Topic: Politics

How the Next President and the Supreme Court are Intertwined

Jan. 26, 2016
Supreme Court

The Democrat or Republican who wins the White House in 2016 will create a new Supreme Court that furthers the general preferences of that presidential party.

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What the Pledge of Allegiance Means in Today’s America

Jan. 4, 2016

Although we think of the Pledge as one of the least political of our institutions, from the beginning, there has been a clear, though changing, political purpose.

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Trump and Cruz Tied in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Nov. 12, 2015
Ted Cruz

Equal numbers of Republican primary voters in Texas chose U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump as their first choice to be the Republican presidential nominee in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune statewide poll. 

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What Politicians Should Keep in Mind with Hispanics

Oct. 28, 2015
Latino Voters

While on the campaign trail, Republicans, Democrats and tea party supporters alike will surely find the Hispanic demographic shift provides a compelling opportunity to address a critical facet of the debate on entitlement reform. Given that most groups share the same need for security and inevitably come together to depend on one another, intergenerational equity in transfer programs such as Medicare and Social Security are touchstones of the debate.

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We Need to Get More Accuracy From Candidates

Oct. 2, 2015
Political Candidate

In a free society, we can't stop people from making or condoning false claims. And in today’s America, we may not be able to level the financial playing field. But if we're smart, we can put our society’s love of score-keeping and prize-winning to use on the side of responsible public discourse and against demagoguery.

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