August 28, 2012 |
What's really going on at the Republican National Convention? John Giokaris, political director of the Chicago Young Republicans, is in Tampa, Fla., and giving RedEye a behind-the-scenes peek at the event. Hurricane? What hurricane? While our thougths are with the communities in Isaac's path, Tampa barely was touched. As it turned out, there was really no need to cancel Monday's events. It just gave everyone an excuse to party. Ybor City and The Cuban Club are the hot spots around Tampa Bay. Anyone who wasn't working was drinking and socializing there - not just politicians and staffers, but also...
September 10, 2013 |
President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday to deliver his appeal for punishment of Syria. We asked four RedEye special contributors for their reactions to the speech. War and non-peace President Obama played the "dying children" card in his little powwow with the American people. The general response: "What's happening in Syria is terrible, but ... . " Americans are tired of getting involved. Most people appreciate that we're the world's sole superpower but don't like the responsibility that comes with the title.
July 29, 2012 |
Something this election year really disturbs me. It's not the super PAC spending or that Mitt Romney hasn't released 10 years' worth of tax returns. (What are we supposed to find out? That he's rich?) It's that a guy's American success story is now being used against him. Any other time, a guy like Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would be admired as a great example to follow. After receiving a juris doctorate and a master's of business administration, he became a financial success by building an investment company from the ground up. He then went on to...
August 26, 2012 |
Party's on in Tampa! Well, as soon as Isaac blows through, it is. For years, I've heard from seasoned vets that if you ever get a chance to go to a national political convention - go! The energy is electrifying, they say. The personalities you come across are magnetic, and there are tons of amazing-looking singles there partying every night. So when I was offered the opportunity to work at this week's Republican National Convention in Florida, I jumped at the chance. Plenty of Millennials like me will be in attendance, either working backstage or in the crowd screaming...
October 5, 2012 |
Get on it! The presidential election is next month already. With 46 million youth eligible to vote this election, we want young adults to be as informed as possible about getting registered, tuning into the debates and finding your polling place. Many of you may be new to voting as there are 16.8 million young people who turned 18 since the 2008 election and can now vote. We don't want you to miss important dates or events or links to young voter stories and organizations. So check out the 2012 Election Guide.