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Youth Vote

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.

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?

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.

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.

A Fly in the Anointment: Bobby Jindal as the Republican Obama

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

It's true! Jindal is young, brown, and the child of immigrants. Since we, too, are young, brown, and the children of immigrants, I guess that means we're voting for Jindal in 2012!

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?

Defending Liberty: How to Shift the Center

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

While Obama has supported many LGBT rights in the past and favors secular civil unions as a solution to the inequality currently imposed, he has stopped short of calling for full marriage equality.

We May Be Screwed, but I'm Still Thankful

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

"May you live in interesting times" is supposed to be a curse, but I think it sounds sexy and dangerous. This year certainly has been both -- I'm thankful I've gotten a front row seat.

It's Official: Millennials Realigned American Politics in 2008

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Dispelling the myth that young people never vote, Millennials cast ballots in larger numbers than young voters had in any recent presidential election.

Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

Kirk Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kirk Snyder

It's clear that the reason so many young people became involved with the Obama campaign was because he reached them based on an understanding about these new rules for communication.

The Kids Are All Right

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Students may not have marched on the Pentagon to end the war in Iraq, but they have given the nation a new president who has pledged to do just that.

The Kids Are Alright

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We must lay the foundation for the next generation of youth, so we can continue to capitalize on their energy, innovation, and creativity for the future.

Way to Rain on my Parade, California

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

The news came in that California passed Proposition 8. I am horrified at 52% of California's voters. How could you?

The Fight Is Far From Over

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We are issuing an urgent call for continued action by America's young voters to insure that Obama's leadership is forthrightly supported. The election is over, but the essential work of transformation has just begun.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Obama the Figurehead

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Prop. 8 passed, after Obama's speech. It was a bitter pill for progressives to swallow and a reminder that no matter who is president the public faces many significant issues on its own.

Transitioning the Obama Movement

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The newly politically engaged youth -- groomed in an election campaign but not fashioned as a standing political force -- will be at loss as to what they can do.