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Youth news and analysis from The Nation
July 30, 2021
Welcome to Washington Square Park, Capital of Woke Bohemia
A vibrant new youth scene is taking shape in Greenwich Village. Some people want to shut it down.
June 18, 2021
Why Are There Cops in Schools?
If our schools need additional counselors and mentors, turning to police is far from the most suitable choice.
June 17, 2021
The Democrats Are Failing Dreamers, Failing Immigrants
Biden and the Democrats spent four years decrying Trump’s assault on immigrants. Now they’re refunding ICE and falling down on the Dream Act.
June 17, 2021
Young People Are Running for Office. Where Is Their Support?
The party establishment view young candidates as outsiders, but a handful of local and national organizations are trying to change that.
June 9, 2021
No Generation Without Representation
Biden and Harris relied on youth support during the election. It’s time for the administration to support them back.
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May 21, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever
In a recent decision, the man who argued he shouldn’t be judged by his youthful indiscretions had no problem sending young people to prison for life without parole.
May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
May 10, 2021
What ‘Girlhood’ Means in 2021
A conversation with Melissa Febos about her radical essays on youth and gender.
May 3, 2021
The Rise of Adjunct Lit
How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.
March 15, 2021
How Covid-19 Supercharged a Foster System Crisis
Parents are losing their kids as they struggle to navigate bureaucracies upended by the pandemic.