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  • We Are A Nation Of Narcissists

    04/17/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    People have been saying the country is “going to hell in a handbasket” for decades. It’s sort of a rite of passage for every current generation to look at the next one and think it will screw up things so badly everything will be ruined. But the handbasket this current generation is creating may well be the one that sinks us. Every generation is the product of the previous one – its culture, morals, priorities, everything. In the 20th century, that meant passing on a work ethic, the importance of family and the American Dream that each generation will do...
  • The Prestige of the Presidency

    04/13/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Chase Jennings
    By 1869 Americans had completed construction of a transcontinental railroad, which spanned nearly 2,000 miles. In 1903, America’s Wright brothers flew the first powered air craft in world history. By 1969, United States citizens had walked on the moon. If all you knew of America was her citizens’ accomplishments, it would be enough. They speak for themselves. American statesmen have left such phrases as “a day that will live in infamy,” “ask not what your country can do for you” and “a shining city upon a hill” ringing in their compatriots’ ears, and for good reason. No nation in the...
  • Why Some Millennials Are Permanently Stuck on Stupid

    03/31/2014 3:42:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 3/27/14 | Marc Schenker
    Last week, I signed into LinkedIn (which is so much better than silly Facebook), and on my homepage feed, there was a feature article by some self-appointed, prominent millennial (who it was exactly, I can’t remember, but if I did, his name would be exposed) who wanted to destroy the negative stereotypes that millennials have. You know, the usual thing about millennials being lazy, entitlement-minded, stupid and only concerned with partying, drinking and sex (read: hedonism). Pitifully for that millennial, his approach to busting negative stereotypes of his generation was to suggest a reading list that included liberal-minded, go-find-yourself crap...
  • President Obama warns youth: Sign up for Obamacare or we will charge you a penalty

    03/15/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama warned young people that if they don't sign up for Obamacare by March 31, they will face a penalty -- if they can afford it. During an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Obama explained that young people might be charged a fine if they don't get insured. "If you can afford it — you just decide you don't want to get it because your attitude is 'nothing's ever going to happen to me' — then you'll be charged a penalty," Obama explained. Obama was careful to specify that people who can't afford Obamacare will not suffer a...
  • Obama Deserves Share of Blame for Millennial Cynicism

    03/14/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted. According to a big study from the Pew Research Center, they are less attached to marriage, religion and political institutions than Gen Xers, baby boomers and the other demographic flavors journalists love to use. They like their friends, their digital "social networks" and their toys, and that's about it. Not even a majority will call themselves "patriotic." Probably more dismaying for liberals: Of any living generation, they are...
  • Pew poll: 61% of Republicans under age 30 support legalizing gay marriage

    03/11/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    In case you were wondering why CPAC was so light on traditional-marriage rhetoric from the podium, here’s why. An event populated mainly by young conservatives and libertarians isn’t a good venue for that anymore.You’ll hear more of it, I’m sure, at the convention two years from now. But at the rate we’re going, probably not too much more. Where will the 30-49 group be in 2016?The most striking numbers there, actually, are how small the differences are between various Democratic age groups. It’s an astounding consensus to have 18-year-old and 65-year-old Dems both above 60 percent support and within 15...
  • PEW RESEARCH: Millennials in Adulthood -- 50% now describe themselves as political independents

    03/07/2014 9:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pew Social Trends ^ | 03/07/2014
    The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future. They are also America’s most racially diverse generation. In all of these dimensions, they are different from today’s older generations. And in many, they are also different from older adults back when they were the age Millennials are now. Pew Research Center surveys show that half of Millennials (50%) now describe themselves as...
  • Mika: Millenials Join Military 'If They Need The Money'

    03/07/2014 5:37:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski has a jaded view of why young Americans choose to join the military. According to the Morning Joe host, they do so "if they need the money." Brzezinski made her comment on today's show during a segment on a book comparing the values and beliefs of the various generations of Americans. When Joe Scarborough challenged her doing-it-for-the-money claim, saying that many serve "for all the best reasons," Brzezinski began to back down. Mika also suggested that her fellow panelists didn't know many people serving in the military, which might say more about the MSM bubble in which they...
  • The NSA and Millennials

    03/05/2014 11:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Charlie Kirk
    After WWI the code breaking arm of the U.S. Army was dismantled due to budgetary constraints. Prior to the Great War the United States had little capability in the area of surveillance and code-breaking, but beginning in 1918 it developed a quite prolific proficiency. When the Army ended the program the civilian side of the government stepped in with sponsorship from the State Department. Master code-breaker and otherwise bon vivant Herbert Yardley was tasked with heading the new Cipher Bureau, a position he held until Herbert Hoover’s Secretary of State Henry Stimson abruptly deep-sixed the agency uttering the famous line...
  • Millennials hit 30: It's the economy, not us (Obamas world)

    02/02/2014 6:52:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    NBC News Business KC ^ | February 1,2014 | Allison Linn CNBC
    Turning 30 used to mean hitting your stride as an official adult. But for many of the country’s millennials, it feels like being stuck in perpetual late adolescence. Marriage eludes many. Children? Not anytime soon. Most millennials have some sort of job, but for many a career seems unobtainable. A home of their own? Lots of them have had to move back in with mom and dad or shack up with roommates. That’s not the place where many millennials expected or wanted to be as they enter their thirties. What happened? One major culprit, say many millennials: The lousy economy...
  • White House panics as millennials wise up, bail on Obama

    01/27/2014 2:46:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    President Obama is making a sudden push to win back millennial voters, who have grown disillusioned over his failed “Hope and Change” campaign that left them without jobs, living in their parents’ basement. Even though he has run his last race, the president needs the 18-to-34 age group to make his signature Obamacare policy work. Without them, the whole system falls apart — not tomorrow, today, right now, before the radical reform of U.S. health care can even get off the ground. Just how bad is it? Just 24 percent of the new enrollees to Obamacare are between 18 and...
  • Millennials Unhappy With Obama's War on the Young

    01/21/2014 4:40:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    What do young Americans want? Something different from what they've been getting from the president they voted for by such large margins. Evidence comes in from various polls. Voters under 30, the millennial generation, produced numbers for Barack Obama 13 percentage points above the national average in 2008 and 9 points above in 2012. But in recent polls, Obama approval among those under 30 has been higher than the national average by only 1 percentage point (Quinnipiac), 2 points (ABC/Washington Post) and 3 points (YouGov/Economist). Those differences are statistically significant. And that's politically significant, since a higher percentage of millennials...
  • Deloitte Study Shows That Money, Not Ideology Is The Biggest Obstacle To Car Ownership

    01/17/2014 1:57:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 32 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Derek Kreindler
    One of the main criticisms of Generation Why is the lack of hard data to support this column’s ongoing thesis: that the lack of interest in car ownership among millenials is related to economics, rather than any sort of anti-car/pro-environment/pro-urban ideological shift among young people. Now, a key study from Deloitte confirms our initial hunch: young people want cars, but cannot afford them, and the notion of a car-free future, with walking, cycling and transit replacing the automobile (whether privately owned or shared via a service like Zipcar) is an unrealistic fantasy that somehow continues to have currency. Deloitte’s annual...
  • 6 Liberal Lies Millennials Must Reject

    01/10/2014 8:31:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2014 | Walter Hudson
    At nearly five years old, my firstborn routinely disputes rules with his mother and me. Cookies shall be served for dinner, he declares. Though he must ultimately yield to our authority, we cannot claim to have actually changed his mind. As far as he is concerned, cookies remain the first and best option. This tendency among youth to reject the thinking of their elders continues even into adulthood and leaves them vulnerable to manipulation by those who would use that trait to fulfill ulterior motives. “Do you always do what your parents say?” more than one tempter has asked.It’s that...
  • Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation?

    01/01/2014 7:18:16 PM PST · by hecht · 324 replies
    Last night we watched ABC's Dick Clarks New Years Eve Show. When they began to show music performers, the first I saw was Billy Joel. You could tell that it was one of his bona fide live performance as he sounded different from the studio versions, some minor errors etc. In my genervation ( I'm in my 50s) the best albums were often live , where the performers would jam, experiment and ad lib. The Allmans Live at Fillmore East is an example , or the Live version of Led Zepellin's "Dazed and Confused" -filmed in San Francisco - where...
  • The Millenial Boomerang

    12/31/2013 3:30:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    A lot has been made recently of the "Pajama Boy" advertisements released by Obama's former campaign arm, “Organizing for Action”. Upon viewing the image I immediately mocked it and made fun of it. However, upon further reflection I soon realized that young people are quite literally living in a "pajama economy." We are experiencing hard economic realities where the new norm is sitting at home with our parents drinking hot chocolate and wearing pajamas well into the afternoon. Job prospects are so bad for recent graduates, and for young people in general, that we can aptly coin the term...
  • When Bad Things Happen to Stupid People – Obama And The Millennials

    12/20/2013 8:52:50 PM PST · by massmike · 21 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/20/2013 | Don Feder
    What's young, clueless and provided the margin of victory for Obama in 2008 and 2012? Who has been hit hardest by the president's perpetual-recession machine? Who will be devastated by ObamaCare and a burgeoning National Debt? Finally, what group will still vote in droves for the Marxists masquerading as Democrats in 2014? Answer to all of the above: Millennials. Politically, the term "Millennial" is applied to voters 18 to-29-years-old. Obama was reelected with 51% of the popular vote. At the same time, 60% of Millennials voted to continue Obama's abuse of the economy, Constitution and middle class. What part of...
  • Just how cool is the Pope? Wayward millennials flocking to church

    12/13/2013 2:47:03 PM PST · by NYer · 70 replies
    Cath News ^ | December 13, 2013
    (NY Post) On the night of Dec. 4, more than a thousand eager young Catholics braved the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting gridlock to pack into St. Patrick’s Cathedral.But it wasn’t to take photos or marvel at the neo-Gothic interior (which is under renovation).On Dec. 11, Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”Photo: Time Magazine/EPAIt was to hear New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan preside over the monthly Mass that welcomes a younger demographic to the grand house of worship — and it was the most popular event for young people ever hosted by the church.“This is the largest crowd...
  • 2014, the Georgia GOP, and Millennial Voters

    11/17/2013 7:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Brandon Howell
    If 2014 is a trial run for Georgia Democrats eager to regain statewide relevance, it should also serve as one for Peach State GOPers in the seemingly quixotic quest to win the youth vote. With most assuming he’d pass at least until 2018, state Senator Jason Carter’s defying the conventional wisdom and entering an erstwhile sleepy gubernatorial contest has provided Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn a top-ticket slate and completed awakening for what would’ve been a ho-hum cycle of Peach State politics. Though the odds of one or both first-time statewide candidates succeeding remain long, the time for complacency on the...
  • Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom

    11/04/2013 3:50:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    You Millenials voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent, which will make it a lot easier for me to accept the benefits you will be paying for. We warned you that liberalism was a scam designed to take the fruits of your labor and transfer it to us, the older, established generation. Oh, and also to the couch-dwelling, Democrat-voting losers who live off of food stamps and order junk from QVC with their Obamaphones. You didn’t listen to us. Maybe you’ll listen to pain. I have been told that being hard on you Millennials will turn you against...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • Better Face It Millennials: You Didn’t Get What You Were Promised

    09/02/2013 9:33:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-26-13 | Morgan Brittany
    They were the royal children; the sons and daughters of the Baby Boomers who adored and spoiled them and promised them that life would be wonderful. They were designer babies with clothing and shoes that sported logos just like their parents. Their parents were on waiting lists to get them into the right pre-school, they were given lavish birthday parties and extravagant gifts. They were trained and brainwashed and made to believe that getting into the “right” college meant success or failure. They were given trophies and awards for playing sports whether they were accomplished or not. It didn’t matter...
  • Millenial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism

    08/22/2013 6:29:49 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Chriss W. Street
    The media have claimed that conservatives must become more moderate or face permanent irrelevancy after the supposedly solid liberal Millennial generation of 18-29 year olds overwhelmingly supported reelection of Barack Obama. These dire warnings reminded me of the media geniuses who proclaimed after Jimmy Carter’s Presidential victory in 1976 that the 18-29 year olds of the Baby Boomer generation would always vote as a liberal block. Four years later, Baby Boomers abandoned liberalism and began reliably voting as Ronald Reagan conservatives for the next three decades.
  • Who Raised These Millennials Anyway?

    08/13/2013 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 64 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Aug 6 2013 | Michelle Van Loon
    We once sang about hoping to die before we got old, but quite a few of my fellow baby boomers have begun to sound like a cross between 1960s sitcom crank Granny Clampett and the 1980s SNL Church Lady when it comes to our kids' generation. I've heard some in my age group lament that the millennials refuse to grow up. I've eavesdropped few remarks like, "Back when I was my son's age, I had a decent job and a mortgage. But you can't get a mortgage on a barista's salary. Come to think of it, back when I was...
  • Going Liberal: The Church’s Magic Bullet for Keeping Millennials

    08/11/2013 2:07:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-11-13 | Jeff Wright Jr.
    Give Rachel Held Evans credit. She was able to generate a lot of discussion with her post, “Why millennials are leaving the church.” Evans’s contradictory article, however, is merely another polemic against the conservative evangelicalism she’s been battling for years. The solution to winning back? Churches just need to follow her lead and go liberal!
  • Millennials With No Home of Their Own

    08/09/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. They were grateful for a nice room, but Mom suffered the lack of independence, and she didn't like having to help my grandmother in the kitchen with the kosher meals. It was a hardscrabble time. My father clashed with his father, and soon my parents found a small apartment, and a male friend moved in to share...
  • In U.K. But Not U.S., Young Voters Turn Against Big Government

    07/02/2013 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Barone
    A trip to London provides an occasion to compare and contrast British politics and attitudes with those in America. Both have, in different ways, divided government. The Democratic president has been frustrated by the Republican House of Representatives and is likely but not certain to be until January 2017. Britain's ruling coalition has been occasionally strained by disagreements between the dominant Conservatives and the junior Liberal Democrats but seems likely to survive until the general election scheduled for May 2015. In America the big-spending policies of the Obama administration have been followed by sluggish economic growth, persistently high unemployment and...
  • Why Millennials Are Obamacare's Last Hope

    06/28/2013 6:36:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06/28/2013 | By JOSH BOAK
    The Obama administration must convince 2.7 million millennials to buy health insurance, or the new government exchanges being set up to provide coverage could prove to be a bust. Because these younger Americans are usually healthy and rarely rack up huge medical bills, their monthly premiums would make it cheaper for the exchanges to affordably insure 4.3 million other Americans. The government has scrounged up $1.25 billion to market Obamacare—a must-win campaign that could make or break the 2010 law to expand coverage. It’s a gamble on a generation raised by reality TV, fed with Lunchables, stuck with student loans,...
  • Millenials Rejecting DemocRATS Due To Spying

    06/25/2013 6:58:42 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 47 replies
    Chriss Street and Co. ^ | June 25, 2013 | Chriss W. Street
    The revelations by former National Security Agency operative Edward Snowden that the United States government has been spying on all Americans may be causing a permanent political shift by the American “Millennial” generation (youth born between 1980 and the year 2000) away from President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Contrary to the main-stream-media’s claims that “Millennials don’t worry about online privacy,” research demonstrates young people are extremely sensitive about who has access and can engage in mischief with their digital lives. As Snowden’s spying disclosures continue, the blow-back against Obama and the Democratic Party is alienating this future dominant...
  • Generation X Fares Poorly During Recession, Says Study

    06/01/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/1/2013 | Abby Ellin
    Members of Generation X, the so-called slackers weaned on Saturday morning cartoons, divorce and cynicism, are now in their late 30s to late 40s. And according to a recent report, those born between 1966 and 1975 really do have something to complain about. A Pew Charitable Trust study, titled "Retirement Security Across Generations," examined the savings behavior of five age groups before the Great Recession hit and found that Gen Xers - the group of Americans following the baby boomers and range in age from 38 to 47 - fared especially poorly during the recent economic down swing. As a...
  • Study Indicates That America's Driving Boom is Over

    05/15/2013 1:53:10 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNBC
    The "driving boom is over," or so says a new study of American attitudes toward the automobile. After decades of adding more cars to their household fleet while moving further and further out into the suburbs, Americans are waiting longer to get licensed, driving less and increasingly turning to alternatives such as mass transit or car-sharing programs, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Research Interest Group, or PIRG.
  • Millennials Are the Unluckiest Generation

    04/26/2013 3:18:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/26/2013 | by Derek Thompson
    The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 weren’t special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they were categorically different from the 3.6 million Americans born in 1981. They were the first members of a new club: Generation Y.This so-called millennial cohort, the largest generation in American history, landed in the cradle during an awful recession, learned to walk during the Reagan recovery, came of age in the booming 1990s, and entered the labor market after the Sept. 11 attacks and before the Great Recession, the two tragedies of the early 21st century. They’ve...
  • Pandering to Millennials Will Ruin the GOP

    03/15/2013 4:40:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies
    Policymic ^ | March 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Editor's Note: Rush Limbaugh's article was written in response to PolicyMic Pundit Alex Smith, National Chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC). In her op-ed, "Millennials Are a Tremendous Opportunity for the Republican Party," she calls on millennials to fight to re-invent the Republican Party to represent young people.I'm a baby boomer, so I'm allowed to begin this by talking about myself. I have only one request and that is before you read this, please put out of your mind everything you have heard about me in the media, everything you think you know about me, and just...
  • Millennials Are Starting To Act Like The Great Depression Generation

    02/22/2013 8:32:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/22/2013 | Monica Nickelsburg
    Unofficial millennial spokesperson Lena Dunham, while incisive and entertaining, is not the voice of my generation. On Dunham's buzzy dramedy Girls, self-involved twenty-somethings balk at $12 salads by day and guzzle $14 cocktails by night while parents bankroll their "groovy lifestyles." It's an enticing narrative. But these stereotypes fail to recognize some rapidly evolving trends among young echo boomers entering adulthood. Millennials, typically defined as anyone born after 1980, make up an enormous and diverse generation, but many of them share a common experience — entering adulthood during the country's greatest economic downturn since the 1930s. The financial duress of...
  • The Millennial Generation's Acceptable Sin

    01/12/2013 3:53:36 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-7-13 | Barton Gingerich
    Every human institution and society has its own list of sins and virtues that contradict the law of God. With the rise of the Millennial generation in evangelical churches, a vice is creeping up into the realms of acceptance, indifference, or at least resignation: fornication (i.e. extramarital sex or unchaste living). A few decades ago, this was one of the main issues that evangelicals hammered in their social witness. The skeptical news cycle and entertainment industry mocked this often; they saw pleas for chastity as a laughable result of pietistic sexual repression and no small bit of hypocrisy. Theological leaders...
  • We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

    01/09/2013 10:24:53 AM PST · by rarestia · 81 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent in the last thirty-odd years. This data is not unexpected. I have been writing a great deal over the past few years...
  • Obama and the Millennials (Bigger government won't help the young, but do they know that?)

    09/27/2012 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NRO ^ | 09/27/2012 | Michael Barone
    In 2008, voters under 30 preferred Barack Obama over John McCain by a 66 percent–to–32 percent margin. Among older voters, Obama led McCain by 50 to 49 percent. How has Obama paid back the millennial generation, which provided almost all his margin of victory? With what American Interest superblogger Walter Russell Mead calls “Obama’s war on the young.” Mead is not a tea-party crazy or Ayn Rand zealot. He is a history professor at Bard College and an expert on American foreign policy. He voted for Obama in 2008, and he’s not wild about Mitt Romney this year. Nevertheless, he...
  • Young people prefer, 'No party affiliation'

    08/13/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 32 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/13/2012 | John R. Smith
    The Republican and Democratic parties had better watch out. More and more “Millennials” or Generation Y youth are avoiding party membership. And many of their reasons make sense. For starters, neither party has catered to youth’s generational needs. The parties have supported politicians who have sold youth down the river. If you are young, let this sink in: Politicians in this country, mostly liberals, have sold out your future. They have put you in hock. They have borrowed astronomical sums of money to fund their current political programs, and you will have to pay it back. It gets worse. ...
  • Does Chick-fil-A controversy risk turning off young employees?

    08/03/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/12 | Jena McGregor
    Who knows whether or not Cathy’s remarks will create risks for his sales over the long term—a temporary boost appears to be underway, and customers can have short-term memories. But at a time when young people increasingly support same-sex marriage, what kind of risks do they create for the company’s pool of potential employees?
  • Are Millennials the Screwed Generation? (Boomers never had it so good)

    07/16/2012 6:41:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07/16/2012 | Joel Kotkin
    Today’s youth, both here and abroad, have been screwed by their parents’ fiscal profligacy and economic mismanagement. Neil Howe, a leading generational theorist, cites the “greed, shortsightedness, and blind partisanship” of the boomers, of whom he is one, for having “brought the global economy to its knees.” How has this generation been screwed? Let’s count the ways, starting with the economy. No generation has suffered more from the Great Recession than the young. Median net worth of people under 35, according to the U.S. Census, fell 37 percent between 2005 and 2010; those over 65 took only a 13 percent...
  • Gay-rights backers woo young conservative Republicans

    07/11/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 10 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay-rights supporters are openly rallying sympathizers who until now may have been content to stay in the closet - young conservative Republicans. “Freedom and family are core conservative values,” said conservative gay activist Margaret Hoover, a leader of a new campaign called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “We have a historic opportunity to reaffirm these.. values by supporting the fundamental freedom to marry... ” ... Other members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership... said they expect their new group to inspire other young conservatives “to ... “accelerate” the acceptance of same-sex marriage. However, the leader...
  • Millennial Opposition to President Obama’s Health Care Law High...

    06/27/2012 6:21:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Digital Journal ^ | June 27, 2012 | Press Release
    Intense debate and opposition to President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have escalated the growth of Generation Opportunity’s Facebook page, “The Constitution by GO,” to over 1 million young adult fans. Millennials (young adults ages 18-29) have become much more vocal in their opposition to a law they increasingly view as a threat to and a violation of their individual freedom and basic American liberties. Generation Opportunity created the Facebook page, “The Constitution by GO,” over a year ago as an online platform for Millennials to discuss and organize on issues related to the rights of all...
  • Poll: Millennials expect Obama to lose (They want him to win, but think he won't)

    12/15/2011 12:44:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Don't get me wrong: Millennials want Obama to win. They just think he won't.A 36 percent plurality of 18-to-29-year-olds think Obama will lose his bid for reelection, according to a new poll from the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Just 30 percent think he will win, while 32 percent are not sure. The percentages are very similar for the four-year college crowd. Among enrolled college students, 37 percent think he’ll lose, 31 percent think he’ll win and 31 percent are not sure. Most hopeful of all, less than half of those millennials who voted for Obama in 2008 think...
  • Filling in the Generation Gaps

    11/25/2011 10:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    Thanksgiving is the holiday that pulls families together, squeezing them around a table for a feast of turkey, tradition and togetherness. We encourage conversations meant to be personally relevant, but sometimes they turn into a horizontal Babel, with each generation speaking in a different tongue. It's a stretch to identify an entire generation by its tastes in fashion and music, but such tastes offer strong clues. You can separate boomers from Generation Xers and millenials by who prefers the Beatles, Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga. Seniors who came of age during World War II still groove on Glenn Miller and...
  • Generation Limbo : The Lost Generation was clobbered by war, the Millennials by recession

    09/26/2011 7:00:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2011 | Elise Jordan
    There has been a crowded field of suffering created by the Great Recession, in which $14.5 trillion of American wealth vanished. Baby Boomers have lost retirement funds, while Generation X–ers have lost out on some peak earning years. The biggest losers, though, have been the Millennials. According to the 2010 census data released last week, many of them have literally lost their future. The media have taken to describing the 18- to 29-year-olds who will ultimately bear the brunt of the economic downturn as the “Lost Generation.” It’s the haunting turn of phrase that Ernest Hemingway credited to Gertrude Stein,...
  • Generation Vexed: Young Americans rein in their dreams

    08/14/2011 7:27:08 AM PDT · by ken21 · 55 replies
    los angeles times ^ | 081411 | Tiffany Hsu and Shan Li
    "Our generation is going to take the brunt of the force of the debt crisis," said Glass, a government major at St. Lawrence University in New York. "It's going to mean fewer jobs, higher interest rates, more debt.
  • It's Bootstrap Time for Generation X

    08/13/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2011 | Reed Galen
    Richard Ben Kramer’s seminal work on running for the presidency, What It Takes, introduced the idea of the ‘looking in the mirror’ moment. It was the second when an individual awoke, looked themselves in the eye, and decided that running the rigorous gauntlet of a campaign was worth it. I believe we as a country, and more specifically those of us in the Gen X cohort, are looking in the mirror today. The question facing us is essentially the same: do we have what it takes? Folks should be forgiven for asking, “For God’s sake, what’s next?” For any number...
  • What is my generation supposed to do?

    07/14/2011 1:45:59 PM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 85 replies
    So I recently graduated from law school and passed the bar exam in 2 New England states. I went to a public high school because it was all that my family could afford. Luckily my school was one of those rare public schools that offered exemplary education, often even better than the private schools in the area. During high school non-stop up until now I have worked at jobs, usually full time, in addition to school. Still broke, I went to my state's best public university. It was all that I could afford. I graduated summa and near the top...
  • Study: American 'Millennials' Divided Over Same-Sex Marriage (America's Future)

    09/02/2010 7:02:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2010 | Lifeway Research | Rob Phillips
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Six in 10 American “Millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1991 – see nothing wrong with two people of the same gender getting married. But men, African-Americans and Southerners are least comfortable among their peers with same-sex marriage, and for the most part Christian Millennials oppose it. These are the findings from a LifeWay Research study for an upcoming book by Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, and son Jess Rainer titled “The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation.” The book is based on a wide-ranging August 2009 survey of 1,200 Millennials in the United...
  • Youth Vote Cools on Obama (Millenial Generation Now Feel He's a Huge Letdown)

    07/27/2010 1:32:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07/27/2010 | Samuel P. Jacobs
    A recession hitting younger workers hardest, frustration with a slow-to-change Washington after the campaign joyride—young supporters are ditching the president. Samuel P. Jacobs on whether they’ll come around by November’s midterms. Are the kids still all right with Obama? In 2008, no age group came out for the freshman senator from Illinois like twentysomethings. They saw a kindred spirit in the candidate who rocked Jay-Z on his iPod and cut a fresh profile among other politicians a decade or three his senior. They rewarded him by coming out to the polls in greater numbers than any other group of young...