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New Poll Shows Millennials Are Defecting From the Democratic Party: Reason Roundup

Plus: AT&T on trial, protests over Russian app censorship, migrant caravan comes in peace

John Rudoff/Polaris/NewscomJohn Rudoff/Polaris/NewscomHuge poll of young U.S. voters shows support for Democrats slipping. The mood of the young electorate in America is growing ever more wary of all establishment parties and candidates. The latest evidence of this is a huge new national Reuters/Ipsos poll of young voters. The survey (like many others) shows that young Americans as a whole aren't too keen on the Republican Party or Donald Trump. But they're showing less and less love for the Democratic Party too, with the percentage expressing a preference for Democrats in Congress now falling below a majority.

Picking up the slack is a growing number of young people who are unsure how they feel about the major parties, plan to support third-party candidates, or intend to abstain from voting altogether.

  • Slightly more than a quarter (26 percent) of those surveyed this year did not lean toward either Democratic or Republican candidates—up from 18 percent in 2016.

Reuters/Ipsos surveyed 16,000 18-to-34-year-old registered voters in an online poll that ran from January to March. Pollsters offered the same survey to thousands of young U.S. voters during the first three months of 2016.

  • Since 2016, young voters' stated preference for Democratic candidates fell 9 percentage points, to 46 percent overall.
  • Two years ago, 55 percent of those surveyed said they would vote Democrat and only 27 percent said they would vote Republican.

This year, the percentage of self-professed GOP voters held relatively steady, at 28 percent (in a poll with a margin of error of 1 percentage point). The defectors from the Democrats are now undecideds, independents, and electoral dropouts—a shift most pronounced among white millennials.

"Two years ago, young white people favored Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a margin of 47 to 33 percent," reports Reuters, but "that gap vanished by this year, with 39 percent supporting each party."

The outlier here is white male millennials, who do actually show a strong tilt rightward.

  • In 2016, young white men favored Democrats 48 percent to 36 percent
  • This year, they preferred Republican candidates to Democrats by 46 to 37 percent

All of this "presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency—and will need all the loyalty they can get to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November," Reuters notes.

Last November, an NBC News/GenForward poll found 71 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed said America needs more than two major political parties.

FREE MINDS

Censorship blowback in Russia. Thousands of Russians are reported to be protesting today over their government's decision to block the encrypted messaging service Telegram, a dragnet that not only swept up that app but all sorts of other online services and content.

FREE MARKETS

AT&T/Time Warner merger in court. The fate of AT&T's intended purchase of Time Warner could hang on today's closing arguments in a trial that pits the telecommunications bohemoth—owner of DirecTV—against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The agency is challenging AT&T's right to buy Time Warner under U.S. antitrust law, saying the purchase would throttle competition and raise prices for pay-TV customers. "The federal judge hearing the case is expected to take at least a month to reach a decision," reports The New York Times.

How are AT&T's chances? The DOJ case "has shown signs of strain after a grueling trial," reports Brent Kendall at MarketWatch, "highlighting the difficulty of challenging a merger involving companies that aren't direct competitors." After five weeks of trial, little new has been revealed by the companies and the government's witnesses haven't seemed to impress the judge. Monday's closing arguments "give the Justice Department a final chance to frame its arguments and AT&T...an opportunity to cement its gains," Kendall writes, pointing out that the stakes here are significant:

Should the Justice Department lose, it could embolden companies, including in the media industry, to pursue more transformative deals. A government loss also could prompt it to shy away from future lawsuits against vertical mergers, which combine companies that operate at different rungs of the same industry ladder. Meanwhile, a win for the Justice Department would give antitrust enforcers additional momentum and new court precedent for pushing back against mergers at a time of continuing industry concentration. It could also become a defining legacy for antitrust chief Makan Delrahim, who made the decision to sue AT&T within weeks of taking office.

QUICK HITS

  • After a lot of melodramatic attention to a few hundred Central Americans trekking through Mexico with intent to seek asylum in the U.S., the migrant "caravan" arrived and was met by border security without incident. "After a final briefing from lawyers and minutes before they were to begin a short walk to the border crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced that the San Ysidro border crossing, the nation's busiest, had 'reached capacity' for people without legal documents and that asylum-seekers may need to wait in Mexico temporarily," CBS reports. "Asylum seekers didn't appear to be thrown off the by the delay."
  • Now out of jail, musician Meek Mill says he wants to take the activism that sprung up around his release and turn it toward broader criminal justice reform. "I've got a lot of important people depending on me, and not talking about the people, the public officials, I'm talking about the men that's depending on me that are going through the same thing I'm going through," Mill tells NBC News. "Let's now retire #FreeMeekMill and make it #JusticeReform."
  • A 16-year-old girl is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for alleged sexual harassment, negligence, infliction of emotional distress, and civil rights violations. The suit says former LAPD Officer Robert Cain, who retired in 2017 after 10 years with the department, sexually abused her while she was in the department's cadet program and provided her with abortion-inducing drugs when she got pregnant. Cain is already in jail on other charges. "Cain's arrest resulted after police uncovered a scandal in which cadets were joyriding in police cars, using stun guns and other equipment and impersonating officers," the AP reported last fall. "The scandal came to light after cadets crashed two police cruisers during pursuits."
  • "Silicon Valley's recent acquiescence to political censorship contrasts with the early days of social media, when the platforms were expected to herald global freedom," writes antitrust lawyer Mark Epstein in a new Wall Street Journal editorial.
  • "How the digital economy shapes American cities": a new report from the National League of Cities and the Internet Association explores tech sectors outside traditional tech enclaves, including Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Huge poll of young U.S. voters shows support for Democrats slipping.

    Time for Trump to grab those Millennials in his huge hands.

  • ||

    Hello.

    WSJ paywall.

    Yuk.

  • Rhywun||

    This just means the Democrats aren't progging hard enough.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Grab them by the... what though?

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Grab them by the amygdala.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Grab them by the t.... what?

  • Mr. Dyslexic||

    Nice Mare you got there. Can I see her trot?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...asylum-seekers may need to wait in Mexico temporarily," CBS reports.

    Lets see how long Mexico tolerates Guatemalans on their soil.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    So Mexico might indeed pay to build a wall--but on their southern border.

  • buybuydandavis||

    They have one.
    But they thought it would be fun to stick it to the Anglos.

    I don't think it's working out quite as they planned.

  • Weigel's Cock Ring||

    A few hours away from May and it's still cold as all fuck.

    Be sure to sweep out your chimneys so the ash and soot doesn't blow back into your fat turkey neck, Al Gore.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Only five more months until a regular-ass Indian summer convinces Simple Mikey that global warming is real! That's gonna be a fun couple weeks.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Your idea of fun is unique, to say the least.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It's more sarcastic resignation than it is enthusiasm.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Mikey must be a hoot at magic shows.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Seriously. I mean it only got up to 74 on Saturday, 58 yesterday, and 55 today. It's fucking freezing around here.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    What does that prove? Nobody says "global warming" anymore. We science-lovers in the reality-based community now call it climate change.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Just because the name keeps changing, doesn't mean the science isn't settled.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Hey, OBL, do you have a girlfriend or wife? If so, how often does the climate change in your house, and who controls the thermostat?

  • Conchfritters||

    10,000 years ago it was 72 degrees all day and all night.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    In San Diego.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    OBL is starting to grow on me.
    Sometimes his shtick is too obvious, but overall, his parody of a dumbass progressive strikes a good balance.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That people keep falling for it is an unexpected joy.

  • Nardz||

    The best part is when you read a comment a think: "damn, that's a good one OBL"... then scroll back up and realize it's Tony. And Tony is quite sincere.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Asylum seekers didn't appear to be thrown off the by the delay."

    Because they're lazy? Is that what you're implying, CBS???

  • Don't look at me.||

    +1 siesta.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    When your monthly planner only contains one entry: "Lie my way into Estados Unidos", a slight delay doesn't fluster you.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    It's weird that they mixed Spanish and English there.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    It's loco, ese.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    All of this "presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency"

    Well then maybe don't have primaries that come down to an angry old dude whose playbook hasn't changed since 1930 and an actual incarnation of Shub-Niggurath.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Hey, Bernie is just an incarnation of Narlyrageimpotent.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Let's now retire #FreeMeekMill and make it #JusticeReform.

    "No, we're good," says the Twittersphere.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Alfie Evans and Charlie Guard are the healthcare equivalent of puppycide - kill it in front of the family to show them who is boss:

    What if Alfie Evans had been named Ahmed Edris, and the flight were to Mecca, not Rome?

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I fail to see the MGTOW angle in that story, Longtorso.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Cain is already in jail on other charges.

    Yeah. The LAPD might want to think about settling.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Sounds like they settled when they hired this dirtbag.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    How the White House Correspondents' Dinner Gave Us the Trump Campaign
    ...The longer the night went on, the more conspicuous Trump's glower became. He didn't offer a self-deprecating chuckle, or wave warmly at the cameras, or smile with the practiced good humor of the aristocrats and A-listers who know they must never allow themselves to appear threatened by a joke at their expense. Instead, Trump just sat there, stone-faced, stunned, simmering — Carrie at the prom covered in pig's blood....

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    This isn't exactly a new take. Even leftists realized quite a while ago that Trump probably wouldn't have run for President if Obama had just ignored him.

    There's a hilarious-in-hindsight clip from Jimmy Kimmel (apparently now scrubbed from his channel, but you can find it elsewhere) showing Obama reading Trump's tweet about him and, in his typically prissy fashion, saying "At least I'll be in the history books as President" before doing his stupid mic drop.

  • Rhywun||

    I thought the dripping elitism might have left NR along with KDW. Guess not.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Huge poll of young U.S. voters shows support for Democrats slipping. The mood of the young electorate in America is growing ever more wary of all establishment parties and candidates.

    So much for that #bluewave to win seats. More like a #bluewave of lost Democrat seats and tears this Nov 2018 and election 2020.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Ugh. This again?

    The #BlueWave (meaning Democrats winning at least the House) is guaranteed to happen. The President's party typically loses seats in midterms, and Drumpf is the worst President EVER!!! Republican losses will be huge.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Ugh. This lefty nonsense again?

    Trump is a better president than Obama, Boosh II, Clinton, BOoosh I, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, JFK, FDR, and Wilson. That is just presidents in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

    Big boom for Libertarians.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    LOL, Drumpf's signature issue during the campaign was his "build a wall" white nationalist anti-immigration routine. You cannot be a libertarian, or even libertarian-leaning, if you fail on the defining issue of libertarianism: unrestricted unlimited immigration into the US. That's why Hillary Clinton was the clear choice for libertarians in 2016.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Its all the economy baby! Since the economy is doing better than all 8 years of Obama, it will be a yuge Democrat defeat.

    The fact that you don't understand this is more evidence that the Democrats will lose just like all the lefties that didn't see HiIllary losing so big in 2016.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Palin's Buttplug is the most knowledgeable commenter here on the issue of economics. And everything he posts suggests that (1) the Drumpf economy is generally bad (Sam's Club closed a bunch of stores, for instance), and (2) any economic metrics that aren't bad, Obama still deserves the credit.

    Face it, Drumpf has been bad for the economy, just as Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman predicted. Voters are smart enough to know this.

    By the way how is the #GOPTaxScam polling these days?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    I nominate OBL for WH press secretary. He's effectively trolling people who know he is a parody troll. Keep on truckin'.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I did see him troll your account the other day.

    I don't know why, you say almost the same lefty nonsense.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    You don't know what you're talking about.

  • Nardz||

    Seconded

  • Nardz||

    That is, OBL nomination seconded. The rest I don't care about

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Oh, campaign promises is what counts, eh? No wonder you think Obama was so great.

    Yes, campaign Obama mouthed all the right phrases. Too bad President Obama was such a literal turncoat. Speaks volumes about Democrats that they can't see the difference.

  • BYODB||

    Pretty much this. He was magically able to stab virtually every support group in the back and they just grinned and took it. Truly, a magnificent display of principals over principles.

    I thought that campaign Obama was the good pick, but it turned out he meant virtually none of what he said. Same as it ever was.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Candidate Obama was a completely empty suit for people to fill with their own projected hopes, and he was running against the guy the Republicans picked to jump on the grenade that the Bush years had dropped into their party.

  • Nardz||

    ^bingo

  • JuanQPublic||

    Ugh. This again?

    The #BlueWave (meaning Democrats winning at least the House) is guaranteed to happen. The President's party typically loses seats in midterms, and Drumpf is the worst President EVER!!! Republican losses will be huge.

    The above seems to be the common refrain amongst partisan Democrats. Which is exactly why they are hemorrhaging voters. They've taken too many of their voters for granted, and have no platform whatsoever.

  • Just Say'n||

    Russia is such a totalitarian state that people protest the government in the streets. Versus the free people of China where virtually all of the internet is censored or banned. There are no protests in China.

  • Don't look at me.||

    It's because they are so happy, right?

  • BYODB||

    And yet, we do more business with China than Russia even though Russia is likely the 'more free' option. I guess the Russians are just too lazy to be our #1 trade partner, or perhaps it's just because even though they're incredibly shitty they aren't shitty enough to their people for our business needs?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The outlier here is white male millennials, who do actually show a strong tilt rightward.

    So they're not all pajama boys, eh?

  • BYODB||

    I'm guessing that men are slowly wising up to the fact that there's little reason to go along with an ideology that explicitly hates them. At first, it got them laid but now it's turning out that it also can get them kicked out of school. At that point, the reasons to pretend start dropping like flies.

  • buybuydandavis||

    That White Males object to being punished for being born White Males only goes to show how much they deserve punishment.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Rules for dating a Daughter of the King.
    ...I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry....

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveways you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car – there is no need for you to come inside.

    Soooo, the same rules as dating the daughter of a libertarian then.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    When my cousin started having boys come by the house, my uncle's favorite tactic was to wordlessly go into the kitchen and start cutting meat up with a huge cleaver.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Did your uncle ever talk to your cousin and tell her to not be afraid to stand up for herself?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Yes, but he also really enjoyed terrifying her boyfriends.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Was your uncle running a funeral parlor and saving money by ordering child-sized coffins?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Probably. He's a pretty strange dude.

  • ||

    However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

    I'm calling B.S. The nail gun is nowhere near as intimidating or fear-inducing as when the compressor kicks on unexpectedly.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    The outlier here is white male millennials, who do actually show a strong tilt rightward.

    In 2016, young white men favored Democrats 48 percent to 36 percent
    This year, they preferred Republican candidates to Democrats by 46 to 37 percent

    That's disappointing, but not really surprising in a historical context. I learned in college that white males, especially straight white able-bodied cisgender males, are responsible for almost everything wrong with the world. It's only natural for them to support the party that's on the wrong side of history.

    However, I remain confident that November's #BlueWave will occur as predicted.

  • DajjaI||

    I agree. Young white men are the worst. We should round them up and ship them out of the country. Or at least round them up and detain them until the wall is built and then ship them out. You don't want them trying to get back in.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I guess Africa and South America are examples where non-white people are the majority and have made those continents into utopia?

  • Don't look at me.||

    Well, yeah. Everyone there is rich! They carry money around in huge bundles like it's nothing.

  • Naaman Brown||

    Nigerians are always offering to share their wealth.
    It's in their e-mail offers, so it must be true. Email is internet, right?

  • buybuydandavis||

    OBL seems to be contagious!

    MRGA!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Thousands of Russians are reported to be protesting today over their government's decision to block the encrypted messaging service Telegram...

    When was the last time a protest in Russia yielded change?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The 1917 Russia Revolution?

    The 1991 August coup?

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    1917 was so changey, there were two revolutions.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    I don't know when it happened, but at some point, Russian Dressing went from tart to sweet.

  • DajjaI||

    support for Democrats slipping

    Just focus on 'smaller government'. I think people will respond strongly to that. If the Trumpocalypse proves anything, it's that we don't need it as much as we thought we did.

  • ||

    Not sure what to make of polling millennials. They seem to be a disengaged and misinformed generation with little knowledge of politics/political history/function.

    Just the impression. Or maybe the Reason bubble-room has gotten to me?

    /raises skeptical eyebrow.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I can tell you that mainstream media does not like this info and will be spinning it to fit into #bluewave narrative.

    Democrats are going to get slaughtered at the polls this Nov 2018.

  • Don't look at me.||

    With luck it will be literal and not figurative.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    NY Times: Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!
    ...But this is where the unanimity abruptly ends. While most are in agreement about Marx's diagnosis of capitalism, opinion on how to treat its "disorder" is thoroughly divided. And this is where Marx's originality and profound importance as a philosopher lies...

  • Mickey Rat||

    Praise from the NYT for a second rate thinker with a moocher's resentment for his benefactors, and the man who inspired so much misery by his philosophy in the intervening years.

  • Leo Kovalensky II||

    Nothing like an article from NYT on the greatness of Karl Marx. GAG

  • ||

    Praising an arrogant racist wife beater whose philosophy/economics led directly to the deaths of 200 million people. Shit this bad belongs behind a paywall.

    Fuck you, NYT, never a cent from me.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Huh. I didn't realize Wes Anderson was directing protests in Russia now.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Don't worry, Michael Bay is gonna take over soon. Or Kubrick.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Last November, an NBC News/GenForward poll found 71 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed said America needs more than two major political parties.

    If millennials love Europe so much why don't they live there?

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Cuz Daddy won't buy the plane tickets?

  • operagost||

    Europe: where your country's political parties consist of:

    - Two progressive-lite parties that are identical, except one calls themselves "conservative" and the other "labor". These two hold 95% of the seats.
    - Two radical parties, one of them fascist, one of them communist, and what's scary is each one usually has a few seats and creates a coalition with one of two big ones
    - 39 little parties that never get a seat and have amusingly narrow focuses like "Pregnant Armenian LGBTQQ+ Worker's Party"

  • Palin's Buttplug||


    Rob Reiner

    @robreiner
    I attended the WHCD last night. Donald Trump has so poisoned the atmosphere by attacking the disabled, gold star parents, Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks, women, the press, the rule of law that a comedian who simply tells the truth is offensive? She's joking. He's not.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    It's all joking until they want someone to take their opinion seriously.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    that a comedian who simply tells the truth is offensive?

    Truth is often offensive, Rob. But that's besides the point that comedians are supposed to be funny.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Good comedy is rooted in intelligence. Hers was cringe-worthy stupid.

  • Chipper Jones||

    So is she joking or telling the truth?

    Also, Rob, when I feel like the atmosphere has been poisoned I just go to my vacation house in Hawaii.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    AT&T/Time Warner merger in court.
    AT&T wanted government to keep out competition, force taxes on phone customers, and subsidize its telecommunications debacles since at least 1900.

    Now it doesn't want government to step in and use all that subsidy money to buy content while also being a monopoly in many areas of the USA?

    The damage with government interference is already done with companies like AT&T. The government helped them become they monopoly that they are. I think the only solution is to divest the company and then for government to get completely get out of helping these companies. If AT&T later combines again and buys Time Warner, so be it.

  • Rhywun||

    I'm not seeing a good guy in this fight myself. It's going to take a lot to get me to defend one of the telecommunications behemoths after the way they treat their customers.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    I'm all for the merger. Keep the suck in one place where it can alienate even more people and collapse all that sooner.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I cannot decide to go with your plan or my plan above.

    Either way, the gov needs to butt out so when AT&T does go bankrupt for making horrible decisions in telecom AND content they will not be too big to fail.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    The outlier here is white male millennials

    Don't worry, I'm sure they'll fall back in line soon enough and hate themselves with the requisite vigor soon enough to vote Democrat like they're supposed to.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Depends on how pussy-whipped they are.

  • Naaman Brown||

    Democrats labelling all 18, 19, 20 year olds as the next Nickolas Cruz Parkland school shooter and demanding to raise minimum age to buy a rifle or shotgun from 1968 Gun Control Act 18 years to 21 sent a message to millennials.

  • Mickey Rat||

    The Democrats have managed to alienate another generation of white males. Why could that be? Maybe telling white males that they are inherently "problematic" is not a winning strategy.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    That's not it. The real problem is that white males still aren't woke enough.

  • Weigel's Cock Ring||

    Young white males are just the "deplorables" of the future after all.

  • Sanjuro Tsubaki||

    Best thing could hope for is that millennials will waste their vote on communists instead of socialists.

  • The Last American Hero||

    Is it possible that the "millenials" are just aging? It's been no secret that a fair contingent of folks that were fairly radical in their college days get more conservative once they have a mortgage, kids, and start to earn a decent paycheck.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Yep. After getting first paycheck: "Whoa, dude, what's with all these taxes? WTF is FICA?"

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Yeah. Millenials are not young anymore. The first millenials are in their mid-30's now.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    THAT'S STILL YOUNG.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Re-posting since many people missed it last night.

    Black Liberation Theology founder Rev. Dr. James H. Cone has passed away.

    I am an advocate of the Constitutional "Wall of Separation" between church and state. However, if Christians insist on being politically active I wish more of them could follow the example of Obama's church. Religiously minded voters should focus on racial justice, not turning the US into The Handmaid's Tale (season 2 now on Hulu!)

  • Sevo||

    Your act is getting tired; find new writers for the charade.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Learn how to post a working link, then get back to me.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    See, OBL is getting a lot more aggressive lately. I wonder what changed?

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    As I mentioned, I'm a little surprised and disappointed Mueller hasn't forced Drumpf out of office yet. It's definitely affecting my mood, having to live under a white nationalist Russian puppet regime this long. But I'm trying to remain hopeful that his investigation's most compelling #TrumpRussia evidence is ready to be presented to next year's Democratic Congress.

    #BlueWave
    #Impeach
    #Resist

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Look. Fantasy lefty propaganda.

  • Sevo||

    "Learn how to post a working link, then get back to me."
    Fuck off.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Again, what is the MGTOW angle here?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Someone needs to get on the Black Liberation Theology folks, for culturally appropriating Liberation Theology from Latin America.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Appropriation is only bad when Whitey does it

    Like most bad things

  • Naaman Brown||

    My favorite dystopia stories are "Brave New World", "Nineteen Eighty-Four", "Fahrenheit 451", "Not This August", "By The Waters of Babylon", and "Anthem". From what I have read "The Handmaid's Tale" is kinda contrived and not convincing.

  • Naaman Brown||

    (OpenBorders: troll or Poe's Law in action?)

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Parody. It shouldn't work as a troll here, but it does.

  • Jerryskids||

    The fate of AT&T's intended purchase of Time Warner could hang on today's closing arguments

    I suppose technically that's true, but anti-trust law - more so even than the rest of the law - is such an amorphous blob that the judge can reasonably defend any decision he cares to make. Penaltax, anyone? Depending on how he wants to define the market, ATT and TW are or are not direct competitors whose merger would or would not dominate the market.

  • Sevo||

    "Propel says it wants to fight poverty; a food stamp giant is blocking it"
    https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/
    Propel-says-it-wants-to-fight-
    poverty-a-food-12872300.php

    The NYT thinks providing an app to those poverty-stricken folks with smart phones is 'fighting poverty'. It's actually two outfits arguing about who gets to make money by administering the food stamp program.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Four years ago, Jimmy Chen left a lucrative perch as a product manager at Facebook to found Propel, what he calls an "anti-poverty software company."

    In 2016, the Brooklyn startup released a smartphone app that lets food stamp recipients easily look up how much money was left in their accounts, rather than call an 800 number or keep paper receipts. Today, 1 million food stamp participants use Propel's app, and the startup has added features like links to food coupons, healthy recipes, budgeting tools and job opportunities.

    Seems like all but one of those features are still available then. Though, imagine how much simpler this would be if the food stamps was just straight money.

    Also, anti-poverty for this sounds so damn Silicon Valley. It's great. One of the most capitalistic places in the world, seems to feel the need to constantly rationalize that they are not participating in commerce. They just happen to be getting rich off of saving the world.

  • BYODB||


    Though, imagine how much simpler this would be if the food stamps was just straight money.


    True, but it would be that much simpler for the recipients to purchase malt liquor directly and the Progressives and Conservatives both agree that alcohol is bad.

    They just happen to be getting rich off of saving the world.

    Yeah, it is curious isn't it. They seem to know their audience well enough, but then again they should since they have literally all of their metadata.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Remember how the Caps were about to get their asses handed to them because the Pens were so moi en fuego?

    Kiss my ass.

    God only knows what will happens if and when Malkin comes back, and I'm not saying that the Caps will win the series. As previously stated, I expect the series to go seven games. That being said, . . .

    The Caps have been winning on defense and special teams. It hasn't been about something that Malkin would make a difference. They let the Pens off the hook in the first game, we'll see what happens in Pittsburgh--I suspect the burden of being snake bit in playoffs past is alleviated playing in Pittsburgh rather than Washington.

    Oh, and much of that snake bit curse is mostly about losing to Pittsburgh in the playoffs. I suspect every time the Pens have eliminated the Caps in recent years, the Caps would have gone on to do just as well as the Pens. It might be like that this year--with the Golden Knights being the wild card.

    P.S. Listening to Pens fans whine about that disallowed goal is pathetic. It was 4-1, and the Pens were getting beat all over the ice.

  • ||

    The Caps outplayed the Pens in both games. Be careful though. Malkin can make a difference.

    Ovechkin is showing up.

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    As a Caps fan myself, I withhold my optimism until we get by Pitt. Too many "this is our year" only to come face to face with reality. We have outplayed them both games but its still 1 to 1 for all that effort.

  • Dizzle||

    As a pens fan this is just par for the course. Washington cheap shots and shitty referees haven't stopped us any other time.

    With all of the injuries and calls going Washington way we still got a split. And after all it wouldn't be a pens cup run without beating up our redheaded step children.

  • Brett Bellmore||

    "Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced that the San Ysidro border crossing, the nation's busiest, had 'reached capacity' for people without legal documents and that asylum-seekers may need to wait in Mexico temporarily," "

    It's my understanding of customary practice with respect to asylum seekers that you're a refugee at your first safe port of call escaping wherever you're fleeing, but at any subsequent ports of call you're just a migrant. Even if they legitimately qualify for asylum, we could return them to Mexico to get it.

    And, in fact, it appears that's the plan:

    "Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said late Wednesday that any person trying to cross into the U.S. who makes false claims to immigration authorities will subject to criminal prosecution. She said prosecution was also possible for any people who might assist or coach immigrants to make false claims in bids to enter the U.S.

    Nielsen's threat is consistent with the administration's narrative of widespread asylum fraud and claims that asylum-seekers are coached on what to tell U.S. authorities. The secretary also said asylum seekers in the caravan should seek protection in the first safe country they reach, including Mexico."

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Pero Mexico es el ano del gato! *whine*

  • Mr. Gus||

    Mexico is the year of the cat?

  • ||

    I don't care what you say it's all imaginary-lines based malarkey. The market in these people's original and/or ancestral homes required that they leave and offered them fair price and equal opportunity to leave. So they took it. All of the intervening markets suffered several coincidental and transient market failures and could only employ these people as unpaid transients. So they took up those unwanted occupations. Until they got to the USA(SR). Then we concocted the socialist notion of borders and used it to deny them entry and strip them of the rights that they'd been enjoying by law in every interim market in which they were employed. When are you Trumpaloompa-libertarians gonna realize that the rest of the world experiences nothing but libertarian bliss, 24/7, and the USA(SR) is the last bastion of fascist oppression?

  • Don't look at me.||

    No wonder they want in.

  • Naaman Brown||

    If America is the hellhole Michael Moore and other leftists paint it as, we should erect a wall to keep these deluded souls from wanting to come here. For their own good.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Because even with American's problems like high taxation, massive government regulation, and corruption in government, its light years better overall than nearly 99% of the countries on Earth.

    The lefties know it and of course Americans know it, which is why most Americans would like to keep it that way.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Meh. Young people show less (partisan) interest in politics? That was SOOO 2016.

    Besides, the latest thing on TwitFace is much more now.

  • Mike Laursen||

    "How the digital economy shapes American cities": a new report from the National League of Cities and the Internet Association explores tech sectors outside traditional tech enclaves, including Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    This report seems to focus on a lot of things that don't matter much if you are trying to create a tech enclave. In Silicon Valley, nobody cares if there is smart transportation infrastructure or whether government records are open; you'll find neither of those things in Silicon Valley.

    What would help you compete? A major university with strong Computer Science and STEM education, and associated research. Lower housing costs. An airport with lots of direct flights. Stuff like that.

  • Mike Laursen||

    "How the digital economy shapes American cities": a new report from the National League of Cities and the Internet Association explores tech sectors outside traditional tech enclaves, including Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City, Missouri; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    This report seems to focus on a lot of things that don't matter much if you are trying to create a tech enclave. In Silicon Valley, nobody cares if there is smart transportation infrastructure or whether government records are open; you'll find neither of those things in Silicon Valley.

    What would help you compete? A major university with strong Computer Science and STEM education, and associated research. Lower housing costs. An airport with lots of direct flights. Stuff like that.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "National League of Cities"

    Are they associated with the Super Best Friends?

  • Mike Laursen||

    Captain Suburbia -- city manager by day, crime fighter by night.

    I guess that explains why they focused on city government stuff in their report, even though none of the big tech companies in Silicon Valley care enough what the local city government or transportation agency does to, say, relocate their headquarters.

  • BigT||

    "The outlier here is white male millennials, who do actually show a strong tilt rightward.

    In 2016, young white men favored Democrats 48 percent to 36 percent
    This year, they preferred Republican candidates to Democrats by 46 to 37 percent"

    **They've become taxpayers **

  • buybuydandavis||

    "In 2016, young white men favored Democrats 48 percent to 36 percent
    This year, they preferred Republican candidates to Democrats by 46 to 37 percent"

    Whaddya know?

    The Democratic Slogan "We hate White Men" wasn't a hit with young white men.
    Obviously because young white men are racist! And deplorable!

    Death to Whitey!

  • Muzzled Woodchipper||

    This shouldn't be a surprise. As millenials get out of the college stage and in to the work stage in life, they're watching their hard earned disappear from their paycheck. It's frustrating as balls when you realize that $40k salary is really only $30k. Plus SS, plus medicare, plus plus plus...

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Exactly right. I would have written the headline as "Millenials are getting older"

  • Hank Phillips||

    Millennials will find out that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision striking down abortion prohibition and establishing individuality of women was copied nearly verbatim from the LP Overpopulation plank of 1972. Dem looters want to ban everything the GOP wants to ban, plus electricity! The LP platform makes a 30 minute mp3 anyone can listen to through a headset. That 1972 LP platform was the bolide impact that is extinguishing 19th-Century looter politics as fast as you can plot a Fisher-Pry sigmoid replacement curve. Ask yourself if the initiation of force is the sort of policy you want in the nuclear age.

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  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    a shift most pronounced among white millennials.

    Not choosing is a privilege, yo.

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