Helms dead at 86: a harbinger of things to come
Long live the Millennials:
Today we celebrate the spirit of America, which always has been one of hope. It’s elusive this summer, with a war raging and the economy plunging, but there’s always one promising place to look: our kids. And in many ways, youths today embody more promise of a better tomorrow than we’ve seen in years.
They’re voting and volunteering in record numbers. While the rallying cry of young baby boomers was “burn, baby, burn,” for today’s young people it’s “build, baby, build.” The Gen Xers and others since the 1960s have been mostly “me” generations, but it’s different with today’s – vocabulary word alert! – Millennials.[...]
While adult Americans seem to have lost confidence in the ability of leaders to bring the nation together, youths are more optimistic. In a recent survey of the Millennial generation, more than half said they believe Americans can unite.
Similarly, studies show they’re more optimistic than other generations about their own lives, politics, government and America’s future.