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Small Midwestern States To Be Hit Hardest By Climate Change: Report | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The politics of climate change are difficult in the Senate, it's often said, because it's a regional issue: coal state senators are afraid their econo...

Political Haiku: Redder States

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

A haiku on the newest global warming study.

Do We Have a Cap? Midwest Governors and Climate Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Henry Henderson

D.C. should take notice that the Midwest is opening the road to a reinvigorated economy and clean energy future.

How the Swine Have Stopped Us from Hugging

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

What we Latinos have for so long regarded as a cultural positive has backfired on us. That's right -- the Latino impulse to embrace people may help to spread the swine flu.

Why Surprise Over Iowa Gay Marriage Ruling? State Has Long Progressive History

Chicago Tribune | Rex W. Huppke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once again, a humble Midwestern state is being laughed at by cosmopolitan smarty-pants on the East and West coasts. The victim this time, of course, i...

Midwest Coal States Feel Left Out Of Energy Talks

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Already, the Congressional Democrats Mr. Obama will need to carry out his mandate are feuding with one another. By coincidence or design, most of the...

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

An Open Letter to the American Media Regarding the Duggar Family

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Please, in the name of all that's decent, stop, stop, stop treating the Duggars like they're celebrities. They're religious zealots who won't stop having babies. That's it. Nothing more.

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

GM Shutters Michigan Plant, Further Eroding McCain-Palin Support

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a smoke-filled bowling alley in Wyoming, Michigan, Laura Burns unofficially acts as the Wednesday women's league spokesperson: "I'm leaning toward ...

Why the Democrats Need to Dumb It Down

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

She makes them laugh and lets them think that they'll all head over to Culver's later for frozen custard and ButterBurgers.

McCain's Problem with White Voters

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It is McCain who needs to score exceptionally well among white voters, better in fact than any other Republican presidential candidate in the past 20 years, including George H. W. Bush.

Midwest Auto Workers Look To Obama For Change

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

"GM won't change anything until they have every operation overseas," says Danny. "This started back in the 1980s with Reagan... We know we're not going to get any help from McCain."

The Holdouts: Michigan's Brewer Yet To Endorse Obama

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

While Gov. Jennifer Granholm has come over strongly to Obama, waving a blue heeled shoe in the air on one occasion, Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer has been conspicuously inarticulate.

Midwest Editors Shifting On Gay Marriage

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In another signal, perhaps, that the country is ready for change, newspapers across the Midwest showed either even-handedness or excitement for an issue that only years ago was considered taboo.

Does Obama have a thing for Michigan?

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If Obama aims to win without having to carry Florida and Ohio, then Michigan and its 17 electoral votes will be critical, which explains the campaign's preference for staging big announcements there.

Wisconsin Diary: My Grandparents Think McCain's Too Old

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

In a northern Midwestern town, at my cousin's graduation, I got a glimpse of something remarkable, something that may signal yet more troublesome news to the already troubled regiment of McCain campaign strategists.

Iowa Republican Change Candidate

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"Personally, I think the sales gas tax holiday being proposed is like peeing your pants on a cold winter's day: It feels nice and warm for a little while, but very soon begins to feel quite cold."

Clinton: Not Exactly The Great White Hope

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Were Hillary the great rural white savior that her campaign is depicting, she would have been able to dispatch a presidential neophyte like Barack Obama.