Matt Zeitlin has just joined a very formidable looking (and well designed) group blog called Pushback, part of Campus Progress Action. And if Dylan Matthews is right (and I suspect he is) Pushback is also part of a very successful model for progressive activism developed by the Center for American Progress.
I’ve heard some complaints (mainly from the 40+ demographic and old-guard liberals) that young people don’t seem as politically active, at least when it comes to things like showing up to anti-war protest marches. Part of the answer, as Pushback bloggers demonstrate, is that activism has moved elsewhere. I also think that a large percentage of my generation feels that they can engage with the status-quo political order and affect change through traditional channels that baby boomers never felt were open to them.