Revolutionary Age

by Editorial

The fresh new faces that have all of Washington — and the country — watching

By Kate Palmer

Without a doubt, the young, new Obama aides are overnight celebrities. To the new administration, they’re a continuing connection to America’s youngest voters. To veteran Washingtonians, they’re simply the flavor of the week. And to aspiring young politicos, they’re, well, masters of the universe.

Indeed, the newest members of Washington’s political establishment are a young, ambitious bunch. In that way, they’re not so different from the more conservative counterparts they replaced. And like any members of the postmodern, post-racial, post Clinton, post-everything generation, they’re as aware of the threats of the future they will help shape as they are optimistic about its potential.

So what is it about this crop of fresh new faces that has all of Washington – and the country – watching?

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