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Latinos in Dallas-Fort Worth are changing the bottom-line for area grocers

The Dallas Morning News reported that the 2.2 million Hispanics living in Dallas-Fort Worth spend an average of $582 per household on groceries each month. Area grocers are competing for their share, and according to Tower Center Associate Edward Rincón, president of the research … Continue reading

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TC Associate Edward Rincón | How trustworthy are polls?

As Arlington residents prepare to vote on the proposed $1 billion Texas Rangers stadium Nov. 8, Tower Center Associate Edward Rincón examined the public opinion polls leading up to the vote. He found short-comings in all of them. “Sponsors of public opinion polls … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. leaked its war plan in Iraq

Tower Chair Joshua Rovner coauthored an editorial with political scientist Caitlin Talmadge, “The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?” in the Washington Post. Rovner and Talmadge argue that the Islamic State might not be the intended audience … Continue reading

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Student Blog | Brexit will cost the UK, EU

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has come to the forefront of foreign policy discussions across the world. In the Tower Center Student Forum’s most recent event, A Brexit Discussion, scholars Dr. Harold Clarke of the University of … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson Provides Historical Precedent to Nasty 2016 Campaigns

Tower Center Associate Cal Jillson provided historical precedent to the nasty campaigning seen in the 2016 election in an interview with WFAA. He said Thomas Jefferson and John Adams also engaged in personal attacks during their campaigns in 1800. Jillson doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Event Recap | How the 1968 election affects politics today

Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen visited the Tower Center Oct. 6 to discuss his book, “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division,” and the 2016 election. Introducing Cohen, Thomas Knock of the Center for Presidential History said … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Madeleine Case | How voters think and learn about elections

Since the turn of the 21st century, technology has allowed political news to spread further, faster, and to an expanding audience. However, this appears to have had no impact on the level of interest that this audience takes with political … Continue reading

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Executive Director Luisa del Rosal profiled in the Daily Campus

Luisa del Rosal, newly appointed executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, was profiled in the Daily Campus by SMU student Allison Plake. “As the first female, Hispanic executive director for the Tower Center, she hopes to … Continue reading

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Q&A | Tower Scholar studies trade, U.S. leadership

The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar Matthew Reitz, class of 2017, to discuss his research on U.S.-Japan security, and more recently, free trade. Reitz, a political science and international studies major, spent June studying in Japan with Professor … Continue reading

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September Texas Economic Update: Pia Orrenius, Dallas Fed

Watch Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius give the September Texas Economic Update. “The worst of the energy crisis may be over,” she said.  

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