Weather We Like It or Not

In a video that recently went viral on Twitter, the senior Democratic senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, was seen meeting with a group of children from the Sunrise Movement, a youth political action organization that advocates for climate change reform. The group went to Feinstein’s office asking her to vote yes on the Green New Deal, … Read more

Universal Rights-Based Policymaking

“Bread for today, hunger for tomorrow.” This old saying highlights how today’s policy can dramatically impact the future, causing immense damage to generations not yet physically on the scene. When considering current policy proposals, we have to consider how we can fairly weigh the wellbeing of future people against that of present people, since trade-offs … Read more

From the “Lost” to the “Millennial” Generations: The American Expatriate Experience

When Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises in 1926, he captured the disillusionment and debauchery of a “lost generation” caught between two world wars. Published in 2011, Ben Lerner’s debutante novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, similarly centers around the experience of a young American expatriate in present-day Spain. Though it is difficult – impossible, really … Read more

Bought from Bots

If you hate interacting with people, Henn na Hotel in Japan may be for you. This Tokyo hotel not only boasts modern, high-tech architecture, but also comes with a twist — it is run almost entirely by robots. Mechanical dinosaurs greet you at reception; robotic arms deposit your luggage into your room. It is a … Read more

Generation Z Is Not Afraid

Millions of Gen Zers, the age cohort that comprises individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s (sometimes called post-Millennials, iGens, or Homelanders), were still in diapers when the Twin Towers fell. The oldest Gen Zers were donning backpacks for the first time to start kindergarten, and the youngest would not be born for … Read more

CNN Town Hall

Join the HPR’s staff writers for live analysis of the CNN Town Halls featuring candidates Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Monday April 22nd at 7 pm EST.

Climate Change and Immigration Will Win the Youth Vote

With youth turnout for elections at an all-time high, accounting for youth public opinion has become a requirement for any 2020 presidential hopeful. According to the latest Harvard Public Opinion Project Youth Poll, this means that candidates must be sure to focus on immigration reform and climate change, the top priorities on young voters’ political … Read more

Be Like Bernie

As the baby boomer cohort continues to shrink, millennials are beginning to rise into the political ranks, especially on the left. With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, the Democratic Party has increasingly turned its attention to courting these young voters in its fight to take back the White House. Yet in order to capitalize … Read more