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There’s a lot of noise out there. Political Playlist is here to help you break through it and stay informed.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: IS She All That?

The full rundown from our October 8, 2021 newsletter.

Political Playlist Happy Hour #15: 50 Shades of Red and Blue

Join us in this episode as Michael, Anna and Anthony discuss the varying degrees of ideology individuals have towards their political party.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Fifty Shades of Red and Blue

The full rundown from our September 24, 2021 newsletter.

Global 👀 with Greta: AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress – Easy Fodder for the Starving Critics

Welcome to a new section of opinion articles on Political Playlist! I’m Greta, coming to you live (sort of) from Italy. I’ll be reporting major events happening in the U.S. political environment from my Italian perspective. As someone who is focused on American politics and political relations among Western democracies, I think that my passion for journalism and my European point of view enriches my work. Now, onto today’s topic… the TAX THE RICH dress.

Political Playlist Happy Hour #14: with Erin Vilardi from Vote Run Lead

We revisit a conversation with Erin Vilardi, CEO of Vote Run Lead – an organization that has helped over 36,000 women run for political office.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: To Womb it May Concern

A full rundown from our September 10, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: 20 Years in the Making

The complete rundown from our August 26, 2021 newsletter.

A High Schooler’s Case for Civic Education

I’m a high school senior in North Carolina and consider myself lucky. I consider myself lucky because I live in a state where civic education is required.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Lawmaking for Dummies

The full rundown from our August 12, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: August 2-6, 2021

It’s August 6, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

BIG NEWS: July 26-30

It’s July 30, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Welcome to the Psychedelic Rehab

The complete rundown from our July 29, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: July 19-23

It’s July 23, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

Running for Congress: A Conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

We sat down with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a minister, mother of 3, and County Commissioner who is running against Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina’s 11th district. If elected in 2022, Jasmine would be the first LGBTQ+ person in Congress from North Carolina.

BIG NEWS: July 12-16

It’s July 16, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: The Next Generation of Nation Building

The full rundown from our July 15, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: July 5-9, 2021

It’s July 9 and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

BIG NEWS: June 28-July 2, 2021

It’s July 2 and I’m Greta Maggi, here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headline this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Constitution iOS Update Available

A full rundown from our July 1, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: June 21-25, 2021

Welcome to Big News, a fresh series of blog posts that will make you realize that young politicians are the real deal. Contributor Greta Maggi reports big news about young politicians who made the headlines this past week!

Creating Your Own Political Voice – A Conversation with Carole Radziwill

We talked with a former Housewife of New York, journalist, and activist about how she’s crafted a unique political voice online to fight for the issues she cares about.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Tic-TECH-Toe

A full rundown from our June 17, 2021 newsletter.

I’m a Young American and I’m Fired Up for the 2022 Midterms… Are You?

Civically engaged people of all ages can work to facilitate political participation in the younger generation.

IN THE PRESS – Political Playlist Founders, USC Alums, Highlighted in The Daily Trojan

The Daily Trojan, or “DT,” is the student newspaper of the University of Southern California. This past week, Political Playlist got a nice shoutout in one of their articles.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: More Than a Rainbow

The complete rundown from our June 3, 2021 newsletter.

A Better World for the Next Generation – A Conversation with Katie Lowes

We sat down with Katie Lowes, Scandal actress, mother of two, and host of the podcast, Katie’s Crib. Katie’s political passion and involvement was encouraged by her castmates.

IN THE PRESS – Political Playlist, Webby Nominated in Government and Civil Innovation

Webby Nominated: Government and Civil Innovation

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: War of the Interwebs

The complete rundown from our May 20, 2021 newsletter.

Technology in Politics – A Conversation with Eric Wilson

Political Playlist Co-Founder, Anthony Barkett, sat down with political technologist Eric Wilson to discuss how the Republican Party’s use of technology has evolved.

Why The 2020 Census Is So Important

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the first data from the 2020 census, which will set in motion the redistricting process. As a result, the process called congressional reapportionment will take place, and thus, a new Electoral map will be used.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Out With the Old, In With the MAGA

The full rundown from our May 6, 2021 newsletter.

Humanizing Politics – A Conversation with Bellamy Young

We chatted with actress and activist, Bellamy Young, about the importance of humanizing politics so we can all get engaged in the process!

Connecting with Community – A Conversation with Hawaii State Representative Adrian Tam

We spoke with Adrian Tam, a Hawaii State Representative. Adrian is 28 years old and Hawaii’s first openly gay Asian-American Representative.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: And The Award Goes To…

The full rundown from our April 22, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Divided and Conquered?

A full rundown from our April 8, 2021 newsletter.

IN THE PRESS: Political Playlist on Cupcakes & Cashmere

Political Playlist was written up in the popular lifestyle blog, Cupcakes & Cashmere as a smart way to stay engaged.

Reinventing Civic Education: A Conversation with Author Ben Sheehan

After stumbling upon his middle school pocket Constitution, Ben was inspired to democratize the information for a larger audience and wrote OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Is Age the Change We Need?

A full rundown from our March 25, 2021 newsletter.

Activism in Politics – A Conversation with Seth Maxwell, Founder of Thirst Project

We sat down with Seth Maxwell, who conceived of his nonprofit, Thirst Project, after he learned about the global water crisis from a friend when he was just 19-years-old.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Who Run the World

A full rundown from our March 11, 2021 newsletter.

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