Whit Ayres

North Star Opinion Research

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President of North Star Opinion Research, a Republican polling firm based Alexandria, Virginia; author of 2016 and Beyond: How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America

Whit Ayres on KCRW

On the average, national polls show that Hillary Clinton will likely defeat Donald Trump in next month's election. Trump's response is familiar.

Confused by political polling? You're not alone.

On the average, national polls show that Hillary Clinton will likely defeat Donald Trump in next month's election. Trump's response is familiar.

from To the Point

In their  first prime-time debate  last night, ten candidates for next year's Republican presidential nomination were pummeled with challenging questions.

Drama and Comedy in the Race for the White House

In their first prime-time debate last night, ten candidates for next year's Republican presidential nomination were pummeled with challenging questions.

from To the Point

Barack Obama's second victory showed Republicans that the nation is changing, and that's led to an agonizing reappraisal.

The GOP and the Lessons of Last Year's Election

Barack Obama's second victory showed Republicans that the nation is changing, and that's led to an agonizing reappraisal.

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Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

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Jet aircraft, carrier task forces and tanks consume vast amounts of fossil fuel--while emitting vast amounts of greenhouse gases. The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is bigger than those of many entire nations. Now, it’s caught in the middle. It’s a massive contributor to climate change, which is threatening its mission worldwide. Seaports and airstrips are being flooded or burned out, and restoring operations costs many millions of dollars. Meantime, environmental damage is leading to instability and the prospect of international violence. Water shortages have increased tensions in the Middle East and caused new hostilities between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. Russia and China are taking advantage of changing conditions. Will politicians who scorn environmentalists and mistrust climate scientists listen to the warnings of military leaders?

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

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The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

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A state bill called AB 5 would require businesses that rely on independent contractors to reclassify them as employees and offer benefits such as health insurance and sick pay. There’s…

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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