DENVER — Kids are smart. They figure things out.
What they’re figuring out right now is what politics really looks like. Politics is what they’re seeing right now. It’s what they’re living right now. It’s why they are or are not playing football or volleyball games a few weeks from now.
Politics is not the jibber-jabber on CNN or Fox News. It’s more powerful than that. It’s why some states are playing high school football in the fall, and others, like Colorado, postponed the football season until the spring. The next generation of voters has been afforded a front-row seat in the most impactful type of class: real-life experience.
Maybe you’re one of those trying to come out of this coronavirus pandemic with something to show for it. Maybe drop a few pounds, build some garden beds, teach your dogs to spot trout. (It’s not working. Yet.) But if I had one post-pandemic hope for the teenagers who soon will turn 18, if they haven’t…