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Anna Greenberg

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The Past, Present and Potential Future of Marijuana Legalization

(29) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 8:16 PM

Co-authored with David Walker

On November 6, 2012, voters in Washington and Colorado voted to support what was previously considered a radical experiment in social policy: the legalization of marijuana. More recently, Oregon, Washington DC and Alaska joined these two pioneering states. Though 23 states have legalized medical marijuana, the...

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Lessons from the Heartland

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 4:10 PM

Co-authored with David Walker

Although Indiana is far removed from battleground lists of either party, recent events there and their impact should command the attention of national political operatives on both sides.

Three months ago, Indiana Governor Mike Pence stood among the most popular executives in the country. In...

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The Security Mom Myth Revisited

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 2:44 PM

In 2004, John Kerry had a problem with women voters. Pundits declared that Kerry was losing women voters - the so-called Security Moms - due to their deep-seated concerns about terrorism. These security moms simply trusted George Bush more to keep their children safe. Never mind that this swing bloc...

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Year of the Woman: Private Parts and Political Parties

(189) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 11:27 AM

The "gender gap" -- the decades-long gulf between the two major parties' ability to secure the support of women voters -- has become such a calcified part of how we talk about elections and political strategy that it has left both the Democratic and Republican parties, to different degrees and...

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Angry White Women Revisited

(113) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 12:07 PM

Immediately after John McCain announced that Sarah Palin was his choice for vice president, the media breathlessly reported Palin's ability to bring in the women's vote. Indeed, Palin herself asserted that she could attract some of those 18 million Hillary Clinton supporters because, presumably, women voters like to vote for...

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Angry White Women

(1584) Comments | Posted June 8, 2008 | 4:03 PM

Since it became clear that Hillary Clinton would likely bow out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president, the dominant narrative has been the angry white women who are holding back from Barack Obama. Some even suggest that John McCain can make a major play for these disaffected...

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