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Center for American Progress
What About White Voters?
An examination of the demographic trends that are shaping our changing electorate. ...
Saving the Best for Last
President Obama's final State of the Union address challenged voters to do the hard work of fulfilling the American promise. ...
The Path to 270 in 2016
This report examines the upcoming 2016 election through a comprehensive analysis and projection of demographic and electoral trends nationally and in 12 battleground states. ...
Justin Trudeau Explains How Progressive Ideals Help the Middle Class
Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau joined the Center for American Progress to talk about the challenges facing the middle class and how to ensure opportunity for all. ...
Voting with Values That Work for All
Conservatives who profess faith, family, and values should follow Pope Francis' lead and support principles that actually reflect the nation's shared values. ...
Asian American and Pacific Islander Voters
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the nation's fastest-growing racial group. But despite their soaring numbers, they still face barriers to reaching the voting booth. ...
Top 6 Facts on the Latino Vote
Latinos are a growing segment of the electorate and tremendous potential exists for them to gain much more political power in 2016 and beyond. ...
People of Color: Their Contributions, Their Potential
As demographics shift and the share of people of color in the U.S. population continues to increase, it is important to take notice of the contributions that people of color make to the United States and their potential contributions ...

 
The Nation.
In Defense of Beyoncé's Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl
Dave Zirin
The right-wing backlash to her Super Bowl performance only proves how important it was.
Big GOP Donors Are to Blame for Their Party's Clown-Car Primary
Joshua Holland
In another era, the "establishment" might be coalescing around a single candidate, and attacking Trump and Cruz. But there is no single Republican "establishment" today.
Anderson .Paak, Then and Now
Matthew McKnight
Malibu is .Paak's best work: a layered album that is so fun and easy to listen to that, on each return listen, you hear something new.
Does the US Military Suffer From 'Affluenza'?
William J. Astore
No matter what the military does (or doesn't) accomplish, it continues to garner praise, resources, and funding.
The Plan for Detroit's Former Tiger Stadium Ignores History--and Potentially Safety
Michael Betzold
The historic nine-acre field was ignored by the city and lovingly restored by fans. So why are there plans to cover it with artificial turf?
3 Questions Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Should Answer at Tonight's Debate
John Nichols
What will the Democratic candidates say to voters whose livelihoods have been destroyed by austerity?
Repairing American Democracy Should Be a Central Issue in the 2016 Campaign
Ari Berman
Three ways to fix US politics: Reduce big money, end gerrymandering, make it easier to vote.  
Cam Newton and the Burden of History
Donna Murch
The backlash against the quarterback's confident politics has deep roots.
Who Was Kafka?
Reiner Stach
A collection of ephemera complicates the picture of Franz Kafka as a tortured neurotic.
Start Making Sense: The Secret to Bernie's Startling Success
Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener
Plus: Rick Perlstein on Trump's triumph and Jane Mayer on the Koch brothers.
 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Political Strategy Notes
NYT reporters and editors preview tonight's Democratic presidential candidate debate in Milwaukee. "Hillary Clinton's campaign just started airing a powerful ad in South Carolina highlighting her record of fighting for criminal justice reform and decrying "systemic racism." I'll ...
Surprise NH Star John Kasich Has No Credible Path to the Nomination
Before you let anyone convince you that Ohio Gov. John Kasich's surprise second-place finish in New Hamsphire gives Republicans an electable new option, consider this evaluation I made of his prospects at New York this morning:

Kasich pursued the ...
How the White Working Class Voted in NH
Looking at vote totals in NH, Sanders was the top vote-getter by far, racking up a tally of 138,716 votes with 92 percent of the returns in, compared to Trump's 2nd place finish of 92,417 votes. Clinton received 88,827, ...
For Dems, NH Primary Diminishes in Context
The latest NH polls (here and here, for example) indicate possible double-digit victory margins for Sanders and Trump, with all of the caveats that apply for small survey samples and NH voters' notorious proclivity for confounding pollsters.

For ...
Political Strategy Notes
The pundit consensus regarding the final Republican presidential candidate debate before the NH primary is that poll front-runners Trump and Cruz did OK, despite the booing of The Donald, which had the unsavory whiff of a GOP establishment set-up. ...
Beware of Moments That Reinforce Media Narratives--Ask Howard Dean
As the Democratic presidential nominating contest gets tense after the photo-finish in Iowa, it brings back memories of past post-Iowa "moments" that turned out to be dramatic and consequential. I wrote about one of them--the so-called "Dean ...
Clinton-Sanders Contest Could Go Epic
Last night's debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders suggests that the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination could go the distance. No matter who wins the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, the ...
Two Ends of a Wishbone
With so much attention paid to determining "who won" the Iowa Caucuses, and how irregularities may have affected the outcome, it's important not to forget about what we did learn about the striking and entirely complementary strengths and weaknesses ...

 
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