Iraq Vets for President: Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911

YO! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Published Sep. 1, 2004  Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911 I cannot watch cable news late at night anymore. What happens is that after two hours of explosions, wife murderers, impending doom and commercials telling me to buy gold – my brain explodes and starts to seep out of my…Read more Iraq Vets for President: Manchurian Candidate, the antidote to Fahrenheit 911

Hurricane Halftime: Stuck in NYC, trying to talk politics

YO! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Published: August 24, 2004 I should be writing this on a train from New York to Miami, but a hurricane named Charley skipped through Cuba, over the west coast of Florida on up the seaboard and the people at Amtrak decided not to run a train through it. (What did they…Read more Hurricane Halftime: Stuck in NYC, trying to talk politics

Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage – Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC

Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage - Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC: Young people say Democrats will get them paid YO! Youth Outlook, News Feature, Published August 3, 2004 I've learned that most of the work in covering a convention is sneaking into parties. The sun is coming up in Boston and I'm…Read more Vote John Kerry for Cheap Sausage – Looking Back On the Last Night of the DNC

Young Skinheads Against the War: The White Revolution at the DNC

YO! Youth Outlook, Interview, Published: July 30, 2004 The protest pen at the Fleet Center in Boston has been quiet since I got here. The main protest organizers – a group of local anarchists called The Black Tea Party – have shunned the pen and any other form of predictable, organized protest. The people who…Read more Young Skinheads Against the War: The White Revolution at the DNC

Drugs, Alcohol, Baseball: Hanging With Youths Outside the DNC

Pacific News Service, Youth Commentary, Published: July 29, 2004 Editor's Note: Whether politically astute, cynical or clueless, young people in Boston are looking for distraction. BOSTON--The Democrats can't pick a remotely engaging candidate for president, but they sure know how to drink. I learned this watching the Democratic National Convention on TV in a Boston bar…Read more Drugs, Alcohol, Baseball: Hanging With Youths Outside the DNC

Voting is for Old People: Apathy and hope battle it out this election year

YO! Youth Outlook, Commentary, Published: April 01, 2004  A couple weeks ago, I was at breakfast with some friends – all of us in our very early twenties – and I told a joke. I swallowed a bite of my Swedish pancakes and asked them, “How is John Kerry like a gay man?” They looked…Read more Voting is for Old People: Apathy and hope battle it out this election year

We Youth Get Our Election News Wherever We Can

Pacific News Service, "Youth Commentary",  Published February 3, 2004 Editor's Note: A new poll shows young people are more likely to get their election coverage from "Saturday Night Live" than nightly newscasts. That's great, according to the 22-year-old writer, who says youth know they must search media far and wide to learn political truths in…Read more We Youth Get Our Election News Wherever We Can