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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.
Mitch McConnell Wants Obama to Have a Three-Year Last Term
Joan Walsh
Just because McConnell's insistence that Obama shouldn't nominate a new Supreme Court justice is expected, that doesn't make it normal. It's outrageous.
Yes, President Obama Can Still Nominate a Supreme Court Justice
John Nichols
The Republican presidential candidates are wrong. Supreme Court nominees can and should be confirmed in election years.
Trump Says This Was His Best Debate Yet. He Might Be Right.
D.D. Guttenplan
Time is running out for the Republicans to come up with a consensus alternative to the Greatest Shill on Earth.
Thousands March in North Carolina to Protest Voter Suppression
Ari Berman
Civil-rights activists mobilize to make their voices heard at the ballot box in 2016.
A Concrete Plan to Make Black Lives Matter
Mychal Denzel Smith
This is a plan for pressuring whoever is in office, whether they are sympathetic to the causes of racial and economic justice or not.
What's the Difference Between and a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer.
Julianne Hing
Prompted by the ongoing crisis of child migrants from Central American, Senate Democrats are trying to get due process for "vulnerable" asylum seekers.
Donald Trump, the Most Dangerous Face in the Republican Crowd
Sasha Abramsky
Like "Lonesome" Rhodes, the lead character in Elia Kazan's great 1957 movie about demagogy, Trump is a case study of narcissism and megalomania run amok.
The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers
Barbara Crossette
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions decided that Assange has been deprived of his rights under international humanitarian law. But Britain and Sweden rejected the decision and will ignore it.
Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem
Joan Walsh
He needs to find a way to critique the administration without alienating black voters who are protective of the president.
Does the Rise of Trump and Sanders Turn What We Know About American Elections Upside Down?
Joshua Holland
The 2016 election has flummoxed pundits. Is it upending political science, too?
 

 
 
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The Democratic Strategist
Sanders and Other Democrats Need to Answer the "Big Government" Question
While I was watching the PBS Democratic presidential candidates' debate Thursday night, I noticed Bernie Sanders doing something a lot of Democrats do: changing the subject when asked the non-congenial question of how much government implementing his agenda ...
GOP Mess Won't Secure Democratic Victory in November
In his Mother Jones post, "The 2016 Election Is Likely to Be a Close One," Kevin Drum quotes from an L.A. Times article by Maria Bustillos, who writes in making her case for Sen. Sanders that, ...
Clinton-Sanders Milwaukee Debate: Civility with Zingers
In last night's Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again provided an impressive example of civility and how to conduct an informative and uplifting discussion of their respective visions for America's future -- and ...
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. ...

 
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