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Why Republican consumers are glum and Democrats upbeat

Aug 31, 2022
Consumer sentiment increasingly splits along party lines, with partisans of whoever holds the White House far more optimistic.
Data shows consumer sentiment is increasingly split along party lines. Right now, the gap between political tribes is nearly 35 points, according to the University of Michigan's survey.
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As the U.S. becomes more politically polarized, so does corporate leadership, paper says

Jun 28, 2022
Research indicates executives in a given company are now more likely to all be of the same party, and that has consequences.
"Executive teams have become more partisan. We like to match with other like-minded individuals," said Elisabeth Kempf, a professor at the University of Chicago and a co-author of the paper. 
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What Supreme Court reforms are available to Democrats?

Sep 29, 2020
In the most recent example in history, Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted 15 justices on the court.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2018.
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