August 23, 1988 |
Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar says he was bypassed as the Republican vice presidential candidate because of his age. The 56-year-old Lugar said Bush opted for a younger candidate when he tabbed Indiana's junior senator, Quayle, 41, to be his running mate. "In truth, in New Orleans, I visited with the vice president and he indicated to me, as he indicated to (Kansas Sen.
February 20, 1993 |
"My Mom's Dad," an unusual South Coast Repertory Educational Touring Production that will be presented free at South Coast Plaza this weekend, bridges the generation gap between age and youth by using a Vietnamese folk tale to bring an American girl and her grandfather together. Maddie (Deanne Lorette) is angry when her parents bring her grandfather (Christopher Neiman) home to live.
July 10, 1988 |
Kati Fabian wouldn't listen. When the 22-year-old Budapest University student decided in May to join a new independent Hungarian students union, her parents warned her that it might jeopardize her career. Dinner time turned into shouting matches. "My parents plead with me, 'Don't go, don't go, it's dangerous,' " Fabian said. "I answer, 'Why? What do I have to lose?' " An explosive generation gap is destabilizing Eastern Europe.
April 21, 1992 |
It's dinner time circa 1972 at the Smith household. Dad lashes into Junior about the length of his hair. Junior accuses Dad of being part of the Establishment. Mom dishes up the mashed potatoes as a peace offering, but it's no use. Junior storms away from the table, heading off to an anti-war protest, while Dad angrily goes off to his Rotary Club meeting. Flash forward to 1992. Junior is visiting and agrees when Dad rails against higher taxes and bigger government.
January 22, 1989 |
Aung Naing, a 19-year-old apprentice mechanic with what passes for the punk look in Burma, is in good standing with the law, but he's got a bit of trouble with his parents. The youth, who goes by the alias Ya Coot, took to the streets in nearby Mandalay last summer when anti-government demonstrations swept the country. When the military took power in September, he fled to the jungles, fearing arrest.
November 3, 2011 |
The U.S. heads into the 2012 presidential contest with a large generation gap in its politics - a rarity in American elections and one that, at least for now, has boosted prospects for a Republican victory, new survey data show. But Republicans also have a significant potential weakness, according to the data from the Pew Research Center: Older Americans, who give the GOP strong support overall, part company in a major way over Social Security. They rank that issue their second-highest concern after jobs and give Democrats the edge in handling it. Generation gaps seldom exist in U.S. politics, stereotypes of young liberals and aging conservatives notwithstanding.