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Survey: A Majority of American Millennials Now Reject Capitalism

Just 42 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 29 support the economic system with which the United States itself is often equated, Harvard researchers found.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE


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Prodded by Millennials, Bernie Sanders Reboots the Conversation on Israel and Palestine

The traditional American fealty to Israel does not compute for the candidate’s young supporters, who understand the lopsided brutality of the conflict and demand justice for the oppressed.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 READ MORE


‘Hillary’ in ‘SNL’ Skit Tries to Hide Being a Sore Loser, Tells Young N.Y. Voters to Stay Home

Kate McKinnon plays an anxious and desperately ingratiating Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” in the lead-up to next week’s crucial New York primary.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Apr 6, 2016 ENLARGE



For Many Millennials, Turning 26 Means Losing Access to Health Care

Many young Americans who are either approaching or have passed the cutoff date for coverage under their parents’ health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act are wondering what they will do if they get sick and can’t find affordable coverage.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 READ MORE



Millennials Are Paying for ‘the Western World’s Most Stunning Accounting Disaster to Date’

A staggering Guardian investigation reveals how, far from being “the most indulged young people in the history of the world,” Westerners born in the 1980s and mid-1990s have been betrayed by previous generations that have left them in debt, jobless and locked out of property markets.

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Must Reach More Minority Voters Not ‘Feeling the Bern’

The Bernie Sanders movement is gaining momentum. But his message of justice, economic equality and accountable governance is not being heard by enough black or Latino Americans.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Is Creating a New and Untested Electoral Force in American Politics

The conventional wisdom that holds Sanders is merely attracting “wine-track young liberals and small-donor donations” is “radically incomplete,” writes Jeff Stein at Vox.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: The Millennial Squad









Posted on Feb 11, 2016 ENLARGE



No, I Won’t Vote for Hillary Clinton. And Yes, I Am a Feminist Millennial

Equating women’s support for Bernie Sanders with their not being true feminists is simply bunk. And many progressive millennials aren’t buying it.

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 READ MORE



Will Micro-Housing Enable Employers to Call on Workers Night and Day?

The so-called sharing economy has extended its reach into the market for housing for the digital workforce.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



Kshama Sawant: For Many Millennials, the Dirty Word Is ‘Capitalism,’ Not ‘Socialism’

“In 2013, many people voted for me in spite of the fact I was a socialist,” the Seattle city councilwoman writes in The Guardian. “In this year’s election [2015], many more people voted consciously for socialist politics.”

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader on the Complicity of Bernie Sanders

“If he doesn’t go electorally in a serious way to win, then [Bernie Sanders] is setting up millions of Americans, and young Americans, for a huge morale collapse,” Nader explains.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Why Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just a Problem for Millennials

America’s student loan debt is now over $1.2 trillion. But it’s not just hurting millennials. One-third of that debt belongs to people in their 40s.

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Americans Don’t Party Like They Used To

Depressed finances, artisanal culture and the comfortable snare of social media may be leading millennials to throw and attend fewer house parties than previous generations of Americans.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: You Can Watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documentary ‘White People’ Here

Those of you who have been looking for somewhere to watch Jose Antonio Vargas’ “White People,” look no further.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘White People’ Provokes Strong Reactions From Twitter Users, Including Creator Jose Antonio Vargas

People of color tended to comment on the fleeting nature of racial reflection, while others peppered the documentary with accusations of bias.

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 READ MORE



Is Bernie Sanders Our Eugene McCarthy 2.0?

Sanders has an appeal for younger, more liberal, more idealistic Democrats that Hillary Clinton currently lacks. If she competes for these voters—and learns to connect with them—she will have a much better chance of winning the White House.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 READ MORE



Is Greece’s ‘No’ on the Debt Referendum Another Youth Revolution?

In the past five years, the old political categories—left, right, center or capitalist and socialist—have been challenged by a new category: youth.

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 READ MORE



Middle Management Is on Its Way Out; Here’s Why Millennials Are Happy About It

Technology and generational shifts have led to a decline in the importance of middle management positions, and no one welcomes the change more than millennials.

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 READ MORE



One in Five Young Adults Lives in Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau shows “the generation that has been dismissed as entitled and whiny is struggling with higher levels of poverty than their counterparts did in 1980,” when one in seven 18-to-34-year-olds lived in poverty, The Guardian reports.

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 READ MORE



On Art and Politics: A Letter to the Millennials

There is a sense in which art, politics and economics are all inextricably and symbiotically tied together, but history has proven to us that art serves as a powerful corrective against the dangers of the establishment.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 READ MORE



Why Millennials Find Israel’s Actions Harder to Justify Than Other Generations

Recent polls show a growing divide between a younger generation that’s “over Israel” and their elders who, according to Salon writer David Palumbo-Liu, still view the recent conflict in the context of the Holocaust among other reasons. But can we wait for Generation Y to address the “tremendous humanitarian crisis” taking place in Gaza?

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 READ MORE



The Arab Millennials Will Be Back

The thwarted rebellions of the past three years were led by 20-somethings who have decades left to come into their own. Don’t count them out yet. They have only begun the work of transforming the region.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 READ MORE



‘Brief Histories of Inequality’: Student Debt Edition

Salon columnist Thomas Frank takes us from the start of the university “tuition spiral” in the early ’80s, past the refusal to note the role of ballooning administrative costs, and through the emergence of the view that as an investment in future earnings, individuals should shoulder whatever price for education the market sets.

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 READ MORE



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The Biological Remedy for Racism

The racial attitudes of men like Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy belong to another day. Younger people taking the stage will carry with them views that reflect a better America.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 READ MORE



Is the Wait to Get Married All About Money?

Just one in three millennials is leading his or her own household, while the same percentage still live with parents. Is marriage dead? Readers of The Guardian respond.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on May 21, 2013 ENLARGE



Birth Control Is the New Poison

Laws proposed this year include a bill whose proponent is an Oklahoma cardiologist who sees venomous effects in hormonal contraception for women; the Obama administration has created a policy that will allow more public access to federally financed research; meanwhile, an Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict resigned thanks to pressure from a secret gay lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 READ MORE



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EDC 2012: Meet the New Electorate

I spent Friday night in Las Vegas with an estimated 115,000 young people at the country’s biggest dance party. They were there to have fun. I was there to annoy them with questions. Surprisingly, every single baby-faced millennial I talked to was registered to vote and planned to cast his or her ballot in the next election.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Lost Decade … Lost Generation?

Sooner rather than later, the ethnically diverse, socially tolerant, technologically fluent Millennials will make a new nation. But what will they do with that power?

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 READ MORE


Why Are Democrats Ignoring the Next New Dealers?

The Millennials—generally defined as Americans born in 1981 or after—are, without question, the most liberal generation since the New Dealers, and they could transform our politics for decades.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 READ MORE


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