A Path Towards Medicare for All

By: Todd Lu Universal Health Care: A Once Bipartisan Initiative President Theodore Roosevelt once said of universal health care in the United States: “The health and vitality of our people are at least as well worth conserving as their forests, waters, lands, and...

The State of Our Union

The State of Our Union By Mateo Portelli, Director of Publications, with contribution from Alexandra Madaras and Chloe Wiley Madam Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, my Fellow Americans: I speak to...

SOTU: Generation Z’s Take

The State of the Union has been a time-honored tradition since George Washington first gave this address to Congress in 1790. While Article II Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that the President inform Congress about the current state of America – be that...

The Next Step in the Fight for Diversity in Media

BY: TODD LU, CONTRIBUTOR Three years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their nominees for the Oscars that year, which included twenty nominees in four different acting categories. Immediately after the nominees were announced, the Academy...

(Re)Defining Populism

BY: TODD LU, CONTRIBUTOR I was seven years old on what seemed like a typical school day when I saw a big television screen in my first-grade classroom broadcasting CNN. I didn’t realize it then, but my first-grade teacher’s decision to let us watch the TV screen the...

Remembering George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018

Ask about who the late George H.W. Bush was, and the average American will in all likelihood give you one of two answers: 1. He was the father of George W. Bush or 2. He was a U.S. President (never mind what he actually did as President, just that he was...

Olavo de Carvalho: The Danger of Ignoring Ideas

BY: DANIEL LOBO, CONTRIBUTOR Auto-da-Fé was written in the early 1930s by Elias Canetti, who later went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Its protagonist, Dr. Peter Kien, is a sinologist of World fame (or at least we are told so) who has the largest private...

OP-ED: The Paradox of Celebrity Endorsements

Taylor Swift for Phil Bredesen, Common for Stacey Abrams, or Tracee Ellis Ross for Andrew Gillum. Celebrities were ubiquitous on the campaign trail this midterm season, but this is by no means a new trend. Historians have traced celebrities’ active role in campaigns...

Proposed Executive Order Targets Americans Born to Non-Citizens

BY: ALEXANDRA MADARAS, EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR “I am an American citizen, and I consider myself an American.”   For children born to immigrants, American citizenship has often been synonymous with American identity.  What happens when that identity is threatened?...

Mass Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue: An Ironic Tale of Death and Familiarity

BY: NICK SAWICKI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Upon first hearing about the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, my initial reaction was one of utter shock. Parkland, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook - I was around for those tragedies and remember feeling...

A Path Towards Medicare for All

By: Todd Lu Universal Health Care: A Once Bipartisan Initiative President Theodore Roosevelt once said of universal health care in the United States: “The health and vitality of our people are at least as well worth conserving as their forests, waters, lands, and...

SOTU: Generation Z’s Take

The State of the Union has been a time-honored tradition since George Washington first gave this address to Congress in 1790. While Article II Section 3 of the Constitution mandates that the President inform Congress about the current state of America – be that...

The Next Step in the Fight for Diversity in Media

BY: TODD LU, CONTRIBUTOR Three years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed their nominees for the Oscars that year, which included twenty nominees in four different acting categories. Immediately after the nominees were announced, the Academy...

(Re)Defining Populism

BY: TODD LU, CONTRIBUTOR I was seven years old on what seemed like a typical school day when I saw a big television screen in my first-grade classroom broadcasting CNN. I didn’t realize it then, but my first-grade teacher’s decision to let us watch the TV screen the...

Olavo de Carvalho: The Danger of Ignoring Ideas

BY: DANIEL LOBO, CONTRIBUTOR Auto-da-Fé was written in the early 1930s by Elias Canetti, who later went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Its protagonist, Dr. Peter Kien, is a sinologist of World fame (or at least we are told so) who has the largest private...

A Letter From Our Founder

  I’m excited to share with you that Next Generation Politics (NGP) is preparing for what we hope will be our strongest year yet! For our first two years, NGP has been entirely youth-led. For a bunch of high schoolers with empty wallets and big mouths, we’ve...