Alana Levinson

No Sex, No Drugs, and Jesus? Inside the Biggest Christian Rock Festival in America

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Young Conservatives Ashamed of GOP

In an effort to rally a young Republican base after the 2008 presidential election, when Democratic Party identification among voters ages 18 to 29 was at its highest since 1972, Michael Steele announced that his new communications strategies were going to be "off the hook" and "beyond cutting edge." Part of this approach was a redesign of the RNC website, which features a blog by Steele. When it launched, the blog was titled "What up?" but after considerable media mockery, it was changed overnight to "Change the Game." Now it's simply called "Steele's Blog." But has Steele and the national Republican Party really reached out to their young base and asked them "What up?"

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