Wide Angle Election 2016

Education is the American dream

Education is central to reducing inequality and increasing mobility. Stanford economics professor Raj Chetty says we should increase support for schools that effectively serve large numbers of disadvantaged youth.

Combatting inequality

To combat inequality, the next administration should improve housing voucher policy and change our tax policy to spread wealth more equally, says Stanford economics Professor Raj Chetty.

The perils of a partisan military

When retired military leaders speak out on partisan issues, it is unhealthy for our democracy, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution.

The mark of a great commander in chief

To be a successful commander in chief, you cannot underestimate or really prepare, for the intense pressures and decisions that lie ahead, says Adm. Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations and a fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Finding commonalities

Sophisticated micro-targeting may win elections but finding commonalities is critical to moving the country forward, says long-time political strategist Mike McCurry.

Where’s the Golden Rule in politics?

The separation of church and state is fundamental, yet a dose of values and the Golden Rule might enhance political discourse and community, says political strategist Mike McCurry, professor of public theology at Wesley Theological Seminary.

How to run a smart campaign

Social media and data analytics have revolutionized elections, but in the end, it’s the candidates that matter, says David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager.

What motivates young voters

Young voters care about issues but their turnout depends on passion for a candidate, says David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager.

Let’s talk about race

This election has brought the issue of race back into our national dialogue; it’s time to have a broader conversation about whether we’re living the way we want to, says Stanford English Professor Paula Moya. View Q&A with Paula Moya (PDF)