richard Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Graves

Young people are staging a sit-in inside the Bella Center at the Copenhagen climate talks. While some of them were dragged away by security, Sen. Kerry came by and shook each of their hands and thanked them for their dedication.

Don't Forget the Youth: College Democrats of America Fighting to Represent Students Across America

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

Millions of young voters showed up at the polls to vote for President Obama. These activists are still working hard, fighting for candidates and constitutional initiatives on the ballot this November.

Youth Seek Voice In Health Care Debate

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Young voters were instrumental in helping elect President Obama but since then they've felt largely ignored by the political process. Now a number of ...

For Young Americans, Health Care Reform Is Our Fight

Erica Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Williams

For my generation, health care reform is more than a personal story or experience: it is a moral and humanitarian mandate.

How To Nourish The Spirit Of Youth In You

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Night Ac...

Younger Military Families Closing Ranks Around Obama

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Everyone I talk to wants change but on base you can't say certain things. At a bar or a party, everyone tells me they're voting for Obama... My military friends are tired of being lied to."

Change (And Action) They Still Believe In

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

Seven months after Obama's election, more than 80% of Democrats and a majority of independent voters agree that their votes for change translated into tangible action.

It's Not Enough

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

Both President Obama and the Republican Party (and even failing sectors like the auto industry), could learn a thing or two from my generation.

Lebanon Youth Launch Newspaper Challenging Politics and Media (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In Lebanon, where divisions dominate both the political and media spectrum, a new and independent youth newspaper, is shaking up the status-quo. Sawt...

The GOP's Challenge to Win Back Young Voters

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

The idea that the GOP can get all of their members to sign up for Twitter, flip its position on gay marriage and suddenly have young voters rushing to join the party misses the point.

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

Liberty University Democrats: Why They Were Silenced, And What It Means

Kevin Roose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Roose

What Liberty's administration needs isn't just a lesson in tolerance - it's a long, honest look in the mirror.

Young and Running for Office: A Story from East L.A.

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Embodying the millennial spirit of pragmatic idealism, Pleitez is running a campaign predicated on listening and engaging people at the grassroots level.

A Time to Serve

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

In these troubled economic times, with a record government deficit, those engaging in service are more needed than ever. Service can fill the holes that government simply cannot.

A Hip-Hop Response To Chris Brown & Rihanna

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bakari Kitwana

Now is not the time for young people inspired during the election cycle to fall into complacency. Instead, their energy should be channeled into the fight to end domestic violence.

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Part One)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

Part One: A Growing Movement Comes of Age By Jesse Jenkins, reporting for the Energy Collective and WattHead - Energy News and Commentary This is th...

The State of the Nation, Facebook, and How Technology Has Made Politics Fun

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Heffner

One of our lead political correspondents at Scoop44, Liz Cermak, wrote up a terrific review of the recent CNN/Facebook collaboration during President Obama's quasi-State of the Union.

Liberal Parents, Liberal Children

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

When it comes to politics, today's college freshmen resemble their baby boomer parents of 40 years ago in all ways except two. One way makes perfect sense; the other is a puzzle.

Want Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Tell Them to Eat Their Barack-O-lli and It Just Might Work!

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Console yourself that you're amongst the millions of other parents who can't get their kids to eat vegetables. I haven't heard of one case of scurvy reported lately, have you?

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

This Is a Call

Daniel Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kohn

This is a call to you, Generation Obama. We must show the equal enthusiasm to our communities as we did in getting out the vote.

Why the Youth Vote Is the Big Story -- For 2008 and for Decades to Come

Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber

We'd like to state the case for the youth vote as being crucial in understanding the Obama victory and what it means for the future. The youth vote deserves a lot of respect in its shaping of the electoral map.

My View of The Atlantic's "The End of White America?"

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

Part of what I always suspect comes out of articles like this, is the affirmation from some that a browner America should also mean minorities can finally stop complaining about inequalities.

Facebook and You Tube Helped Obama and Can Help Clean Energy, Too

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The clean energy industry may lack the donations that flooded into the presidential campaign, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of the online social networking systems utilized.