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    How interim DNC chair Donna Brazile can succeed in the next 100 days

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    Debbie Wasserman Schultz' resignation as chair of the Democratic National Committee created a leadership shakeup in advance of the party's nomination convention. Interim Chair, Donna Brazile, now much steer her party through a challenging period, healing wounds, and prepping for both a presidential election and leadership battle. John Hudak explains what Brazile needs to do to succeed in the coming months.

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    Democrats and Republicans disagree: Carbon taxes

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    This week the Democrats gather in Philadelphia to nominate a candidate for president and adopt a party platform. Given that there are no minority reports to the Democratic platform, it is likely that it will be adopted as-is this week.  This piece walks readers through one of the biggest contrasts, while an earlier piece by Elaine Kamarck detailed a striking similarity.  Read More

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    Democrats and Republicans agree: Reinstate Glass-Steagall

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    This week the Democrats gather in Philadelphia to nominate a candidate for president and adopt a party platform. Given that there are no minority reports to the Democratic platform, it is likely that it will be adopted as-is this week. This piece by Elaine C. Kamarck details that unexpected similarity, while a companion piece from William A. Galston walks readers through one of the biggest contrasts.

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    Trump’s acceptance speech failed to broaden his support

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    Galston and Kamarck explain that although Trump’s acceptance speech left Republicans more reassured and unified than they had been during the first three days of their convention, it is less clear that it laid the foundation for a successful general election campaign. 

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    What’s the purpose of an acceptance speech?

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    What will Trump say in his acceptance speech on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention? In this post, William Galston explores what the purpose of an acceptance speech is. 

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    Why did Cruz do it?

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    The story of the third night of the Republican National Convention was Senator Ted Cruz's speech, in which he did not endorse Donald Trump. In this post, Elaine Kamarck looks at reasons why Cruz might have gone rogue. 

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    Obvious differences between Trump and Pence could derail the ticket

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    On Wednesday night the Republican Convention heard from the polar opposite of Donald Trump when their vice presidential nominee accepted the nomination. He gave new meaning to the term “balancing the ticket.” In this post, Elaine Kamarck argues that too much balance may derail the ticket. 

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    Auditions underway in Cleveland for the next Republican president

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     Halfway through the GOP convention, Republicans have beaten back the challenges to Trump’s nomination and managed to achieve a semblance of unity. In this post, Elaine Kamarck looks that the Republicans that were on stage auditioning for 2020—and those that were conspicuously absent.

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    Melania Trump fails to help close the gender gap

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    Melania Trump gave the prime time address on Monday, July 18, the first night of the Republican National Convention. In this post, Elaine Kamarck looks at what Melania's speech didn't accomplish.  Read More

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    Live from Cleveland: A history of messy and not-so-messy conventions

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    With the Republican National Convention beginning, Elaine Kamarck runs through history's messy and not-so-messy conventions of years past.  Read More

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