Youth Articles

'Democrats' War On Youth'

7:04 AM, Nov 23, 2015

The Washington Examiner's Jim Antle has written a comprehensive piece about the Democrats' war on youth. Antle notes that politicians and pundits on the right have been pointing out ways in which Democrats' policies hurt young people.

Jeb Bush, for example, told the Washington Examiner on the campaign trail in New Hampshire that leaders need to "make sure the next generation isn't saddled with all of our contingent liabilities on their backs."

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Larger Share of American Youth Living at Home

11:38 AM, Nov 11, 2015
From Kate Davidson of the Wall Street Journal, we learn of one more reason to hope for a return to four percent growth and generally good economic times.  Read more

O'Malley's Slogan: 'New Leadership'

8:44 AM, May 30, 2015

Martin O'Malley is running for president. And even his slogan, "New Leadership," appears to take a shot at his main Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. 

Here's O'Malley deputy campaign manager Lis Smith revealing the O'Malley signage:


Yup, it's happening #OMalley2016 #newleadership

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The Meaning of Sex

Even on campuses, nature and culture cannot be wished away
May 04, 2015

Attraction. Pleasure. Attachment. Reproduction. Fulfillment. What is the meaning of sex? The answer lies somewhere in the way we integrate the biological imperatives with the emotional and experiential realities. I’m not going to improve on that answer in the next few pages, but I’ll complicate it a bit. 

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Young Spice

David Skinner stays young.
Mar 02, 2015

Over the holidays, I was at my sister’s place. The youngest generation was racing about the house screaming “Not in the face!” as they shot each other with foam projectiles launched from colorful plastic rifles. 

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State Dept. Partners With 'Condom Pledge' Campaign for Youth, Children in Africa

6:41 AM, Sep 15, 2014

The banner, featuring a cartoon condom with a smiling face, reads: "I am Mr. Condom. Use me whenever you want to have sex. I will protect you from STDs, early pergnancy [sic], and unwanted pregnancy." Across the top of the banner are the words "I took the condom pledge," the slogan from which the non-profit organization responsible for the banner takes its name. And while the stated goal of the group, which recently conducted a fundraising campaign in partnership with the U.S.

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Our Decimated Labor Force

11:00 PM, Jun 13, 2014

Until Eve’s encounter with the serpent, Adam did not spend a lot of time looking for work. Didn’t have to. Expelled from Eden and cursed with the necessity of earning his bread “in the sweat of his face,” he found work. Had to. Therein lies a partial, but only partial, explanation for one of the strange developments in America’s labor markets.

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Rumors of Instability

Is Bouteflika losing control in Algeria?
May 12, 2014

Plus ça change. .  .  . Algeria, ever obedient to the wishes of the army and Security Services, reelected its ailing and elderly president in a landslide on April 17. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, known as Boutef for short, garnered 82 percent of the vote in a virtually uncontested race. Ali Benflis, who came second with 12 percent, decried massive fraud—possibly including an official turnout of 52 percent, high considering the numerous calls for a boycott.

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Generation Opportunity Takes ‘Opt-Out’ of Obamacare Message to College Students

11:15 AM, Dec 07, 2013

It was only 10:30 a.m., and already, we were too cold to move, let alone get out of our SUV to tailgate. We’d been parked outside Notre Dame’s football stadium in South Bend, Indiana, in the alumni lot for more than two and half hours, ahead of the university’s last home game of the year against Brigham Young. Normally, cars line up in the wee hours of the morning to claim the best tailgate spots, but today, the stadium parking lot was a ghost town, with only one other vehicle in sight.

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Claim: 'Young Adult Exchange Enrollees Disproportionately Low'

2:55 PM, Dec 04, 2013

Conor Ryan of the American Action Forum finds that, in Obamacare, "Young Adult Exchange Enrollees Disproportionately Low."

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Biden Urges Chinese Youth to Challenge Authority

7:30 AM, Dec 04, 2013

At an event today in China, Vice President Joe Biden encouraged youth to challenge authority. The event took place at the U.S. consulate. 

Via the pool report:

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Young and Marginalized

8:50 AM, Oct 25, 2013

The AP reports this troubling news:

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The Decline and Fall of Detroit, cont.

12:18 PM, Aug 21, 2013

Marisa Schultz of the Detroit News reports:

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In Germany, Obama Says U.S. Lags Behind By Not Teaching Youth 'Second and Third Language'

2:02 PM, Jun 19, 2013

At an event in Germany, President Obama said American youth lag behind their European counterparts because they are not taught "a second and third language." Via the pool report:

POTUS opened his remarks with "Guten Abend."

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The Idle Young

1:16 PM, Apr 07, 2013

This is a bad time to be a young American. As Ben Casselman writes in the Wall Street Journal:

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The Burdens of Youth

12:21 PM, Mar 06, 2013

Higher education is expensive and getting more so, as Ruth Simon reports in the Wall Street Journal:

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Young & Foolish

10:37 AM, Feb 09, 2013

Stuart Rothenberg warns that the Republicans may be in for a long stretch of desert wandering as a result of its losing the "youth vote." Mr. Rothenberg works the numbers and they pretty much confirm what we all know.  Young people favored Obama by a wide margin in 2008 and one that was a little more narrow last time around.

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The Youth Vote: Playing to Their Parents

9:31 AM, Aug 30, 2012

Among the more trenchant lines from Paul Ryan's speech was this:

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

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We Are The Ones ...

1:48 PM, May 10, 2012

We are the ones ... who are waiting tables and living in our parents' basements. According to Gallup:

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Younger GOP Voters Are Eyeing Romney’s V.P. Choice

5:45 PM, May 07, 2012

Which group of voters’ support for (or opposition to) Mitt Romney will hinge the most on his vice presidential choice?  According to a newly released Politico-George Washington University poll, the answer is:  Republicans under the age of 45.   

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Hope and Change!

7:44 AM, Sep 06, 2011

An upbeat beginning to the school year in today's Washington Post: The new ABC/Post poll has Obama's overall approval at 43 percent, with 53 percent disapproving. If these numbers hold, it's very unlikely Obama will be reelected.

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Britain on the Brink

7:01 AM, Aug 11, 2011

London—Trying to return to Hackney, five minutes from the heart of the protests, from vacation on the night the rioting was at its fiercest provided an insight into the carnage engulfing London. The city had been transformed into a kind of Alan Moore dystopia. Sirens were deafening, with bright lights blinding. Train operators announced gravely that there had been “civil unrest” across London, and that some areas of the city were no longer safe.

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