It's easy to see that apathy among a subset of middle-class youth is turning to politicization, and the natural form of this politicization is protest against the neoliberal state's slashing of the social benefits that created the modern middle class in the first place. It's kind of true. We’re excessively confident, thinking of ourselves like protagonists in a bildungsroman.
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?
Sen. Robert Byrd, 91, announced that he will give up the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee to Sen. Daniel Inouye, 84. The torch has passed to a new generation.