Let me try to explain. Most young Americans are disillusioned with politics, yes, but in their defense, our politics today is deeply disillusioning. A choice between a milquetoast, pro-business socially liberal candidate and a firebrand pro-business social conservative is really no choice at all. (And I’m hardly the first to say it.) Furthermore, the extremism on the right means that even “wave” elections for progressives can be thwarted by a Republican Party that’s more than happy to abuse our system’s robust protections of minority party rights to prevent any and all Democratic initiatives, as illustrated in the dishearteningly short Democratic near-super majority of 2008-2010. (Thanks, Massachusetts.)”

Read the rest at Salon. “The right’s cynical millennial advantage: Why young liberals stay home