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Who do you think is the biggest voting group in this coming election? This summer, the millennial generation born between 1982 and 2000officially became the largest population in the country according to data from the Census Bureau.
We remember that the presidential election of 2008 was the time when historically high number of young voters participated in election. It tells us that they do make a difference, when they vote. Now it's time to think about who they are and how they feel about politics. They are the baby boom echo generation raised by baby boomers. They were raised in a sense of optimism and unbounded possibility. However, reality became a rather difficult place, experiencing 2008 financial crisis that has been mostly recovered but unevenly more than ever before. So the generation's unrealistic expectations became a great source of frustration in time of entering society. Compared to the report of economic recovery, the job market has not opened wide for them yet. Even if having a secure job, the housing market in general soared so high that the relative merits of owning a property have to be considered. With a traditional 10 to 20 percent of downpayment they may have a heavy burden of mortgage and property tax. If they are not able to afford a substantial downpayment, they will be stuck in the state of rental. We live in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. Nevertheless, there is massive injustice in terms of income and wealth inequality. The top one-tenth of 1 percent today in America owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. At the same time, 58 percent of all new income generated is going to the top 1 percent. How many billionaires are living in this world is not surprising but offensive news for them. Concerning political hot issues like racial justice, immigration and sexual preference, this generation is far more liberal than the country as a whole. What they are really disappointed is a system, so broken, that nobody knows how to fix problems such as an on-going war, illusive prison reform, and elections controlled by few hands. Unless the system is fixed, their future seems to be insecure. I wonder how this coming election will reflect their frustration.
1. Obama and Putin: Competing Worldviews

Here is a look at what the two leaders said about respect for international law, efforts to combat the Islamic State, a solution to the war in Syria and a resolution for the conflict in Ukraine. (NYT) 

The Obama administration has largely failed to stop more than 250 Americans who have traveled overseas since 2011 to join -- or try to join -- terror groups including the Islamic State. (Fox)

The Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) emissions scandal has rocked Germany's business and political establishment and analysts warn the crisis at the car maker could develop into the biggest threat to Europe's largest economy. (Reuters) 
Many borrowers are trapped at companies that don't give them basic information, often mislead them, assess unexpected fees, make it hard for them to correct errors and frequently push them into default, the report says. (HP)
It's not just baby talk. Any kind of talk with young children - especially if they're too young to talk back - will do. Because talk is vital to a child's brain development, says Dana Suskind, who found her passion for literacy in an unlikely place: the operating room. (NPR)
Cuban immigration authorities implored the group to identify themselves as Japanese citizens; the immigrants refused. They stayed put inside the boat for 17 days after arriving at the port before being accepted as "Coreanos." (Koreatimes)
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한국계 미국인 지도자 네트워크인 넷캘(NetKAL)과 공동으로 개최한 이날 포럼에서는 한국계 1.5세와 2세들이 모여 한미 동맹, 미중 사이에서의 한국, 한중일 및 한미일 관계, 북한 인권문제, 한반도 통일문제 등을 폭넓게 논의. 대한민국 유엔대표부의 오준 대사는 포럼에서 기조연설을 했으며 김성한 고려대 교수(전 외교부 차관)와 이정훈 연세대 교수(외교부 인권대사), 존 박 하버드대 연구원, 수미 테리 컬럼비아대 선임 연구원 등이 주제 발표를...
                
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북한 당국에 5개월째 억류 중인 뉴저지 테너플라이 출신 한인 대학생 주원문(21*뉴욕대)씨가 25일 평양에서 기자회견을 갖고 미국과 남한의 대북 적대시 정책을 전환할 것을 촉구했다. 고등학생 때 탈북자 지원단체인 '북조선 해방' 클럽의 구성원이었다는 그는 한국전쟁 당시 미군의 만행을 전시한 신천 박물관을 견학하며 "미국의 전쟁범죄에 대한 조선 인민이 품고 있는 적대감에 대해 이해할 수 있었다"고 전했다.
              
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