Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Face Of Climate Justice, Empowering the Climate Activists of Today

The 116th Congress convened with the most diverse group of members in history on January 3, 2019. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (popularly known as AOC) entered with no seniority as the youngest member ever elected. Cortez was a bartender and waitress just months before...

The Mistake We Made with Mandatory Minimums

The Criminal Justice system in the United States was based on the idea that once people served their time, they would be able to come back into society as fully functioning members. Rehabilitation was the name of the game and was what we pursued. Of course, there...

Saving the planet is on us. Or is it?

As more and more damning climate change data is revealed, a sense of existential dread is beginning to capture young people’s visions of the future. While the UN Governmental Panel on Climate Change proposed a twelve-year deadline on irreversible climate damage in...

Restore The World Before Restoring A Church

Two weeks ago, on April 15, 2019, the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames. The beautiful spire and a large portion of the roof were destroyed in the fire, causing black smoke to fall over the city of Paris. The aftermath of the fire was...

Notre Dame coverage highlights media bias; social media to the rescue

Within minutes of flames engulfing the Notre Dame Cathedral, cable television was on the story. As millions watched, CNN flashed the number of firefighters battling the blaze, while BBC World News sent reporters to gauge the reactions of Parisians on the far bank of...

A Path Towards a More Equal College Admissions System – Generation Z’s Take

It's been about a month since the largest college admissions scandal broke out into the mainstream media. The scandal involved wealthy parents and coaches at elite colleges and universities, as well as independent counselors who provided services to connect these...

2020 Presidential Election: The First Vote Is the Sweetest

Candidates for the upcoming presidential election have begun to capture the attention of Americans – those eager to usher Donald Trump out of office and those poised to re-elect him. On cable news, Twitter, and political podcasts, a storm of opinions is already...

India & Pakistan: Yesterday’s History in Today’s Context

BY: SACHI MADAN, DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS I’m writing this article while sitting at a Coffee Bean at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, on my way home to Seattle after visiting my family in Chandigarh, India. We’ve been in a state of frenzy for the past couple...

Next Generation Politics Celebrates National Speech and Debate Education Day!

New York City, New York (March 1, 2019) – Next Generation Politics (NGP) is happy to celebrate National Speech and Debate Education Day on Friday, March 1st, 2019. NGP is also proud to recognize National Officer and Director of Publications Mateo Portelli as one of...

Putting Politics in Black History Month

My name is Alliyah Logan and I am a 16-year-old Jamaican American youth activist and intersectional feminist from New York City. It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month. Black culture and people have always been a crucial aspect of American politics and...

A Path Towards Medicare for All

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 minerals, and in...

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

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 faced criticism on Twitter...

(Re)Defining Populism

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 entire school day was her...

Olavo de Carvalho: The Danger of Ignoring Ideas

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 library in Vienna and lives a...

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...