Topic: Voters

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 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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Black Women Voters are Key for Candidates This Year

Oct. 5, 2015
Vote Counts Button

The first candidate to stand up for black women and outline some real policies for improvement may just get enough votes to be elected president. After all, black women accounted for 60 percent of all black voters in 2008 and supported Obama to the tune of 96 percent. In 2012, 98 percent of black women under age 30 voted for Obama, compared to 80 percent of young black men.

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Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Aug. 11, 2014
Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Amid the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, elected officials are producing a spectacle of political posturing. All the familiar remedies for our immigration fiasco are on view, their proponents hoping to turn the plight of Central American migrants to their temporary political advantage.

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Elected Officials at All Levels Should Engage Their Constituents Both Before and After Elections

June 19, 2014
Elected Officials at All Levels Should Engage Their Constituents Both Before and After Elections

Analysis of the surprising defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor included the notion, as one county GOP chair told the Washington Post, that voters "hadn't seen him"- that Cantor had lost touch with his constituency after a long tenure in office and a greater focus on inside-the-Beltway pol

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