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Before Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for their first primary debate, a panel of experts discuss America’s rapidly changing demography and implications for the 2016 election and beyond.

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Why the federal government should not “bailout” Puerto Rico

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Donald Trump’s poll numbers demonstrate trends within the election cycle — some beneficial to the GOP and some less than ideal.

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The polls are clear: opportunity matters more to voters than income inequality. Politicians, take note.

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Several political factors aren’t influencing the 2016 campaign as much as one might think they would.

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A headline about the global sell-off in stocks is displayed on the Times Square "Zipper" in New York, August 24, 2015. Wall Street opened sharply lower on Monday with the Dow Jones industrial average losing more than a 1,000 points following a more-than 8 percent drop in Chinese shares and a selloff in oil and other commodities. Reuters

Post-crash polls reveal Americans’ continued uncertainty about the economy’s trajectory.

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Americans’ anxiety over the 2008 financial crisis still hasn’t faded away.

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Republican presidential candidates mingle and talk after the conclusion of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, September 16, 2015. Reuters

Ramesh Ponnuru and Francis Wilkinson exchanged e-mails about the Republican Party’s internal conflicts after the surprise resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in the gymnasium of Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, September 22, 2015. Reuters

The real reason that Mrs. Clinton’s rhetorical stratagem will sell is that ObamaCare has left many consumers badly insured for “specialty” drug costs.

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On “60 Minutes,” Trump finally revealed his foolproof plan to defeat ISIS. His plan is like a paperclip … if you unfolded that paperclip and stabbed yourself in the eye.

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People hold signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference to reveal his tax policy at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 28, 2015. Reuters

While Donald Trump may be leveling off, every Republican candidate would trade their poll position for his

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