Month: April 2021

Can Democrats Avoid a Wipeout in 2022?

“There is this recognition of this moment and how fleeting it is, and an evaluation that, absent the trifecta of control, it is very hard to move big policy,” said a senior official at one of the party’s leading outside advocacy groups, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategizing. “So you have to take your shot. I think that’s part of what undergirds ‘Go big.’”

In one sense, past presidents’ first two years in office offer Biden and congressional Democrats reason to be optimistic about executing their plans.

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Op-Ed: ‘Other’ as the nation’s 2nd-largest race? Latinos and the 2020 census may make that happen

As the preliminary 2020 census results continue to trickle out, one statistic may be surprising. The numbers are certain to show that the second-largest racial category in the United States is “other,” after “white.” And upwards of 97% of those who self-classify as “other” will in all probability be Latinos.

In the 2020 census, Latinos are expected to account for more than 20% of the U.S. population — more than 60 million people.

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