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Don't Be Ridiculous, Bernie Supporters

Byron Williams | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

Sadly, the obstinate behavior exhibited by the Bernie or Bust troops only proves it would prefer to contribute to extending the stagnation, fortified by their hubris, than do the work required to achieve meaningful change.

Activism, America's Cold Civil War

Joseph Anthony | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Joseph Anthony

In 2016, activism is finally cool again. For the Millennial generation who are coming of age in this election cycle, taking to the streets in protest for something you believe strongly in, is somewhat becoming a right of passage.

Predicting Tuesday's Primaries

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.

Sanders Is Winning Blue States, Clinton Red

D. C. Rutledge | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
D. C. Rutledge

A Democratic candidate that loses a majority of historically Democratic states is unequivocally not more electable.

Actual Votes v/s National Polls for President 2016

Neil B. Chambers | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Neil B. Chambers

The Electoral College will determine the next president of the United States. Not polls, and not even primaries. Campaigns have to answer the questio...

Blue State Governors to Decide Whether to Accept Red State Refugees

John A. Tures | Posted 12.08.2016 | Comedy
John A. Tures

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.

Taking Patriarchy by Storm

Lori Sokol | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Lori Sokol

As Stop Patriarchy plans to fan out around Mississippi, it will be mobilizing outreach and disruptions to businesses against all forms of patriarchy and women's oppression -- from abortion rights to eliminating rape culture.

To Young Liberals in Red States: Stay

Madison Lawson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Madison Lawson

It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.

The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Mark Olmsted | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

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.

It Is Not Just Blue State and Red State but Urban and Rural

Kevin Price | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

This is not a new phenomenon. I believe our Constitution, right from the beginning, was designed and inclined towards rural rather than urban values.

Immigration Is Not the Only Way Texas Could Turn Blue

Kevin Price | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

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.

Free Scotland, Free New England!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

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.

'Red' States Have Higher Divorce Rates Than 'Blue' States, And Here's Why

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

It may seem counterintuitive, but divorce rates are higher in religiously conservative "red" states than "blue" states, despite a Bible-based culture ...

America Growing Even More Deeply Divided | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas...

Pouring a Cup While Pissing in the Same Teapot

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When the Tea Partiers made their appearance in D.C. during the last midterm elections, it was easy to predict that they would one day morph into a gro...

It Is Time to Rename Republican Radicals the 'Taker Caucus'

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

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.

States of Change

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

Not long after the 2012 election some observers noted an increasing Democratic "lock" on the Electoral College.

Are You a 'Blue Republican'?

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

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.

Republican Emerges As Face Of Blue State GOP

National Journal | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Pat Toomey will seem like an unlikely savior to gun-control advocates....

Rick Perry Brushes Off GOP Worry Of Takeover

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) brushed off worries that the state may take a Democratic turn, saying the Lone Star State going blue “is the biggest piped...

Dems Make Unlikely Play To Flip Key Seat Blue

Real Clear Politics | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Even before Saxby Chambliss announced last month that he would not seek a third term, the 2014 Senate race in Georgia was shaping up to be one of the ...

You Kill Me: Why I Don't Want to Live Around People With Guns

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

I simply don't want to argue anymore with people who genuinely believe that cheap, easy access to guns makes us safer, when for decades the U.S. has suffered from more gun violence than any other western industrialized nation.

5 States With The Most On The Line In Fiscal Cliff Debates

Forbes | Joel Kotkin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

From Forbes: With their enthusiastic backing of President Obama and the Democratic Party on Election Day, the bluest parts of America may have embrace...

Let's Stop Talking About Red States and Blue States

Mark Rice | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Mark Rice

While demonizing whole states may feel good, it does little to illuminate the complex realities of American politics.

Alaska a Presidential Swing State?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

There has been a lot of buzz about the changing American political landscape. There are several articles about Texas becoming a swing state. An analys...