The Slacker Mandate and the Safety-Pin Generation
Newsflash, kids: Things aren’t free. Things cost money. And “free” things provided to you by the government cost other people’s money.
Donald Trump gets it — somewhat. He vows to repeal Obamacare’s most burdensome federal mandates that …
Overthinking Why Young Voters Don’t Love Hillary
One of the few silver linings, if Donald Trump were actually to win the election, would be watching liberal pundits who have marinated in smug since he emerged as a threat to win the nomination suddenly dissolve in abject panic. …
Time for Hillary Clinton to Worry About Young Voters
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Time for Hillary Clinton to Worry About Winning Over Young Voters
Democrats always have a big advantage among young voters, right? That supposition at the heart of this Los Angeles Times story …
Will Conservatives Court Millennials?
The Sanders campaign is ending with a whimper. As the dust settles on the Democratic primaries, the Vermont senator is meeting with Hillary Clinton and talking up the importance of local politics. The defiance is mostly gone now. He’s …
Fellow Millennials: Don’t Be Deceived by Democratic Socialism
Bernie Sanders has prompted a new trend: Millennial-splaining of the term “democratic socialism.”
“Bernie isn’t a socialist, he’s a democratic socialist!” Millennials explain, with an eye roll. “It’s about the people retaking control from greedy corporations and …
A Note to Entitled Millennials in the Workplace: Give Humility a Try
Imagine for a moment that you’re a middle-level manager, mentoring and leading an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of young employees. Some stay. Some go. But as is typically the case with entry-level positions, turnover is a constant problem. You want to …
Watch Jillian Melchior Destroy Charlie Gasparino
For those of you impatiently awaiting Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino’s latest bout of vehemently refusing to let women half his age wear his jock strap, some good news. In yesterday’s episode of Cavuto Coast to Coast, Gasparino continued his …
Get Ready for the Neo-Neoconservatives
For Daniel Patrick Moynihan, it was the racism charges that broke the camel’s back. His famous 1965 report on the pathologies of black culture landed him in a hornet’s nest. “I was not a bigot,” he wrote later, “but …
Of Course Hillary Clinton Has a Problem with Millennials
This week, The Atlantic had a story about how Millennials may cost Hillary Clinton the election. Yesterday, both NPR and the Wall Street Journal reported she is reaching out to Millennials in an effort to change that trend. Meanwhile, many …
The Rise of the Anti-Millennial Conservative Millennial
The lamentations of older generations about the deficiencies of their children are a hallowed tradition. Everyone, everywhere seems at some point to reach the age where the sight of young people makes them want to mutter, “You kids get off …
Carl’s Rock Songbook No. 119: Today’s Sounds of the Sixties
As indicated in “My Second Psychedelic Revival,” 2008-to-the present has seen a significant burst of indie-rock creativity, and much of it has a mid-to-late 60s feel to it. There is an entire folk-oriented scene, a number of bands whose fondness …
Campus Whiners Keep Winning
Folks who champion common sense, free speech and the value of teaching young people about the harsh realities of life experienced a series of setbacks on campuses nationwide recently.
A fall career fair this week at the University of California-Irvine …
‘Christian Millennials’ — Not an Oxymoron
Christianity is in decline. The “Nones” are ascendant. And Millennials are the driving force for the entire demographic disruption. So says the prevailing coverage of the latest Pew Research Center survey released in May. Millennials are leaving Christianity at a …
Carl’s Rock Songbook No. 95, Woods: “Moving to the Left”
[NOTE: There was a technical difficulty issue in the transition to the new NRO that caused three of my earliest posts to be lost. Two were the Rock Songbook posts No. 96 and No. 97, which I recently reposted, and the third ...