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State and national campaign politics

Latinos make up more than 40 percent of the Texas population, but disparity remains between that and their representation at the voting booth. Paul Stekler writes about the reasons for this disconnect, including: "If potential voters don't see the importance of voting, how it impacts their day-to-day lives, almost nothing can get them to register and vote.

Professor Peniel Joseph weighs in on Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination: "By denying a president with almost one year remaining on his term the well-earned chance to transform the court, the Republican Party has virtually assured that the court's conservative tilt will last for at least another generation."

Professor Jeremi Suri asserts that President Trump's foreign policy plans are more coherent than many recognize: "Trump's executive orders are the blueprints for the most significant shift in American foreign policy since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941."