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Republicans were blue

Once upon a time, states that voted Republican were blue on the map. See the 1980 Carter-Reagan race here, and at Smithsonian.

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Another Obamacare Win: Red State Montana House Passes Medicaid Expansion – Politicususa

Montana’s Republican-controlled House voted Thursday, 54-46, to approve federal subsidies for Medicaid expansion. Although Democrats are outnumbered 59-41 in the Montana House, a unified Democratic caucus joined forces with 13 Republicans who defected from their party’s leadership, to push Senate Bill 405 through the House chamber. 91 more words


We the People of the United States, in order to form a more connected union...

Kenneth Burke’s theory of Identification, as Barbara Warnick points out in “Interactivity: The Golden Fleece of the Internet,” is the key to persuading voters to vote on a specific presidential candidate. 375 more words

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10 States Most Dependent On the Federal Government

10 State Most Dependent On the Federal Government

I found the above list over at the Cheat Sheet business section to be interesting.  The article itself says that you can’t draw too many conclusions because states on this list often need money to protect the border or for military basis, among other needs.   42 more words


DAVID BROOKS: The Field Is Flat

New York Times: Like a lot of people who pay attention to such things, I had assumed that Democrats had a huge advantage going into next year’s presidential race. 172 more words


Bottoms up - starting a conversation for change in the rural South

“I’ve always believed that change doesn’t come from the top down; it comes from the bottom up.”

-President Barack Obama, September, 2009

It’s been Obama’s mantra since the beginning of his administration, and even before, when he first ran for president in 2008.

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Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. 436 more words