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Congress Gridlock Not Mirrored By Public Opinion

This was originally posted here and here.

A new study finds remarkably little difference between the views of people who live in red (Republican) districts or states, and those who live in blue (Democratic) districts or states on questions about what policies the government should pursue. 396 more words


Why Red and Blue?

Why are some States red and some States blue? Is there a feedback mechanism in politics that promotes and maintains polarization? One candidate is fear. 388 more words


I’m Joining the Tea Party

After looking at what the Tea Party says it stands for, how can I not join? Let’s look at what the Tea Party Patriots’ website calls its core values. 756 more words


Obama Can Neutralize Voter Suppression Schemes With The Stroke Of A Pen

Voter ID laws are just one arrow in the GOP quiver of voter suppression schemes.
By targeting a particular constituency which has a high proportion of likely Democratic voters, the GOP hopes to win without competing on philosophical grounds, or on the issues, but instead on tactical ones. 120 more words


Blue States Barack Obama Won in 2012 Have More Rich Than Red States

States that voted for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election have, on average, a higher percentage of households that make $150,000 per year, and a lower percentage of households that make $25,000 or less per year, than the red states that supported Republican Mitt Romney, according to U.S. 415 more words