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Want to Solve the Problem of Money in Politics? Vote!

Terry Newell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

To the extent that money is heavily influencing campaigns, democracy takes a hit. We need a solution that does not depend on new laws or the Supreme Court. Fortunately, such a solution is available: voting.

The Perplexing Popularity of Ron Paul

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Noah Fitzgerel

Why the big hullabaloo over Ron Paul? According to Harvard's Institute for Politics, Paul is the most popular GOP candidate among my generation. I cannot find such a fact more troubling.

How Paul Appeals To Young Voters

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy, displays a crotchety streak and disappears...

NYE Party Busted.. Teen Car Thieves.. Ron Paul Rally

| Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

WATCH: Is Ron Paul The New Justin Bieber?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Comedy

He may have come in a distant third at the GOP Iowa caucus last night, but nobody electrifies the youth vote quite like 77-year-old U.S. congressman f...

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young pe...

Could President Obama Lose the Youth Vote in 2012?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

If anyone embodied the Obama mantra of "hope and change" -- indeed, shouted it from the rooftops -- it was Millennials. But, of course, that was before Obama began backing off his commitments on one issue after another

Joy Resmovits

Will College Kids Caucus For Paul?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul's biggest foe in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses may not be Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann or even Newt Gingrich. It could be a hangover. Paul is ...

MTV Asks: Do Politicians Care About Young People?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

MTV has launched a brand new political campaign for young people called "The Power Of 12." So, what makes this one different from previous campaigns,...

Take Note: Jesus Was A Millennial

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I spend a fair amount of my time with young people who go to church and who don't go to church. My experience tells me that they don't choose to engage with unresponsive and inflexible institutions with outdated rules that make no sense.

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

2012 presents young voters with the opportunity to help bring about a better political reality. Disappointment with the current state of affairs in Washington does not justify sitting on the sidelines: as has often been said, democracy is not a spectator sport.

Full Latino Impact in 2012 Elections Will Depend on Its Youth

Roberto Ramos | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Roberto Ramos

While inspired by their roots, the U.S.-born Latino voters are clearly not your parent's electorate.

Obama Campaign Launches Massive Recruiting Effort

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Volunteers flocked to Barack Obama last time. This time, the president's campaign is in recruiting mode. Without a primary chall...

'Nonpartisan' youth movement has deep GOP roots

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch News"Generation Opportunity " bills itself as a fast-growing, nonpartisan organization that uses its website and popular Face...

Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Amy Goldwasser

My generation needs to admit that we have a problem. Hi, we are Generation Y, and we are overly entitled consumption addicts with expectations that are incongruous with a finite world.

We Are Greater Together

Eric Zoberman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Eric Zoberman

Young Americans are a history-changing force when we are united regardless of gender, race, community and sexual orientation.

In Ohio, Youth Activists Rally For a Cause, Not a Candidate

Whit Jones | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

This weekend, over 400 youth leaders from across the Midwest converged in Cleveland, Ohio to do some political organizing. But these activists weren't coming to knock on doors for Mitt Romney or phone-bank for Barack Obama.

The Importance of Political Beliefs in College

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2011 | College
Uloop

College is the place for you to figure out yourself and your future. Keeping up on the politics of today can help you get a job, as well as make decisions that will impact your lifestyle.

Obama Campaign Makes Moves To Repeat 2008 Phenomenon In 2012

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched a new voter registration and grassroots organizing program Thursday aimed at boo...

Who's the Boss?

Erica Williams | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Erica Williams

As a Gen Y-er, a product of hip hop culture and a young person in this economy, I've been conditioned to determine my own destiny, and, for all intents and purposes, hustle. So the answer is simple: When your government can't govern, govern yourselves.

Let's Educate Ourselves on the Field of Education

Kate Gibbs | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Kate Gibbs

To have the actual knowledge and experience to fully understand what good education entails is an involved process, far more complex than simply watching a documentary like Waiting for Superman.

Vote 2012

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

We know that young minds are the fires behind revolutions and the catalyst for change, but when given the opportunity to vote -- they do very little with it. I wonder, why is that?

Will Youth Unemployment Demonstrations Come to America?

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Historically youth radicalize when disparities between expectations and reality persist. Young people need jobs in America, as is the case around the world, and we shouldn't wait for mass protests before taking serious action.

The Sexual Health "Generation Gap" and the 2012 Elections

James Wagoner | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

The attitudes of Millenials represent more than a mere generation gap between younger and older voters in the population -- they constitute a political chasm when it comes to the policies of the two major parties.

Any Given Election Day

Shawne Merriman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Shawne Merriman

I can't emphasize enough the importance of teaching young people about their right to vote, and Rock the Vote is a great campaign to be a part of to get this message across.