What, exactly, is the problem here? In the post-Trump, post-Parkland era, is the youth vote going to meaningfully increase? Because it needs to. For the last US midterm elections, back in 2014, only 16 percent of Americans age 18 - 29 voted. For Americans age 60 and over, the figure was 55 percent. It was the 2014 midterm elections that gave us the Republican-controlled House and Senate we have today. Republican control of Congress, in turn, supports the political reality that so many young Americans are now seething about. So in 2018, will young Americans actually show up at the polls and help change control of Congress?
After that, Katie Herzog talks about the controversy surrounding Quinn Norton, whose friendship with a neo-Nazi cost her a spot on the New York Times op-ed page. Katie prods us to wonder: Can you be friends with a neo-Nazi and still be a good person? How about a good columnist?
Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo.