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Inside Politics with Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider’s Inside Politics Newsletter is published every month to provide insight into the politicians, polls, and issues that are shaping our political landscape. Please email us to subscribe.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - July '14

This month Bill writes about how politics are impeding solutions to situation on the border. It is a humanitarian crisis, but for many policy-makers in Washington, it’s all politics. The In Focus pieces on p. 3 compare the lack of enthusiasm for intervention in Syria and Iraq to that of previous Middle East conflicts, and explore the challenges to improving the Iowa caucuses. And our latest infographic: Not Conservative Enough? illustrates a big reason why the GOP base thinks their Congressional Republicans are moderate squishes.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - June '14

In the June 2014 issue of our Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill discusses the recent calls for the impeachment of President Obama. Warning: the politics of impeachment are more complicated than they appear. Also: polls show political polarization marches on, 2 factors that limit Latino voters’ impact, and a new infographic on “Landslide Victories, Six Years Later.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - May '14

In our May 2014 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill writes about the lack of public urgency in regards to climate change. Also: the rapidly changing dynamics of Christianity within the Latino community, and what it means for Democrats, and a look at youth engagement in the 2014 midterm elections. The infographic on the back page: The State of the Center illustrates the unique perspectives and underlying values of moderate voters on key issues including energy, guns, and immigration.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - April '14

In our April 2014 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill writes about the debate over what affirmative action actually means—"outreach" or “preferential treatment.” He also weighs in on what it means that in 2012, we saw the lowest rate of ticket-splitting in nearly 100 years, and explains why 2014 may be the year of “reverse landslides.” The infographic on the back page, One of These Things is Not Like the Others, compares the haphazard routes by which a person can currently become a K-12 teacher to the standardized and rigorous paths required by a series of other professions.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - March '14

In our March 2014 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill Schneider writes about Republicans’ advantage in capturing control of the Senate, but why the terrain will favor Senate Democrats in 2016. He also discusses the recent uptick in public support of Obamacare. The infographic on the back page, What’s The Matter With Kids Today?, illustrates the contrast between Millennials and their Silent Generation elders.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - February '14

In our February 2014 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill Schneider writes about the three big reasons why Congress will have a very cautious 2014. He also discusses Barack Obama and the “Misery Index,” as well as the favorability ratings of the President, Vice President, and both Clintons. The back page infographic illustrates the Four Tickets to the Middle Class: a college education, owning a home, health insurance, and retirement savings. It seems that a middle class job no longer supports a middle class life.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - January '14

The 2016 presidential campaign is well underway. We’re now in the guerrilla war stage and Benghazi vs. Bridgegate is the first skirmish. More on this, as well as the public’s view on Edward Snowden, a look at the growing differences in social policies between red states and blue states, and a new infographic on the lethal history of the Caucasus Emirate, a Russian terrorist group that has threatened to attack the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi with “maximum force.”

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - Nov/Dec '13

In the November/December 2013 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill Schneider writes about the Democrats’ use of the “nuclear option” to eliminate most filibusters of presidential nominations, the Republicans guerrilla war aimed to sabotage Obamacare, the public backlash against government-ensured healthcare that was building even before Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency, as well as a recent study that ranks former Presidents based on their levels of “grandiose narcissism.” And check out the infographic on the back page… the polls could not be clearer: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - October '13

In the October 2013 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill writes about the current state of the Republican Party and the potential for it to split. Much like when Theodore Roosevelt ran for President as the Progressive Party candidate in 1912, could New Jersey Governor Chris Christie be the Bull Moose candidate of our era? The In Focus pieces on p. 3 discuss the narrowing margins of victory in Presidential elections, and what that means for Presidents’ ability to govern, as well as a comparison of today’s shutdown with the showdown between President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich in 1995-96.

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Inside Politics w/ Bill Schneider - September '13

In the September 2013 Inside Politics Newsletter, Bill writes about rebellions among both Republicans and Democrats against their respective party leaders. Each rebellion is fueled by significant public support from base voters. The In Focus pieces on p. 3 discuss the contrast between the two Republicans running for governor this year and the party leanings of legal and illegal Latino immigrants. And the infographic on the back page illustrates why for many hopeful immigrants, “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.”