According to a new SunTrust poll, one-third of millennial homeowners say their decision to buy a home was affected by their desire for more space for their dog. Of millennials surveyed, 66 percent cited more living space, 36 percent cared about building equity, and about 25 percent wanted a home due to getting married. About 33 percent were focused on providing a better standard of living for their dogs.
At first glance, this could be construed as yet another rite of passage millennials are ruining––more millennials care about their dogs than getting married, or the birth of a child?
Read the rest at: Washington Examiner
Young Voices Advocate, Katarina Hall, joins Liz Wheeler on The Tipping Point to share the latest in news out of Venezuela. She calls in from Guatemala to break down the faux election, arrests of opposition leaders and the descent into socialist dictatorship
Last week, The Washington Post reported that President Trump was suspending covert aid to Syrian rebels in their efforts to topple President Bashar al-Assad. While the White House has provided no official comment on the matter, since it’s a classified program, this move had been several months in the making as removing Assad was no longer a priority for the administration. They recognized that continuing to arm the rebels was unlikely to yield any significant results. This is a rare moment of sanity in the American approach to the Middle East, where the government admitted to limitations on its ability to engineer a positive solution out of a highly complex and volatile problem. The harsh reality is that some geopolitical problems don’t have solutions––the Syrian Civil War is a prime example of this.
Read the rest at: Counter Punch