Tag Archives: Latinos

Thinking About Romney’s Southern Problem

It’s pretty clear that Mitt Romney has a Southern problem. The Republican candidate has consistently lost southern states. Indeed, it’s probable that if the South didn’t exist, then Mitt Romney would already have the nomination sown up today. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the second part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The previous part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The previous post argued that the “permanent Democratic majority” – the idea … Continue reading

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Challenging the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the first part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The second part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The permanent Democratic majority is a theory spun by many Democratic … Continue reading

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The Strange Duality of Spanish in the American Imagination

It’s quite interesting to see how America perceives Spanish. There are two quite different ways that the Spanish language is viewed in the American imagination. Indeed, in many ways these two approaches are the exact opposite. The first way is the one more … Continue reading

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Examining Turn-Out by Race in California

California constitutes one of the most diverse states in the United States. Here is how the Census estimates its population composition: California’s Ethnic Composition Asian 12.7% Black 6.6% Hispanic 37.0% Mixed 2.6% Native American 1.2% Pacific Islander 0.4% White 41.7% … Continue reading

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Solving a Mystery in Philadelphia Voting Patterns

A long time ago, I posted a series of posts analyzing the swing state Pennsylvania. One section of this series focused specifically on the city of Philadelphia. This section analyzed Philadelphia’s vote by precinct results and mapped out the results … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Law and the Bennett Law

The recent signing of Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant bill reminded me of another law passed a while ago. Commonly called the Bennett law, it aimed to make the teaching of English mandatory in all public and private schools. Like Arizona’s law, … Continue reading

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