Some young Americans feel let down by the Constitution's age requirements for those seeking office in the federal government. Now, a thousand of them have signed a petition to allow for a president under age 35.
Young voters are using critical thinking, research and social media engagement to decide whom they want as their next president. The big question is whether they will be motivated to vote for candidates that anger and disappoint them.
On the June 30 anniversary of the determined masses gathered in their millions at Tahrir Square and in city centers throughout Egypt, demanding a recall election for then Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamad Morsi, Tahrir Square in Cairo was blocked off and deserted.
A sizable chunk of the adult population is going to punch a clock until they keel over in the office parking lot and get hauled off in the company dumpster. And those are the lucky ones, the so called baby boomers. By the time we get to the millennials it’ll be even worse because the economy will have been ravaged by 25 or 30 years of austerity leaving the proles to scrape by on hardtack and gruel.
Given that unemployment has been steadily decreasing, it would be safe to assume that all the 20-somethings who went back to living with their parents during the recession would be moving out again. Wrong. Statistics now indicate 21.6 million people between 18 and 31 are staying at home or moving back in.
Members of the generation born between 1982 and 2003 want to change the world, but don't see public service as the way to do that. So who will that leave in charge?
A record 36 percent of Americans ages 18 to 31 are living at their parents’ homes, the highest number in four decades.
With millennials up for grabs and Democratic front-runners getting older, boomer bashing is all the rage in politics.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Newt Gingrich's rise and Rod Blagojevich's fall; why nonlethal weapons are being abused; Nomi Prins' new novel; and millennial mishigas.This week on Truthdig Radio: Newt Gingrich's rise and Rod Blagojevich's fall; nonlethal weapons; Nomi Prins' new novel; and millennial mishigas.