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Are Demographics Really Destiny for the GOP?

Ronald Brownstein The Atlantic
A new analysis of the 2016 electorate offers warning signs to Republicans, whose base continues to shrink. (There are red lights flashing Democrats' way, too.)

The High Probability of Being Poor

Matt Bruenig The American Prospect
A slight majority of people still spend at least one year of their adult life in poverty, and for some demographic groups, almost everyone experiences poverty at some point.

Newcomers Change Face of Southern Politics

Chris Kromm Institute for Southern Studies
If current trends hold, all Southern states will be transformed in some way by the changing blend of Southerners, new and old.

‘Demographics’ Are Not Simply Passive Numbers, They Also Often Rise Up and Rebel

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Progressive America Rising
What was most striking about the 2012 election, then, was that in the face of this attack on our right to vote, there was something akin to a popular revolt by the African American and Latino electorate. Latinos voted over 70% for Obama and African Americans over 93%. What happened in the 2012 election was very much about demographics. African Americans, Latinos and Asians turned out in significant numbers, voting overwhelmingly for the Democrats.
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