Forget 2016. The Pivotal Year In Politics May Be 2020

… For all the folderol and fanciful talk swirling around 2016, the real sea change in national politics may come in the following election — when the nation will be undergoing an even more monumental makeover in its demographic composition. …

Paul Taylor, director of the Social & Demographic Trends project at the Pew Research Center in Washington, says the country is on a trajectory to become a majority nonwhite nation by the early 2040s. …

All of this, Taylor adds, “clearly puts the Republican Party on the wrong side of demographic change.”

In other words, the Democratic Party’s tide is rising and blue waters are washing over more and more red states. [cont.]

Linton Weeks, NPR