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  • emThe Working Class Republicanem
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    The Working Class Republican

    Henry Olsen talked about his book The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism, in which he argues that Ronald Reagan not only considered himself a successor…

  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts Discussion on Congressional Races in 2016
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    Congressional Races in 2016

    Panelists talked about the 2016 congressional races and key swing states in the presidential election. Speakers included Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY)…

  • Washington Journal Roundtable on Demographics and Presidential Elections
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    Demographics and Presidential Elections

    Ruy Teixeira and Karlyn Bowman talked about the report they worked on that looks at the possible effects of changing racial, age, and generational demographics on both the 2016 election and…

  • 2012 Election Demographics
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    2012 Election Demographics

    Panelists talked about the effects of demographic changes, voter perception of the economy, and ideology on the 2012 presidential election. They discussed at length the Latino voting bloc and also…

  • Voter Demographics and Economics in the 2012 Elections
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    Voter Demographics and Economics in the 2012 Elections

    Political reporters and analysts discussed about the changing demographics possibly affecting the 2012 elections. The panel came to the consensus that President Obama was losing ground with…

  • Political Demographic Shifts
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    Political Demographic Shifts

    Two political scholars debated the changing of U.S. demographics and the shifting the political landscape for 2012. Ruy Teixeira argued that trends would favor Democrats. To back his claim,…

  • Partisanship And the Future of Political Parties
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    Partisanship And the Future of Political Parties

    Panelists spoke about the future of political parties and election campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were potential demographic changes, independent party movements, and campaign financing.…

  • AfricanAmerican Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections

    Participants spoke about a recent survey of African-American voters on their attitudes and leanings in the 2010 midterm elections, as well as the likely impact of the black vote in various…

  • emThe Next Hundred Million America in 2050em
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    The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

    A panel presentation on what the demographics of the U.S. will be at mid-century. But author Joel Kotkin also discussed projected cultural changes, explaining evolving trends through the prisms of industry,…

  • Immigration and Conservative Political Strategy
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    Immigration and Conservative Political Strategy

    Panelists talked about the use of immigration as a political wedge issue, using a paper by Ruy Teixeira, “The Coming End of the Culture Wars,” as the starting point. In his remarks Mr.…

  • emThe Grand New Partyem
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    The Grand New Party

    Co-Authors Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, talked about their book, Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream, published by Double Day. In their…

  • Impact of Political Corruption on Americans
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    Impact of Political Corruption on Americans

    A panel moderated by John Podesta talked about the effects of political corruption on average Americans and focused on many of the ideas presented in Mr. Sirota’s book, Hostile Takeover:…

  • Future of the Democratic Party
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    Future of the Democratic Party

    The guests discussed the future of the Democratic Party and the nine Democratic candidates running for president in the 2004 primary elections. They responded to audience telephone calls,…

  • Political Book Fair
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    Political Book Fair

    Mr. Teixiera spoke about the book he co-wrote with John Judis, The Emerging Democratic Majority, published by Scribner. In it, they argue that the attitudes of the public, the demography of…

  • emThe Emerging Democratic Majorityem
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    The Emerging Democratic Majority

    Mr. Judis and Mr. Teixeira talked about their book The Emerging Democratic Majority, published by Scribner. The authors argue that current political and demographic trends suggest that over…

  • emAmericas Forgotten Majorityem
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    America's Forgotten Majority

    Mr. Teixeira speaks about his book America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters, published by Basic Books. In the book, the author challenges the common belief that…

  • Rethinking Political Reform
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    Rethinking Political Reform

    Three authors of a recent study assessing the effect of proposed government reforms, reviewed their findings. Their report, Rethinking Political Reform, Beyond Spending and Term Limits,…

  • Presidential Health Care Proposal
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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Representative Cooper spoke about the president’s health care reform plan and its prospects in Congress. Following his opening address, he took questions from the audience. Senator Lieberman…

  • Economic Nationalism Report
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    Economic Nationalism Report

    Participants analyzed the institute’s report which reviewed public opinion data to describe public views of economic policy. The economic nationalism, which the data indicated, belies the…