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  • As a millennial, how can I understand and work with a Gen X-er?

    04/22/2015 12:12:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Fortune ^ | April 22, 2015 | Answer by Mira Zaslove on Quora
    As an Xer, I’ve worked with and managed many millennials. And as Michael O. Church writes, people are people. Yet, there are times when knowing a little about each generation has helped me understand a colleague. When generalizing about any group, it’s first necessary to recognize that not everybody in any particular group acts like everyone else. There is often just as much variation within each group, as there is between groups.
  • Millennials Don’t Want to Join Unions, Here’s Why

    04/13/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jared Meyer
    Unions are in trouble. Membership is declining, public pension plans are dangerously underfunded, and young workers are not interested in diverting a portion of their paychecks to dues that offer them few benefits in return. Half the states have passed “right to work” legislation that says that workers cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. In the face of these challenges, the union membership rate has fallen to a 100-year low. Membership rates continue to fall as traditionally unionized industries such as steel and textiles move offshore and younger workers choose the non-union sector. Only...
  • Here's how much money millennials are earning in each state

    04/07/2015 1:50:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2015 | Kathleen Elkins
    Millennials aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. They came of age during tough economic times — student debt has reached an all-time high and the job market is more competitive than ever. While this is bad news for the millennial generation as a whole, it is especially so for millennial women, who still face a gender wage gap. The Institute for Women's Policy Research recently analyzed data from the US government and released a report that provides state by state comparisons of women's earnings and several compelling charts. One of the charts reveals...
  • For millennials, homosexuality more acceptable than casual sex

    03/30/2015 10:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/29/2015 | Aaron Blake
    Acceptance of gay marriage has long been a matter of when, rather than if -- in large part thanks to younger generations being overwhelmingly in favor.But just how quickly are views of homosexuality changing from generation to generation? A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute has some insights.The poll tested how millennials (ages 18 to 34) view various sexual behaviors, including homosexuality. And about equal numbers say homosexuality is morally wrong (38 percent) and morally acceptable (42 percent). Another 13 percent say it depends on the situation, while 7 percent declined to answer.What's most interesting, though, is when...
  • What Is the Future of Gen-X Manhood? Adam Carolla Vs Chuck Palahniuk?

    03/15/2015 2:57:19 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 26, 2015 | Mark Ellis
    Submitted again for consideration, Adam Carolla, born as his very cohort, Generation X, was beginning in 1964. Joining him in this chapter is writer Chuck Palahniuk, born in 1962, another prominent Gen X cultural figure. Consider now, as the swath of humanity that followed the boomers reaches full majority, in fullest possession of its powers, how variant Carolla/Palahniuk countercultures confront what we see on the horizon. How will the legacy of Generation X be written from this point forward? How will a generation’s power-players and cultural icons impact, for example, policymaking on healthcare, strategies for dealing with the radical Islamist...
  • Princeton-based Study: American Millennials are among the world's least skilled

    03/11/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 03/11/2015 | Anne Fisher
    Surprised? So were the researchers who tested and compared workers in 23 countries. We hear about the superior tech savvy of people born after 1980 so often that we tend to assume it must be true. But is it? Researchers at Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) expected it to be when they administered a test called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). Sponsored by the OECD, the test was designed to measure the job skills of adults, aged 16 to 65, in 23 countries. When the results were analyzed by age group and nationality, ETS got...
  • Millennial Evangelicals push for full inclusion of LGBT Christians

    02/24/2015 6:32:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 20, 2015 | Harry Bruinius
    When Pastor Adam Phillips moved across the country with his wife two years ago and planted a new congregation in Portland, Ore., he was heeding the call of his Christian roots, an Evangelical Covenant tradition that today has a primary mission “to reach young people, engage a growing multiethnic population, and develop vibrant local churches that make disciples.” “Pastor Adam,” as his congregation at Christ Church: Portland calls him, was well suited for such a mission. Young, familiar as much with Tumblr as with theological tomes, and a former director of faith mobilization for the ONE Campaign, the antipoverty group...
  • Millennials for Jeb: The perfect confused Web site for a politically confused generation

    02/17/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-17-2015 | Philip Bump
    There is a lot to be confused by at the new Web site, Millennials for Jeb. Millennials, who are officially* referred to as #Millennials, often shun the sort of aggregated group identity that's implied by a call for the entire generation to vote for the former Florida governor. And yet, here's a Web site encouraging all however-many-million of them to turn out and vote. For Jeb. "Despite the potential to be a real political force, only 21% of Millennials cast a ballot in the 2014 election," the site reads. "We believe this shows that the current political system does not...
  • Social Media is Making Us Anti-Social

    01/31/2015 10:06:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many others, I have jumped on board the Timehop train. Timehop is an app that presents itself as “a time capsule of you,” and digs up social media activity from years past on that day from connected apps—Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Normally, these posts are funny or cringe-worthy—let’s just say I was a big fan of posting song lyrics as Facebook statuses during my teen years—but today I saw one that gave me pause: My first thought was, “wait…who do I know that died six years ago today?” Eventually I figured it out: it was a patient I had...
  • Wasted youth and the best comedy movies - a minor break from the daily fare(Vanity)

    01/14/2015 9:34:54 AM PST · by reed13k · 193 replies
    Me | Me
    Okay so I recently hired a few recent college grads in technical roles and a conversation was struck up at the end of the day. The conversation was a result of a missed movie reference during another conversation earlier in the day. The type of thing where you assume some level of common culture so you don't have to explain in more detail. What follows in my comment was the result and follow-on question for my fellow Freepers.
  • Refusing to Stay Silent: A Millennial Case for Marriage

    12/22/2014 1:08:48 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5/13/13 | Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. and Andrew T. Walker
    The media claim we don’t exist. OK, that’s a slight exaggeration. But after all, we’re Millennials, born during the Reagan administration. We’re supposed to be of the generation that is embracing same-sex marriage in droves. Instead, we’re standing strong on upholding the truth about what marriage is. We’ve been asked—repeatedly—whether the position we’re promoting is pointless. Are we willing to endure cultural scorn for holding to a position as supposedly outmoded as natural marriage? Politicos and pundits offer hyperbolic missives on how conservatives are losing young Americans, who are likely to be more libertarian on social issues. The preferred talking...
  • Good News on Young People and Gun Control

    12/18/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically share polling data on issues ranging from which nations most support capitalism to the degree to which government is a leading cause of stress.Or how about the poll of Americans on the best and worst Presidents since World War II, or the survey data on what share of government spending is wasted.Today, weÂ’re going to expand on that collection by reviewing some potential good news about attitudes of young people and attitudes about guns. But this isnÂ’t about how young people owning guns, or how they feel about guns.Instead, weÂ’re going to review two separate pieces of information,...
  • Grades, Finals and Protests (Snowflakes Wanted No Failures for Semester)

    12/17/2014 9:59:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | December 17, 2014 | Scott Jaschik
    The "Black Lives Matter" protest movement continues to reverberate on campuses. At Oberlin College this week, the president rejected a petition signed by more than 1,000 students demanding no failing grades this semester. Student activism over decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers for the deaths of unarmed back men in Missouri and New York remains strong. And unlike most student protest movements, this one has extended into finals -- and has some students asking for flexibility on grades or exams, and others taking the unusual step of protesting in libraries during a period when student stress about...
  • Why Are Millennials More Pro-Life Than Their Parents' Generation?

    12/14/2014 9:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2014 | Melissa Barnhart
    Millennials are increasingly more pro-life and supportive of restrictions on abortion than their parents' generation, according to polling data taken over the last decade, and pro-life leader credit medical technology for this growing trend. Lila Rose, president of the pro-life group Live Action, told The Christian Post in a recent interview that advances in ultrasound technology is just one of the many reasons why teenagers and people in their 20s are joining the movement. "There's a window into the womb with ultrasound. Just having the look into the womb you can see, even in the first trimester, the early development...
  • Millennials

    12/10/2014 5:35:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Time is money. And the Millennial generation, which is now making headlines for its low savings rate, seems to have missed that lesson completely. Astoundingly, a new study by Moody's Analytics says most adults under age 35 have a savings rate of negative 2 percent! In fact, Millennials are taking on so much debt, and saving so little, that their net worth is actually declining as a group. It's become a lifestyle habit to spend all you earn -- and more. Just look around the fancy restaurants, the chic hotel bars, the designer clothing stores -- and you will see...
  • Obama Loses Support Among White Millennials

    12/09/2014 11:13:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    gallup.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- President Barack Obama's job approval rating in 2014 among white 18- to 29-year-olds is 34%, three points higher than among whites aged 30 and older. This is the narrowest approval gap between the president's previously strong support base of white millennials and older white Americans since Obama took office.
  • Ted Cruz, Ashley Judd and Others to Address Millenial Summit (Tomorrow, Tuesday December 2nd)

    12/01/2014 3:25:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Roll Call's The Hill Blotter Blog ^ | December 1, 2014 | Bridget Bowman
    More than 400 young people from across the country will descend on Capitol Hill Tuesday to hear how Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, actress Ashley Judd and other lawmakers will address issues relating to the so-called millennial generation. “We wanted to send a strong message that bipartisanship for millennials is not reserved for the centrists or for the moderates … [It] also includes those on the far left and the far right,” Steven Olikara, president of the Millenial Action Project, said in a phone interview. “And it also reflects the strength of this movement to bring unlikely partners together in service...
  • 24 Reasons Why Millennials Are Screaming Mad About Our Unfair Economy

    11/17/2014 11:28:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/15/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Do you want to know why Millennials seem so angry? We promised them that if they worked hard, stayed out of trouble and got good grades that they would be able to achieve the "American Dream". We told them not to worry about accumulating very high levels of student loan debt because there would be good jobs waiting for them at the end of the rainbow once they graduated. Well, it turns out that we lied to them. Nearly half of all Millennials are spending at least half of their paychecks to pay off debt, more than 30 percent of...
  • Why Millenials Rejected Obama

    11/10/2014 6:55:49 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/10/2014 | Kristoff Ott
    Youth culture has become the dominant popular culture upon which most of Western society fixates. Technology has created virtual public spaces thus increasing popular culture’s perceived ubiquity. Any object or totem that can successfully package itself as "novel" acts as a metallic fishing lure. Often within hours the object is existentially justified as "popular" because it appears to be "popular", creating a feedback-loop.
  • Everything Millennials Need To Know About Politics And Economics in 25 Quotes

    10/25/2014 5:19:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    1) No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind. — Thomas Sowell2) We tolerate, even promote, many things we once regarded as evil, wrong, or immoral. And then we seek “explanations” for an act that seems beyond comprehension. Remove societal restraints on some evils and one can expect the demons to be freed to conduct other evil acts. —Cal Thomas3) What would...
  • Tattoo removal business booming as inked teens grow up

    10/16/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    The year is 2001. Eighteen-year-old Rees Barnett impulsively walks into a tattoo parlour and picks the trendiest designs off the wall display: a tribal arm band and a shoulder tribal tattoo. But over the years, both those symbols quickly went from cool to ​cliché, leaving Barnett with tattoo regret. “Unfortunately, I can’t blame it on booze,” he said. “[It's] one of those bad decisions that you wake up and realize, oh crap, I’m stuck with these.” Now, at age 32, the pension fund analyst is erasing this part of his past at Precision Laser Tattoo Removal in Toronto. A technician...
  • Viva la Vida: Homeland Version

    10/13/2014 6:11:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-13-2014 | MOTUS
    Heads up people! It’s time to name another generation. And since there has been an ongoing fight over who falls into which generation, the White House has stepped in to resolve this controversy. Yes, none other than the White House has weighed in to determine what the next generation is to be called and in what year that designation should commence. So don’t tell me we aren’t attending to business around here.While the chart says “Census Bureau” at the bottom remember that since the Age of Obama “Census” reports directly to the White House.I note that the WWII generation is...
  • Millennials, Hollywood Is Lying To You About Work And Success (Part 2)

    09/13/2014 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I once knew a guy who wanted to be a singer. I didn’t think he could sing very well, but in all fairness, that never stopped Justin Bieber. In any case, I inquired as to whether he was in a band. He said, “no.” I asked whether he had a demo tape. Nope, he didn’t. I wondered if he was regularly performing anywhere or getting lessons. Uh-uh, he wasn’t. Baffled, I asked him how he expected to become a singer without doing any of those things. He told me that he was hoping to be “discovered” by someone in the...
  • If millennials are jerks, blame the baby boomers

    09/03/2014 8:12:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rick Newman
    Many problems with kids can be traced to their parents. So why have millennials been singled out as a uniquely depraved generation? Weren’t they raised by somebody? For those who may have missed the latest skirmish in America’s generational warfare, a new survey by marketing firm DDB finds millennials — those between 19 and 34 years old, more or less — may be more venal and self-aggrandizing than older folks. They’re more likely to consider themselves workaholics — even with a work ethic their elders find lacking — and a scandalous 27% of millennials say they’d take credit for a...
  • Dear Millennials: Hollywood, Your Favorite Bands, and Your College Professors

    08/26/2014 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I feel sorry for Millennials. We are leaving them an almost insurmountable debt, an American Dream that seems tarnished, and chances are, they're not going to have it as good as their parents. However, we've done something even worse to these kids. We've left far too much of their education in life to Hollywood, musicians, and college professors who've passed on a skewed view of the world. Not only have most of these kids never been told the truth about how the world works, they've been told that anyone who even tries to tell them the truth should be immediately...
  • Purchasing Power Sits Idle in the Basement

    07/30/2014 2:30:38 PM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 6 replies
    Economy and Markets ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Rodney Johnson
    Studying and understanding demographic trends is critical when predicting generational spending patterns and long-term economic trends in our economy and markets. The Pew Research Center estimates that in 2012, 57 million Americans lived in multi-generational households, which is defined as two or more adult generations under the same roof. This is more than twice the number of people in such arrangements in 1980. To be clear, no one thinks there’s a rush to bring the aging parents of boomers back into the family home. This is all about the kids who, at this point, have finished their education but...
  • Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

    07/27/2014 5:06:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB – loud, fast and alive. In contrast, liberalism is the headliner at a state fair concert. It’s Foghat, serenading its anesthetized fans as America slow rides into decline. Back in the 70s, the Ramones put a steel-toed boot into the behind of a fat, flabby rock 'n roll world that has lost its way. That's what conservatives are doing today to American politics and culture. And the dinosaur rockers of the status quo hate it. But some things have changed. Back in the 70’s, it was alienated young people leading the way, yet today’s...
  • Nuclear (family) alarm! Mayor Bloomberg's daughter is the face of America's millenials

    07/25/2014 8:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Georgina Bloomberg is the face of the millennials — a generation of young adults unfazed by the old rules of morality. At age 31, the elder of billionaire former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s two daughters is a professional equestrienne who, in December, gave birth to a son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana, by her horseback- riding beau, the Argentine-born Ramiro Quintana, 37. And if you thought the arrival of a bouncing bundle of joy might propel the heiress to gallop to the nearest chuppah, you’d be mistaken. “I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get married,’’ Georgina Bloomberg told Hamptons magazine. “It’s...
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • One Year of Fracking in CO, Creates More Jobs than Obama’s Entire Economy Has for Millennials

    07/21/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007. What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight? His administration is spending up to $1,000 a day caring for illegal immigrant children carrying measles, mumps, scabies, lice, chicken pox, strep throat and tuberculosis. Meanwhile, legal American citizens with law degrees are living with their parents and struggling to find jobs that even pay minimum wage. Describing the influx of undocumented...
  • Meet the Millennials (Reason-Rupe poll)

    07/17/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-10-14 | Emily Ekins
    American millennials, ages 18-29, are one of the largest, most diverse cohorts in the nation’s history. Fifty-six percent self-identify as Caucasian, 19 percent as Hispanic, 15 percent as African-American or black, six percent as Asian, and four percent as another race. In contrast, 73 percent of their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, are white, 10 percent are Hispanic, 11 percent are black, and four percent are Asian. Millennials are also more likely to be members of families who have more recently come to the United States. The Pew Research Center reports that 14 percent of millennials were born outside of...
  • The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives (Ultra Barf Alert)

    07/15/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 14 July 2014 | Ana marie Cox
    Conservatives are stuck in a perpetual outrage loop. The reappearance of Todd Akin, the horror-movie villain immortality of Sarah Palin, the unseemly celebration of the Hobby Lobby decision – these all speak to a chorus of "la-la-la-can't-hear-you" loud enough to drown out the voice of an entire generation. Late last week, the Reason Foundation released the results of a poll about that generation, the millennials; its signature finding was the confirmation of a mass abandonment of social conservatism and the GOP. This comes at a time when the conservative movement is increasingly synonymous with mean-spirited, prank-like and combative activism and...
  • Socialism Punk’d You, Millennials

    07/14/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    “Here’s your drink, darling,” the bartender said with a smile. He seemed upbeat as he made drinks and greeted customers. “Do you like your job?” I asked him. “I hate it,” he confessed. “Honestly, I hate my job.” I keep running into young people who put on a show of being happy with their lives but, when probed a bit, quickly concede that their smiles mask trials. A few days ago, I met a young woman who told me she works as a hairdresser at two different salons while seeking work in her desired field. The next day, I met...
  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/12/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/12/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Must Evangelical churches change or downplay their position on homosexuality to attract millennials? Millennials, generally defined as those ages 18 to mid-30s, are the most supportive of redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, many polls show. A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll had their support at 69 percent, the highest of any age group. Even among self-described Evangelicals, the millennials showed the highest level of support at 43 percent (though the poll only included white Evangelicals), compared to 33 percent for generation X, 22 percent for Baby Boomers and 19 percent for those 68 and older. The poll also...
  • Why 9-5 Wont Work For Millennials

    06/30/2014 3:55:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 6-30-14 | Kern Carter
    My mother is sixty something and anxiously counting down the days till she could retire her nurses uniform for good. She's been working consistently for 40 years, and when she speaks of retiring I can sense relief still mixed with a bit of anxiety. The sense of relief is obvious, but it boggles me that after 40 years of dedicated work, rarely calling in sick and in fact winning awards for her diligence and treatment of patients, that my mother is still concerned about whether or not she will be financially secure once she calls it quits. I see the...
  • Where Do Millennials Attend Church?

    06/26/2014 5:40:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | June 26, 2014 | Chelsen Vicari
    The nation’s capital is filled with huge, sanctuaries waving rainbow-colored banners outside proclaiming the congregations’ affirmation of homosexual lifestyles. Yet they are, largely, empty on Sunday mornings. On the other hand, new conservative churches-some with liturgy and others with praise bands-are busting at the seams with Millennial attendants. Trying to uncover the reason for this disconnect between affirming liberal churches and welcoming conservative churches, IRD is interviewing pastors of these new conservative churches. Our biggest question raised to each pastor is, “How do you balance traditional Christian teaching with a youth culture?” In case you missed it, there is a...
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • Why Millenials Embrace Oil, Fracking

    06/16/2014 7:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    There’s hope for the future. My generation of Millennials is embracing entrepreneurial oil jobs to keep America’s lights on. On June 2, the Obama administration proposed new carbon regulations calling for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Why 2030? Who knows! It’s an arbitrary date, not a number based on sound science. Coal currently supplies 39 percent of America’s electricity. TIME Magazine reports that Obama’s proposal will promote “fuel switching” from coal to so-called clean forms of energy such as solar. Fuel switching is the politically correct term for putting Americans out of work and the power...
  • The Real Lie: You Aren't WORTH What Your Amazing Female Body Can Do

    05/28/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Kristan Hawkins
    PolicyMic, a news organization that claims to know and report on what matters most to young people, tells readers that their promise is to report on "perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets." Yet, a recent article regurgitated one piece of fiction that almost all of the other media outlets have already showcased ad nauseam. And I can't be the only Millennial who is getting annoyed by the lack of integrity in reporting about my generation. Their recent article, Dear American Women: You Are Being Lied to, lists nine ways in which American women are supposedly being duped by...
  • America’s College Kids Are a Bunch of Mollycoddled Babies: Are they running this country someday?

    05/22/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/22/2014 | By CHESTER E. FINN JR.
    It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry over the demand by U.S. college students for “trigger warnings” to alert them that something they’re about to read or see in one of their classes might traumatize them—apparently a new trend, according to the New York Times. Ditto for off-beat campus sculptures, placards displayed by protesters and more. Poor dears. These are the same kids who would riot in the streets if their colleges asserted any form of in loco parentis when it comes to such old-fashioned concerns as inebriation and fornication. God forbid they should be treated as responsible,...
  • Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies

    05/19/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    When the whole shoddy edifice of the progressive project collapses under its own dead weight, it will largely be because the liberals forgot to breed enough mindless minions to keep shoring it up. The left has always depended on a never-ending parade of credulous children to revitalize its dwindling ranks as the march of time and maturity depletes them. Liberal youth would grow up, look around, realize how progressivism is a disaster, and largely stop buying into the nonsense. But now, young people are wising up earlier. This is bad news for liberals, but great news for America. Our youth...
  • Demographics May Be Destiny -- But Not One Political Direction

    05/13/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Demography is destiny, we are often told, and rightly -- up to a point. The American electorate is made up of multiple identifiable segments, defined in various ways, by race and ethnicity, by age cohort, by region and religiosity (or lack thereof), by economic status and interest. Over time, some segments become larger and some smaller. Some prove to be politically crucial, given the political alignments of the time. Others become irrelevant as they lose cohesion and identity. From the results of the 2008 presidential election, many pundits prophesied a bleak future for the Republican Party, and not implausibly. The...
  • Young Voters in 2014 May Be Less Democratic-Leaning Than in 2010 And 2012

    05/08/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FIVETHIRTYEIGHT ^ | 05/08/2014 | HARRY ENTEN
    Republicans have had a problem with young voters over the past few elections. Mitt Romney lost 18- to 29-year-olds by 26 percentage points in 2012 (after adjusting the exit polls to match the actual result). Romney lost among all voters by just 4 points. In 2010 — a great year for the GOP — House Republicans lost 18- to 29-year-olds by 14 points. They won among all voters by 7 points. That’s why Democrats are hoping to get more young people — who are less likely to vote in midterm elections – to vote in midterm elections. Yet, early polling...
  • Harvard Poll Shows Millennials Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government

    04/30/2014 5:53:19 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 29, 2014 | HUNTER WALKER
    A new poll surveying young Americans' political attitudes released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before. Harvard's poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust...
  • Trust in government declines among young adults

    04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-29-14 | Mario Trujillo
    Trust in nearly every federal government institution has fallen in the last year among young adults, according to a new poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics. The survey of 18-to-29-year-old adults released Tuesday found overall trust in the federal government stands at 20 percent, a 2-point drop since last year....
  • 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...