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Sun Apr 10, 2016, 11:11 AM

Moving Left

TBF Note: I think the interesting thing about this (besides republicans and democrats both raising children who are turning out to be much more liberal), is that it has happened during a time of increased terrorism and income inequality. The children are working out the causes and coming to their own conclusions. And they are moving left.

It turns out young Republicans are also likely to be to the left of older Republicans, according to a new study from Gary C. Jacobson, a political scientist at the University of California San Diego.

The Coming Left-Wing Majority

More and more young people are rejecting the politics of fear and moving left.
by Corey Robin 4/10/16

So much of liberalsí orientation these past five decades has been shaped by the rise of the Right; by the sense that the United States is really, truly, in its heart of hearts, a center-right country; that the people who elected Nixon, Reagan, and Bush really are the permanent majority.

But a lot of demographic research is showing that this is radically changing among younger voters. Not just in the Democratic Party, where younger voters are moving, galloping, to the left, but also among younger Republican voters, who are far less conservative than their Republican elders ...

More here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/04/america-left-alignment-right-neoliberalism-liberalism/

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