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Politics as Personal

by Raphael Bostic For a while now, I have been reflecting on the important role that “the personal” plays in determining whether a governance arrangement is going to be effective. It is clear that, regardless of what policy topic is being debated, the likelihood of finding common ground and success is Read more…

Wicked Problems

by Raphael Bostic In recent years, many have argued that government is in a state of crisis. There are big problems that are widely known – a crumbling infrastructure, flailing education system, environments in crisis, loss of our competitive edge on the international stage, among others – and yet there is Read more…

Searching for a GOP Savior

This week’s Road to the White House – entitled “How the Millennial Generation is Shaping the 2012 Election” – featured Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, co-authors of Millennial Momentum: How a new generation is remaking America (2011: Rutgers University Press).  The discussion focused on the important role that Millennials – Americans born roughly from the early 1980s to the early 2000s – can and will play in American politics.  Some of the most convincing findings came from survey data about the policy preferences of this age cohort.  On nearly every issue – foreign policy, economic policy, and social policy – the views of the Millennials are closely aligned with the dominant positions of the Democrat Party.

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