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Obama Losing Millennials

December 4, 2013

The latest Harvard youth poll showed that the most hopey-changey age demographic in America is having a change of heart.  The 18-29 year-old demographic observed in the survey showed only 41% approve of the President’s job performance at present — an 11-point drop since April. This could be important.  The President’s demonstrable actions will not [...]

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Nothing New: Gen X in a Retirement Bind

June 2, 2013

Yesterday I read an article from ABC News, saying that the Great Recession’s impact on Generation X’s pocket book will impact the rest of their lives, particularly in their retirement years, in a negative way. The Boomers will suck the system dry due to their sheer numbers, and the Millennials will shape a new system [...]

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Just Cocky College Kids or “Deluded Narcissists”

January 10, 2013

An exhaustive study indicates that Millennials, those who were born from c. 1982-1999, have a wildly inflated sense of self-infatuation and a notable overconfidence.  When asked about their abilities, their “above average” attitude didn’t match their level of achievement. But is this study just a reflection of college students being college students or is there [...]

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Misguided Millennial Analysis

July 17, 2012

The Daily Beast has posted an article appearing in Newsweek that calls the Millennial generation “Generation Screwed,” going on for three pages about how the Millennial’s future prospects are pretty terrible:  sparse jobs, lots of college debt, little home ownership, delayed marriage, few children, tendency towards redistributionism, etc.  While I can’t argue with the realities [...]

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Teacher Calls Out “Special” Generation

June 8, 2012

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr. made some news with his commencement address to graduating seniors last weekend.  Known for being plain-spoken and blunt, McCullough literally said to them, “You’re not special.  You’re not exceptional.”  He went on:  “Think about this: even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 [...]

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What’s a Slacker to Do?

August 13, 2011

Every generation has some positive and negative characteristics they’re known for.  In my case, Gen Xers may be street savvy, pragmatic and shrewd (all useful social survival skills), but we can be a bunch of disinterested slackers too. Why not?  Our formative years in the ’70s and ’80s where those where childhood was an ideal, [...]

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Depressed? It Might Be Facebook’s Fault!

March 28, 2011

I was not surprised to read an article this morning about how “Facebook Depression” is a growing concern amongst today’s youth and that parents need to look for the signs.  Not only do Millennials have to worry about the impending (and laughable) “Quarter-life Crisis“, but now there’s a pre-teen/teen crisis (possibly) caused by Facebook lurking [...]

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A Back-Handed Gen X Compliment

October 28, 2010

Is there any other kind?  As a proud member of Generation X, it was neat to read this in Christopher Orlet’s article on the American Spectator blog today: My generation — Generation X — may not have lived through the Great Depression, defeated communism and fascism, and made America the greatest nation on earth, but [...]

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Millennials Yawn While Nation Slips

August 13, 2010

Here’s an article by Nicole Russell writing for the American Spectator that smacks Millennial’s* political apathy around a bit.  An under-30 crowd being more interested in trendy fluff than substantive issues that affect them is hardly news, but I love picking on Millennials, especially since they were all sorts of “hopey changey” in the 2008 [...]

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Media Addiction: Are You Hooked?

April 25, 2010

The University of Maryland recently completed a study called “24 Hours: Unplugged,” where they asked 200 students to go 24 hours without any kind of media whatsoever — no cellphones, no Blackberries, no texting, no IM-ing, no Internet in general, and no TV (as best as could be avoided).  Nothing.  So, in essence, these kids [...]

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Student Protest Over Tuition Hike at UCLA

November 19, 2009

I love when Millennials protest at college!  Here’s the most famous (and my favorite) moment in Millennial protest history.  Please, tase him again. Well, here’s a group of college kids at UCLA reacting to a tuition hike in the only way they can — yell loudly, aggravate the cops into reacting, and whine about it [...]

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“Quarter-Life Crisis” Hits Young People

September 27, 2009

I am generally not a fan of the Millennial Generation (born c. 1982-1999) because they’ve mostly been coddled by their helicopter parents, they’ve had the bar lowered in regards to failing in school, and they expect success and rewards simply for showing up.  Their sense of entitlement is a little scary.  Glued to the Internet and feeling that [...]

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Get Seniors Opposing Obamacare and it’s Toast

August 5, 2009

“Make the anti-Obamacare argument about seniors and watch them vote the right way next year” is one notion I’ve started hearing from conservative circles on how to expand the anti-Obamacare grassroots base.  Helping in this effort is an ad that Dick Morris wants you to see which focuses on seniors: After following his four-step process for action [...]

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Top 10 List of Annoying Millennial Habits

March 27, 2009

Quin Hillyer from American Spectatorhas been spot on lately.  Here’s his latest piece ripping on the bad habits of Millennials and late X-ers (or as he calls them, the “under 30” crowd). I teach Millennials and laughed out loud most of the way down the page!  Millennials, as the “Baby Boom Echo” or ”Echo Boomers,” suffer from [...]

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Clip of the Week: Julio’s Moment of Ecstacy

February 13, 2009

With the stimulus debacle ready to become law and damn us all to a budget nightmare, I thought a little Friday humor is in order.  So here goes:  Which of the following choices best describes the following clip: A.  a clear sign of the apocalypse, as some believe the Christ has indeed returned. B.  an indication that [...]

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The Red v. Blue State Dynamic

March 22, 2008

I found this article by Michael Barone, political guru whose wisdom is usually spot on, where for the first time I read a piece addressing a thought I’ve had for a while: is this whole Red v. Blue state-thing a Bush phenomenon?  Barone makes an argument that no, it’s not totally a George W. Bush [...]

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