Generational Pull in Congress
Studies show that the generational make-up of congress may influence politics to a greater degree than party affiliation. Each generational shift in the composition of congress bring a large scale change in policy, though it typically takes place over the course of 20 years. As of right now, Baby Boomers have a tight hold on congress and have brought with them a time of extremism, polarization and low productivity. The next generation to take over, Generation X, is expected to be very different although it is several years away only holding 37% of the House and 25% of the Senate for the moment. For more information on this topic, visit this article with David L. Rosen with Politico.