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Arthur Brooks, Ed Gillespie, and Kristen Soltis Anderson discuss with moderator Marc Thiessen the importance of and need for a conservative message that speaks to voters’ hearts and minds.

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A discussion on Hillary Clinton’s emails being released by the State Department as well as a look into Donald Trump’s candidacy for president.

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Covering a political story today? Here’s the latest from AEI’s political corner experts.

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As the presidential campaign heats up, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. This asymmetry helps explain some otherwise puzzling things.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015. Reuters

The paper of record’s inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.

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Hillary Clinton can’t stick to a consistent line on the rather more central issue of the U.S. economy. It is leading to odd tonal shifts in her campaign, and to some foolish policy choices, too.

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America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been — not just now, but from the beginning — regionally, religiously, racially and ethnically diverse.

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President Barack Obama talks with Jon Stewart between segments of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York, N.Y., July 21, 2015. WhiteHouse.gov

Listening to Obama and his defenders, the polarization is all one-sided. The president’s opponents are dogmatic ideologues and racists.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona July 11, 2015.  Reuters

When you have a competition between two brands, the better brand tends to win. A Clinton may beat a Bush, but voters won’t be asked to vote for “a Clinton,” they’ll be asked to vote for a specific Clinton, namely Hillary.

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Where in America’s perceived panoply of economic problems does the ‘gig economy’ rank?

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Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the single individual most likely to be elected the next president. So it’s worthwhile to look closely at and behind her words when she deigns to speak on public policy, as she did in her July 14 speech on economics.

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