If you compare Trump's votes to Sanders, you get a different result. Sanders received more than 150,000 votes in the primary
On Friday, President Obama directed blue state governors to accept 10,000 refugees not from Syria, but from red states. But the leaders of these Northern states asked for increased screening measures to be implemented first.
Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down.
This is not a new phenomenon. I believe our Constitution, right from the beginning, was designed and inclined towards rural rather than urban values.
Republican strategists' lips salivate when they think of population shifts to their state. This means more Congressional seats moving to their states and away from Democrat states. However, they may be surprised by the long-term results.
Until recently, few people took seriously the possibility that Scotland might actually secede from the United Kingdom. However, with a referendum scheduled for September 18, the latest polls show secession in the lead for the first time, and gaining dramatic momentum. The British government is frantically scrambling to offer the Scots a much more autonomous form of federalism, to head off the drive for full independence. Meanwhile, the specter of a diminished Britain has led to speculative attack against the British pound. What's going on here? For one thing, with the European Union allowing membership for lots of micro-states, the idea of splitting up established countries with minority regions becomes economically plausible. An independent Scotland, population 5.3 million, would be a bigger country than nine EU members -- Ireland, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta.
It may seem counterintuitive, but divorce rates are higher in religiously conservative "red" states than "blue" states, despite a Bible-based culture that discourages divorce.
Correction: An earlier version of this story referred to the University of Texas at Austin as the University of Austin. The
Red, Blue States Move In Opposite Directions In A New Era Of Single-party Control - The Washington Post
Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has
The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.
If the GOP is going to have any value as a vehicle for liberty in Blue states, it will be necessary to get non-dogmatic liberals not to throw out their liberal principles, but to see how their principles have not been well served by the old progressive one-size fits-all program.
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