The Kids Are Alright

Interesting article in today’s New York Times. It’s well established that the under-30 crowd is far more tolerant than its elders on social issues such as marriage. It’s a big reason — the main reason, I’d argue, along with image — why young people are overwhelmingly Democratic.

Republicans, faced with losing millions of potential customers, are starting to adapt. Candidates and organizers are actively avoiding talking about social issues, or sometimes even changing their stances on social issues. In short, we are witnessing the slow death of social conservatism. While I do question the younger set’s economic policy acumen, they are doing a world of good by making intolerant people be a little nicer to their fellow man. The kids are alright.

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