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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- It is a time of reckoning for the United States' historic Democratic Party. Its disastrous showing in the 2004 presidential election seems certain to doom the m
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Walkers' World: Why Democrats must change


Analysis: Top Democrats start infighting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Thursday went on the offensive against Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, possibly signaling the end of the two candidates' hands-off policy toward each other.
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Kerry ducks infidelity charges, moves on

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Analysis: Demographic trends against GOP

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Republican Party triumphed in the 2002 midterm elections in part because the GOP's kind of voters -- married, middle-aged, affluent, and white -- showed up at the polls in relatively large numbers. In contrast, in the 2004 elections, the normal demogr
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Analysis: The voting gender gap narrows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Data extricated from the collapse of the lone national exit poll in the 2002 congressional elections show that the "gender gap" between how men and women vote declined to the narrowest difference since before the 1994 House elections.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Analysis: Initial reads of voters in error

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- An analysis by United Press International of recently released results of 2002 national exit poll undermines some fashionable myths about why the Republican Party gained ground in last year's election for the House of Representatives.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Election 2002: Emerging Dem majority?

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
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Experts differ on cloning regulation

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- It is a good thing that in the future, parents will be able to predetermine the physical traits of their children -- providing that current anti-cloning legisla
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Ruy Teixeira (pronounced ROO-ey te-SHAH-ra) is an American political scientist and commentator who has written several books on various topics in political science and political strategy. Most recently, he co-wrote with John Judis The Emerging Democratic Majority (2002), a book arguing that Democrats in the United States are demographically destined to become a majority party in the early 21st century. He writes and edits the weblog The Democratic Strategist.

Ruy was born in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 1951. His parents were Marie Overmeyer Teixeira and Bernardo Teixeira. He has one older sibling, Diogo Teixeira, a businessman, and one younger half-brother, Bernardo de Albergaria, a marketing executive. Ruy's parents were divorced when he was quite young and he grew up strongly influenced by his mother who was an artist, painter, and teacher.

Ruy was tested to be quite bright when in junior high school. He skipped a grade and graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School at the age of 16. After a year off, he attended Yale University for a year but left to participate in left-wing political activities. He eventually graduated from the University of Michigan in 1976 and moved on to the University of Wisconsin to obtain a Ph. D. in sociology in 1983.

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