Charles Anthony Smith

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    Why the Republicans will retain the House in 2016…and 2018…and 2020.

Why the Republicans will retain the House in 2016…and 2018…and 2020.

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At this stage of the 2016 election cycle, which party will control the White House and the US Senate come January 2017 seems to be very much up in the air. The US House of Representatives on the other hand, is almost certain to remain in the hands of the Republican Party, a situation which is likely to continue […]

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    The election of Democrats alone is not enough to ensure gay rights

The election of Democrats alone is not enough to ensure gay rights

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Although Congressmen are elected to represent their districts and states, they will occasionally defy majority opinion to support the rights of a minority group. Drawing on data from House Democrats that voted against the popular Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Benjamin G. Bishin and Charles Anthony Smith determine that favorable district composition, membership in the Congressional Black Caucus, and competitive […]

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