Politics: Who cares? Seriously, who?

If you’re reading this, good for you. Chances are that you’re a student at Central High School, and you have actively sought out the newspaper. This is impressive because most people didn’t know we have a website. But enough congratulating, let’s focus on the politics of the matter.

To answer the question, the people who care about politics are the ones who decide this country’s future. Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Anarchists, Communists…EVERYONE. To further explain, the Greek philosopher, Pericles once said, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” This is as true now as it was 2,300 years ago. I’m not saying to go out and read every newspaper or book on politics and economics. Rather, I ask you to read something about the world and what’s happening in society. I will be writing news articles on a regular basis (no harm in a little shameless self-promotion) on topics such as these.

I know that politics and economics can feel both daunting and boring to the untrained eye. You might find yourself saying “I’m still a kid, so why should I care?” I think you should care because politics affect you. They decide how much funding our schools get, they set limits on student loan interest, and they decide how much power the police have. No matter who you are, politics will impact you.

In case you’re looking for a good place for news on the state of the world and our nation, I will be publishing regularly . Or rather, on occasion I will type up some vague, disjointed ramblings that may, if you squint very hard, resemble something that looks like regular human thoughts. In the mean time, I suggest these fine news outlets for popular political problems and viewpoints: Salon, Popular Resistance, The Huffington Post, and the Daily Kos.