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...
On Presidents’ Day, Let’s Reach for the Stars

On Presidents’ Day, Let’s Reach for the Stars

  Nearly 50 years ago, President Kennedy’s bold dream to land on the moon was realized. I can recall exactly where I was on July 20, 1969, watching Neil Armstrong describe his “one small step” on the moon’s surface as a “giant leap for mankind.” Brennan’s...
Expanding Choices in Later Life, On Your Terms

Expanding Choices in Later Life, On Your Terms

On a recent podcast, Andi Simon, author of On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights, asked me to describe my path to becoming an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work. I told a story about my move into gerontological...