(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 President at...

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? Over...

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...

Free College: The Answer to Liberating Millions of Debt-Stricken Americans

BY: MARK MIZELL, SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR As a high school senior, I have begun the grueling process of applying to colleges, and upon applying to my top three picks I have noticed a constant: the cost. So now amid the thumb twiddling and nail biting as I await a response,...

Christine Blasey Ford Redefines Political Morality

[lead]null[/lead]BY: ALEXANDRA MADARAS, EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR   If you’ve recently been haunted by the voice of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh proclaiming his love for beer, you’re not alone. Over the past weeks, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of...

Free Speech on Campus: A Proposal for Open Discourse

Note: This article was originally submitted to The Economist by the author as part of the Open Future essay contest. BY: JAMES HAN, MANAGING EDITOR The 2016 presidential election revealed deep political divides in the United States. While the chasm between the right...

NGP’s Katelyn Goodpaster Interviews John Gable

John Gable is a co-founder of Allsides (allsides.com), a site that intends to remove media bias on political issues. Next Generation Politics interviewed him to learn more about the source, and the man behind it. After reading this article, we encourage you to check...

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...