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“Fortify state’s regions this legislative session,” (with William E. Brown) Las Vegas Sun, 2/19/23.


“Next step for growing Nevada’s health care economy,” (with Caitlin J. Saladino and William E. Brown Jr.) The Nevada Independent, 12/16/22.

“Blue Metros, Red States Politics in the 2022 Nevada Midterm Elections,” Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 11/16/22.

“State’s Historical Structure Holding Back Southern Nevada Planning,” Las Vegas Sun, 9/3/22.


“A Titanic Force for Southern Nevada” (with Jaewon Lim, Magdalena Martinez, Fatma Nasoz, and Caitlin Saladino), UNLV Magazine, Fall 2021, Vol., 29 No 2.

“If Only Nevada had Community Colleges” (with Robert Lang and Bill Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 3/31/21.

“In 2020, the Largest Metro Areas Made the Difference for the Democrats,” (with Robert E. Lang and Karen A. Danielsen), Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, 4/4/2021.


“The Geography of Higher Education Reform” (with Robert Lang and Fatma Nasoz), Nevada Current, 12/3/20.

“Election 2020: Will a Texas-sized Suburban Blue Shift Swing the State to the Democrats?” (with Robert Lang and Karen Danielsen), Urban Edge, 10/22/20.

“Blue Payback? Major Metropolitan Areas in Red States Could Swing the Senate to Democrats” (with Robert Lang and Karen Danielsen), USA Today, 10/21/20.

“The New Politics of Bluelining” (with Robert Lang and Karen Danielsen), Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 10/7/20.

“Bluelining and Its Consequences:  Nevada Edition” (with Robert Lang and Karen Danielsen), Las Vegas Sun, 9/6/20.

“Whom Do You Trust? Not NSHE or the Regents” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 7/28/20.

“Winners and Losers from the Nevada Caucuses” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 2/26/20.

“Electing a President:  The Significance of Nevada” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 2/18/20 (also published as “Nevada Has Significant Sway in Election” by Las Vegas Sun,  2/15/20.

“Regents’ Man in Reno Strikes UNLV Again” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 2/6/20.


“Limits on the Nevada Legislature Keep It From Serving the State,” Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 6/14/19 (re-posted by the Nevada Current, 6/14/19).

“Remediating the Chancellor” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Nevada Current, 1/22/19.


“UNLV Overcame Numerous Obstacles to Reach Elite Status” (with Robert Lang), Las Vegas Sun, 12/27/18.

“Race for the Senate 2018:  Key Issues in Nevada,” Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 10/30/18.

“Continuing Chaos at NSHE Should Lead to Higher Education Reform” (with Robert Lang and William Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 4/17/18.


“Improving Cooperative Extension Service through Regionalization” (with Robert Lang), The Nevada Independent, 5/18/17.

“Southern Nevada Deserves Control of Extension Services” (with Robert Lang), Las Vegas Sun, 4/9/17.


“Race for the Senate 2016:  Key Issues in Nevada,” Brookings Institution’s FixGov Blog, 11/3/16.

“Revisiting America’s New Swing Region,” The Sunday/Las Vegas Sun, 10/16/16.

“Battleground States:  Nevada,” The Cook Political Report, 10/13/16.

“Translating Trump:  When He Talks Immigration, What Latino Voter Hear,” Latino Decisions, 9/8/16.

“New Poll Results:  America’s Voice/LD 2016 National Latino Voter Survey,” Latino Decisions, 9/2/16.

“The Policy Priorities of Latino Voters in Battleground States,” Latino Decisions, 7/27/16.

“The Latino Electorate and the Republican National Convention,” Latino Decisions, 7/23/16.

“Highlights from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 of the Latino Victory Project/Latino Decisions/Fusion GOP Convention Poll,”Latino Decisions, 7/19/16-7/22/16.

“How The Supreme Court DAPA Decision Will Influence The 2016 Election,” Huffington Post, 7/12/16.

“The Impact of U.S. v. Texas on the Latino Electorate,” Latino Decisions, 7/11/16.

“The Correlates of Latino Political Behavior,” Latino Decisions, 6/20/16.

“Deal for $1 That Upended Nevada’s Education System Has Cost Us Dearly, Las Vegas Sun, 5/15/16

“New Poll Results:  2016 Latino Voters in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 4/21/16.

“New Poll:  1st Wave America’s Voice/LD 2016 Tracking Poll,” Latino Decisions, 4/21/16.

“Nevada Caucuses Reflect What’s to Come for Candidates:  Here’s Why” (with Robert E. Lang and William E. Brown Jr.), Las Vegas Sun, 2/28/16.

“No Trump – you are not  “number one with Hispanics” in Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 2/24/16.

“Here’s Why Nevada Matterss” (with Robert E. Lang), Politico Magazine, 2/16/16.

“10 Reasons Why Immigration Will Affect the Latino Vote,” Latino Decisions, 2/16/16.


“Introducing the America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project,” Latino Decisions, 12/14/15.

“The Latino Threshold to Win in 20166” (with Matt Barreto), Latino Decisions, 7/17/15.

“Pollsters:  GOP Has Mountain to Climb With Latinos” (with Matt Barreto), Campaigns & Elections, 7/17/15.

“Welcome to ‘The New Nevada,'” Latino Decisions, 6/16/15.

“So Goes Colorado…,” Latino Decisions, 4/21/15.

“Where Did All the Latino Voters Go in 2014?  The Case of Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 4/03/15.

“Latino Influence in the 2014 House Elections:  Part II,: Latino Decisions, 3/09/15.

“Latino Influence in the 2014 House Elections:  Part I, Latino Decisions, 2/24/15.

“Latino Influence and the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections,” Latino Decisions, 2/09/15.

“Electoral Sweeps and Their Consequences:  The Case of Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 1/19/15.

“An Overview of Latino Influence in the 2014 Elections,” Latino Decisions, 1/26/15.


“The Reason Why Obama is Giving a Major Immigration Speech in Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 11/19/14.

“How Influential Will Latinos be in Georgia and Kansas?” Monkey Cage, 10/29/14.

“Lessons Not Learned:  Polling Latino Voters, 2014 Colorado Edition,” HuffPost Pollster, 10/16/14.

“The Price of One Nevada:  Higher Education Edition,” Las Vegas Sun, 10/12/14..

“Will Obama’s Delay on Immigration Cost the Democrats Votes Among Latinos?” Monkey Cage, 10/09/14.

“How Latinos Will Matter in the Midterm Election,” Monkey Cage, 9/03/14.

“HR 5230 and HR 5272:  Making a Bad Situation Worse and What It Means for November and Beyond,” Latino Decisions, 8/04/14.

“Executive Action on Immigration and Democratic House Incumbents 2014 Prospects,” Latino Decisions, 7/25/14.

“Democrats and the Politics of Executive Action on Immigration,” Latino Decisions, 7/18/14.

“Democrats Missing Opportunities in the Top Tier Latino Influence House Districts,” Latino Decisions, 6/06/14.

“Improve College Governance to Fix Higher Education, Boost Nevada Economy” (with Magdalena Martinez and Robert Lang), Las Vegas Sun, 5/13/14.

“Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote” (with Thomas Schaller), Latino Decisions, 4/21/14.

“The 2014 House Elections and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Revisited” (with Thomas Schaller), Latino Decisions, 4/21/14.


“One More for the Road(s),” Las Vegas Sun, 10/27/13.

“What the GOP Can Learn from Nevada Republicans,” Latino Decisions, 8/30/13.

“Are Latinos Relevant to Midterm Elections?,” Latino Decisions, 7/26/13.

“Message Not Received:  House Republicans and Immigration Reform,” Latino Decisions, 7/25/13.

“How Latino Voters May Decide Control of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Latino Decisions, 7/09/13.

“120 Days and Their Consequences,” Las Vegas Sun, 2/03/13.

“A Path Forward for the GOP in Nevada?” Latino Decisions, 1/23/13.

“The Case for Interstate 11,” Vegas Seven, 1/17/13.

2012 and earlier

“Nevada’s Odd Numbers: The Complexity of Polling in the Silver State,” Latino Decisions, 11/21/12.

“Demographic Change and Partisan Gain in Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 10/04/12.

“The Latino Vote and Down Ticket Races in Nevada,” Latino Decisions, 8/13/12.

“The State of Play in Nevada: Understanding the Three Nevadas,” Latino Decisions, 6/28/12.

“‘None’ Is Not a Wasted Vote,” Las Vegas Sun, 6/24/12.

“Latinos Rising:  Consequences of the 2011 Nevada Redistricting,” Latino Decisions, 12/26/11.

“Southern Nevada’s Fair Share?” Las Vegas Sun, 9/04/11.

“Campaign Finance Reform Could Lead to Cleaner Election,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 2/1/04.

“Redistricting and the Budget Process,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 7/27/03.