The Democratic Party’s triumphal romp through suburbia was the big story of the midterms. In affluent suburban districts once controlled by the GOP—long-held GOP seats flipped and are unlikely to flip back unless Democrats alienate their new constituents by seeking to destroy suburban life.
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A youthful and handsome appearance, the blessings of the autocrats and clerics...and a fawning media — all these belonged to French President Emmanuel Macron just a year ago. Today, Macron's presidency is adrift. Is this the fate that awaits our new governor, Gavin Newsom?
If this undisguised reality series played by Hollywood rules, it would have already been canceled. The President Trump show has failed to grow its audience, and the reviews, even from the mildly sympathetic, are consistently bad.
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California Becoming More Feudal
Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in California Becoming More Feudal, With Ultra-Rich Lording Over Declining Middle Class, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy. Read the related article here
Orange County Focus
How can Orange County become a better place to live for all of its residents? Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore the challenges and solutions in Orange County Focus: Forging Our Common Future, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy. Read an excerpt from the report Click here to read/download the full report
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