Young Republicans are more hopeful. Young Democrats … not so much. A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) shows young Republicans are looking up about the future of America by a margin of 10-to-1. Young Democrats, on the other hand, are fearful. Independents are between hopeful…

For the first time in its 130 years, the prestigious Harvard Law Review has elected a black woman as president. Imelme Umana, a Nigerian-American from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will oversee the student-run organization that publishes the prestigious journal of legal scholarship. Student editors at the Harvard Law Review  make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with…

A Senate committee has approved Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos — wealthy philanthropist, political donor, and advocate of private and charter schools — for education secretary. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for confirmation. If confirmed, DeVos would oversee about 50.4 million students who attend about 100,000 public schools and 34,000 private schools. About 35…