The Kids Aren’t Alright: Gen Z’s Forced Role as Both 2020’s Scapegoats and Saviors

Millennials’ older-sibling-like custody over Gen-Z is eerily similar (though less mean-spirited) to baby boomer’s charge of millennials as their avocado toast munching, diamond market destroying, adult-children. What keeps this dynamic of generations alive is how they interdependently function as currency in an increasingly tedious social climate and characteristically unstable economy. This has made the kids of today, a generation of people born from the mid … Continue reading The Kids Aren’t Alright: Gen Z’s Forced Role as Both 2020’s Scapegoats and Saviors

How We Internalized Capitalism: A Look Into The Psyche of The American Worker

Author: Luiza Calvacante (Leftist) Seven months ago on a chilly Sunday in late April, Washington’s State Capitol building was swarming with Right-Wing protestors demonstrating anti-lockdown sentiments. The protest brought together fiscal conservatives and civil libertarians in a flurry of star-spangled paraphernalia, brazen, maskless faces, and more than a few picket signs reading, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Though seeming all too out of … Continue reading How We Internalized Capitalism: A Look Into The Psyche of The American Worker

USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

Author: Andrew Taramykin (Progressive Democrat) “The line used to be out the door.” Those were the wistful words of the Boys State Chairman for American Legion Post 286 when I interviewed to be selected for the prestigious–albeit less well-known than in yesteryear–youth government program. There were just twelve young men there from three area high schools. Post 286 serves most of the city of Orlando, … Continue reading USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

Ways To Stand With The LGBTQ Community

Author: Zoltan (Left-Leaning Contributor) Over the years, or over the last few weeks, or maybe even during the time it took you to read the Pride edition of Next Publius, you have decided your friends’ and family’s experiences as LGBTQ people are important to you. You realize your heterosexual privilege can possibly be used for good, but now what? It is Pride month after all, … Continue reading Ways To Stand With The LGBTQ Community