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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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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa October 6, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young.

You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles during the Boston Community Forum on Substance Abuse in Boston, Massachusetts October 1, 2015. Reuters

A trillion-dollar tax increase — even one that raises capital gains taxes — might look a whole lot smarter than a reckless, budget-busting $10 trillion tax cut when you are already $20 trillion in debt.

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New revelations suggest that Vice President Biden may have leaked his conversation with his dying son urging him to run.

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GOP House election and potential Biden presidential bid highlight the week’s political news stories.

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American conservatism often gets bogged down in facts and statistics. Conservatives must better communicate their core principles to a public that is often quite skeptical of their motivations.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30, 2015. Reuters

While Donald Trump’s tax plan bears a superficial resemblance to the Reagan agenda, Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible.

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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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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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