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American Memoriesnew

The political divide of red states versus blue -- a division coinciding with the separation of North and South with the exceptions of Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia -- has me thinking.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  11-14-2008  |  Commentary

Is the Red State/Blue State Thing Over?new

Will the end of the Bush years signal the simultaneous end of interstate rifts? Or will the antipathies between the government and its malcontents only calcify further?
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  11-13-2008  |  Commentary

Rose Aguilar Looks for Change on 'Red Highways'new

Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland is the result of Aguilar's six-month road trip through reliably red states to ask people why they identify with one party over another, or vote for certain candidates, or don't vote at all.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Amanda Witherell  |  11-12-2008  |  Nonfiction

Obama Redraws the Electoral Mapnew

Barack Obama has made history. The next question is whether his victory has sparked a lasting electoral realignment.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  11-06-2008  |  Commentary

Why Southern Hip-Hop Is the Same as FOX Newsnew

Though FOX News and Southern rap both have anti-intellectual appeal, there's more to the story than that. Rather than simply pandering to the red-state masses, they have tapped into powerful populist sensibilities in areas that didn't previously have a national voice.
OC Weekly  |  Ben Westhoff  |  05-07-2008  |  Music

Evidence for a Hack-Proof Voting Systemnew

In 2004, George W. Bush's crossover vote power came in places where electronic voting machines were counting the votes, a sociology professor has found.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Edmund Newton  |  09-05-2005  |  Politics

Author Explains How Conservatives Got So Terribly Oppressednew

According to author and historian Thomas Frank, who spoke at Ohio University Jan. 13, over the last 20 years or so a faction of conservatives, aided by the media, has managed to strip economics out of politics, and replace it with cartoonish "cultural" issues.
The Athens NEWS  |  Jim Phillips  |  01-18-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Indie Kid Talks About the Campaign, Religion and Musicnew

Conor Oberst, the star of Bright Eyes, says he wants to write songs about whatever inspires him -- including politics. His band is releasing two new CDs.
Montreal Mirror  |  Lorraine Carpenter  |  01-17-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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