California Speaker Recall Effort Reflects Democratic Tension

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how the internal tensions in California’s Democratic Party will impact fundraising, but not the party’s electoral majority. The Democratic tension is “almost to be expected” for those who have been around to see the cycles in…

Road to the White House: Winning an Electoral Majority Amid Demographic Divisions

Rapid demographic change has dramatic, polarizing effects among the electorate, especially in a time of economic despair. The declining majority status of whites, growing numbers of elderly, and increasing immigration each have been cause for rejoice and new political demands. Yet those trends fan fears and galvanize opposition that is easily exploited by political candidates.…