One of the more overlooked, yet important steps in running for president is to set up an effective presidential transition team, writes Douglas Brook, a visiting professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy who has served in four presidentially appointed positions.
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Political scientist Sunshine Hillygus finds those who major in the humanities or take social-science courses in college are more likely to participate politically after graduation. But indicators start even earlier -- those whose verbal skills are higher by the end of high school, as measured by SATs, are more likely to become active political participants than those with high math scores.
New data from a 2016 survey suggest that, at least on some dimensions, young whites are quite a bit more racially progressive than their parents.