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...

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

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...

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

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...

Why are we so divided?

Well, it's not as bad as you think - A Next Generation Politics and Better Angels Podcast Imagine this: there’s an uncompromising rift in your household. Your mother and brother invariably want to order pizza for dinner, while you and your father never cease to demand...

Why are we so divided? Well, it's not as bad as you think – A Next Generation Politics and Better Angels Podcast

Imagine this: there’s an uncompromising rift in your household. Your mother and brother invariably want to order pizza for dinner, while you and your father never cease to demand sushi. No other options. Just pizza and sushi. You don’t understand why anyone would want...