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'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

www.washingtonpost.com | 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?

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

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...

Looking Beyond A Nation Of Reds And Blues To The Many Shades Of Purple

Christine Organ | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

We are more than just a primary color on a newsroom whiteboard. We are not a political agenda. We are individuals. Multifaceted, sometimes contradictory, always complex individuals.

If at First You Don't Secede

Floyd Elliot | Posted 01.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some might view these petitions as at best an impotent expression of frustration with the reality of the election, at worst a treasonous and racist hearkening back to the secession of the Confederate states that started the Civil War. Me? I see it as an opportunity.

Logic From a Republican Who Can Accept a Loss

Tim Young | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tim Young

I am so tired of the illogical map of America argument that my Republican friends who can't handle a loss are making.

Why Vote Today? Props, Pops and Revenge

Wayne Self | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Wayne Self

Whether you live in the bluest of the blue states, or the reddest of the red, your vote in this election is crucial, and here are three seldom-heard reasons why.

A View From the South

James Mahon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
James Mahon

Here in Tennessee uncertainty and debate reign supreme as the state aims to break early voting records unsure of how much an impact it will have in playing a role in deciding the fate of the United States of America.

How Politics Influences Crowdfunding Behavior

Indiegogo | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Indiegogo

we wanted to investigate these political divides in the context of crowdfunding. Specifically, what similarities and differences are there in campaign and contribution behavior across red, blue, and swing states?

Can Music Predict The Election?

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Sylvie Leotin

A social music company called Smule ran an insightful experiment. They put the 900 million songs in their database through rigorous analysis, correlating the musical tastes of users with "red" and "blue" states. The results were illuminating.

4 Reasons Our Democracy Is Broken

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

With all due warnings about nostalgia about a golden age of American democracy that never existed, here are four especially disturbing and depressing signs that our political institutions are doing a worse and worse job of reflecting meaningful the interests of "We, The People."

The U.S. Is Not 1 Nation, But 2

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

This election, we’ve heard a lot about divisions that define America. First it was the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Then it was the moochers and th...

Swing Voters for Fun and Terror

Mark Morford | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Morford

Who dares, at this point in his/her wobbly existence, have no concrete clue as to what's going on, who to vote for, or why they should bother to learn to understand how to care about any of it in the first place?

INFOGRAPHIC: Red States Reign In Hunt For Interracial Love

Posted 10.11.2012 | Black Voices

What's black and white and red all over? Half of InterracialDating.com's list of the top 20 states where singles are looking for interracial love. ...

Appealing to the Red-White-and-Blue States

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Red State/Blue State thinking can push us apart. Just remember how Blue State/Gray State turned out! Over the next few weeks, the goal for both campaigns should be to unify the nation.