By 2040, 70 percent of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states, which are also home to the overwhelming majority of the 30 largest cities in the country. By extension, 30 percent of Americans will live in the other 35 states. That means that the 70 percent of Americans get all of 30 Senators and 30 percent of Americans get 70 Senators.
David Birdsell, Ph. D., Dean of the Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
We’re in trouble if a cow in Wyoming has more proportional representation in the Senate than the average Texan or New Yorker.
The tax cuts for the wealthy frequently advocated by Republican politicians are viewed unfavorably by many voters, polls show. The Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan group that conducts public-opinion surveys, found that 57 percent of Americans nationally, including over a third of Republicans, support increasing taxes on those earning at least $250,000 a year. By contrast, Brownback’s policies reduced them drastically.
Yet Dan Cox, the institute’s research director, said that Brownback’s defeat did not augur more victories for Republicans pursuing more moderate economic policies. He said Republican policymakers and their advisers around the country are likely to view the example of Kansas as a failure of implementation, rather than one of principle, and they will argue that Kansas’s experiment would have succeeded had the legislature reduced spending even more.
The Washington Post: Republicans are predicting the beginning of the end of the tea party in Kansas
As the saying goes, conservatism never fails, it is only failed.
Donald Trump remains overwhelmingly unpopular with Latinos, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll shows, with only about one in seven Latino voters say they support the presumptive GOP nominee.
A whopping 76 percent of the 300 Latino registered voters in the poll said they back Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head race, while just 14 percent said they back Trump.
What’s more, 82 percent of Latino voters say they have an unfavorable view of Trump, while just 11 percent view him positively.
NBC News: Clinton Beats Trump Among Latinos 76 Percent to 14 Percent
I guess Trump’s support among Latino voters has really cratered since July 7.