The Rayburn Gold Room
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
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The American Enterprise
August 18, 2011 • 12:30–1:30 P.M.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | www.aei.org
Michael Barone, a political analyst and journalist and a resident fellow at AEI, studies politics, American government, and campaigns and elections. The principal coauthor of the annual Almanac of American Politics (National Journal Group), he has written many books on American politics and history. Mr. Barone is also a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner
Ruy Teixeira is a senior fellow at both the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress. He is also a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he recently codirected a joint Brookings-AEI project on political demography and geography, "The Future of Red, Blue, and Purple America," and wrote a series of reports with William Frey on the political geography of battleground states in the 2008 election. He is the author or editor of six books, including Red, Blue, and Purple America: The Future of Election Demographics (Brookings Institution Press, 2008), The Emerging Democratic Majority (Scribner, 2002, with John B. Judis), America's Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters (Basic Books, 2001, with Joel Rogers), and The Disappearing American Voter (Brookings Institution Press, 1992), as well as hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. He also writes Public Opinion Snapshot
, a weekly feature on the Center for American Progress and Century Foundation websites.
is a senior fellow at AEI. She compiles and analyzes American public opinion using available polling data on a variety of subjects, including the economy, taxes, the state of workers in America, the environment and global warming, attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage, the North American Free Trade Agreement and free trade, the war in Iraq, and women's attitudes. In addition, Ms. Bowman has studied and spoken about the evolution of American politics resulting from key demographic and geographic changes. She has often lectured on the role of think tanks in the United States and writes a weekly column for Forbes.com.