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Should California Be Split Into Six Smaller States? My Thoughts on Tim Draper's Idea

Mary Buffett | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Draper's rationale is that he feels the state has gotten too large, has become too ungovernable, and breaking up the California into smaller states would bring government closer to the people. While well intentioned, enacting his "Six Californias" would be disastrous for the entire state and beyond.

The Biggest Stereotype Of Every State In America In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

On Tuesday, President Obama will report to Congress on the condition of the country. But over the weekend, we got another taste of the state of the Un...

Is the U.S. Becoming the Eurozone?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

One wonders how regional bailouts would play out in today's U.S., with our far more polarized nation. I suspect at the end of the day New York would bail out Texas, but a lot more teeth would be gnashed today than in 1989.

Obama's Climate Plan and What It Means for States

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Karen Laughlin

A solid library of state-driven experience across the country will provide Congress, states, and stakeholders the opportunity to use our state laboratory to build the most cost-effective, adaptable, and efficient national system.

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

States Rush To Fix Big Problems After Years Of Decline

stateline | Stephen C. Fehr | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Food
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Yellow Peril

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We're surprised it hasn't occurred to them that they could make a lot more money just eliminating the yellow all together. Entering an intersection could be a lot like playing Russian roulette!

Worst Run States In America

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: How well run are America’s 50 states? The answer depends a lot on where you live. For the second year, 24/7 Wall St. has revi...

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

Why Economic Growth Happens in Some Places and Not in Others?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Have you ever wondered why, sometimes, poverty continues to increase in countries that grow super-fast? Take the case of India, a model of economic take-off.

States Where People Pay The Highest Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

If you want to hide from the taxman and don't mind six-month-long winters, you may want to move to Alaska. Alaskans pay just 7 percent of their in...

2012 Electoral Math -- Debate Effects Remain to Be Seen

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

National polls have pulled back into a neck-and-neck contest. This is all fun for the pundits, who (pre-debate) were on the verge of declaring the race all but over (and, hence, boring), but we hasten to remind everyone that this is not how we elect presidents.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

10 States With Enormous Debt Problems

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business

Aug 28 (Reuters) - America's 50 state governments owe $4.19 trillion, including outstanding bonds, unfunded pension commitments and budget gaps, acc...

2012 Electoral Math -- Ups and Downs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.

Which States Get The Most Cash From The Federal Government?

24/7 Wall St. | MICHAEL B. SAUTER, LISA UIBLE, LISA NELSON and ALEXANDER E. M. HESS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

In 2010, the federal government took the hundreds of billions of dollars it received in corporate, income and property taxes from each state and respe...

Ridiculously Early Look at Electoral Math

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since, as any fifth-grader will tell you, we don't have a national vote for president, tracking the race by means of national polling is almost completely irrelevant.

Want To Climb The Economic Ladder? Move Here

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

If you want a shot at joining the upper middle class, then you may want to move to the Northeast. States in the mid-Atlantic region, like New York,...

So About That Socialism Thing...

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Tired of giving business to big banks? Maybe you can become the state's customer instead. More U.S. states are exploring the possibility of establi...

SLIDESHOW: 27 Worst States For Science Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 02.08.2012 | Science

"Don't know much about science" may be a good description of many students in U.S. public schools, at least if you're swayed by a new report issued by...

The 10 Most Endangered Places In The South

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

Which areas of the southern United States are the most endangered? The Southern Environmental Law Center, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based nonprof...

Ron Dicker

Gambling Gains: Another Victory for Sports Betting, in N.J.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

Fresh off a victory in his state on the path towards legalizing sports betting, New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak pledged Tuesday to take the figh...

VIDEO: The Great State War

Paul Jury | Posted 02.12.2012 | Comedy
Paul Jury

States have always loved to make fun of one another. Now's their chance to throw down. Follow up to the "50 State Stereotypes (in 2 minutes)" viral...