Millennials Knocking on the Door of the American Dream

What is the American Dream through the eyes of Millennials?
Listen to the new episode of Our American Discourse to hear how Prof Dowell Myers is questioning the fate of Millennials as they work toward opportunities and the future.

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Poll Shows Sanctuary Law Divides California Voters

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how reliably Republican congressional districts in California have shifted. “Orange County is not the Orange County it used to be, with the change in demographics and the conservative advantage has slipped,” Jeffe said in a phone interview. “But don’t underestimate the forces…

Jeffe quoted in Istoé (Brazil) about the Democratic party’s expectations for voter turnout and demographic influence

Istoé (Brazil) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about the Democratic party’s expectations for voter turnout and demographic influence. Os conservadores representados pelos republicanos, que agora também têm maioria na Câmara e no Senado, foram muito questionados ao longo do último ciclo eleitoral. A transformação demográfica pela qual os EUA passam, com o aumento da proporção das…

How Well Do Our Leaders Represent Us?

by Jeremy Loudenback Over the course of the past few decades, the country has been in the midst of a significant demographic shift, becoming more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Unfortunately, the people who govern it are still overwhelmingly white and male. Attention has frequently focused on the less-than-representative ethnic composition of the U.S.…

The New Connectedness as a Strategy to Win Majority Support

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 poltical candidates.…