The Generation Gap and the Future of American Politics

The Generation Gap and the Future of American Politics

The generation gap in the 2018 congressional election — the largest in history — offers a peek at what the contours of American politics could look like for decades to come. Here are the key takeaways. We’re seeing the largest partisan age gap ever. We’ve...
Millennials: Allergic to Politics?

Millennials: Allergic to Politics?

If gun control becomes the gateway issue that entices distrustful millennials into the voting booth, America is in for a makeover. Never before has this country produced a generation with political views and demographic traits so different from those of its elders. On...

The Baby Boomers’ Unfinished Business

The following is an excerpt from my new essay in the Democracy Journal. Why should I care about posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?” In an era when sweeping demographic change has created a racial, economic, cultural, and political chasm between the...

Can Intergenerational Activism Unite Us?

Encore.org recently published an essay by Paul Taylor titled, “Intergenerational Activism: In a Divided America, a Tonic for All Ages.” This post is excerpted from the longer essay, which you can find here. Aging and racial diversity – the two great 21st century...