1/25/2019

ESSENTIAL #1: “DEMOCRATS FAVOR MORE MODERATE PARTY; GOP, MORE CONSERVATIVE” MEGAN BRENAN, GALLUP

From the article: “Given a choice, 54% of rank-and-file Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer that their party move closer to the center, and 41% would rather it shift further left. At the same time, rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor a shift to the right for their party, as 57% say they would prefer it to be more conservative, and 37% say more moderate.”

ESSENTIAL #2: “GENERATION Z LOOKS A LOT LIKE MILLENNIALS ON KEY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES” KIM PARKER, NIKKI GRAFF AND RUTH IGIELNIK, PEW RESEARCH CENTER

From the article: “No longer the new kids on the block, Millennials have moved firmly into their 20s and 30s, and a new generation is coming into focus. Generation Z – diverse and on track to be the most well-educated generation yet – is moving toward adulthood with a liberal set of attitudes and an openness to emerging social trends.

On a range of issues, from Donald Trump’s presidency to the role of government to racial equality and climate change, the views of Gen Z – those ages 13 to 21 in 2018 – mirror those of Millennials. In each of these realms, the two younger generations hold views that differ significantly from those of their older counterparts. In most cases, members of the Silent Generation are at the opposite end, and Baby Boomers and Gen Xers fall in between.”

ESSENTIAL #3: “LET’S HONOR THE LIFE OF A GREAT AMERICAN WHO TOOK AN UNCONVENTIONAL PATH” MICHAEL GERSON, THE WASHINGTON POST

From the article: “Many of the most interesting and consequential Americans of the 20th century found greatness in politics, military service and diplomacy. Only one took the path of the recently deceased Harris Wofford.”

ESSENTIAL #4: “COLLAPSE OF TWO PLANS TO END SHUTDOWN PROPELS URGENT NEGOTIATIONS JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

From the article: “A pair of measures to reopen the government — one with President Trump’s border wall, the other without it — failed in the Senate on Thursday, sending lawmakers from both parties into frenzied efforts to forge a compromise that could end the nearly six-week partial shutdown.”

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