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Examining The Partisan Split In America

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Gibraltar May Tumble - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Democrats used to be competitive in both cities and the countryside, but partisanship has changed things. It's now getting harder and harder to find Democrats in rural areas across the…
Swinging Las Vegas - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Nevada used to be a deep red state, but things have changed. Thousands of Latinos have moved there, many to work in the gaming industry, and now the state has…
Purple Reign - Examining The Partisan Split In America
In the fight to win control at the state level, Republicans have reached an historic high, capturing thirty-one legislatures in the past several years. Now the Republicans are looking for…
The Big Sort - Examining The Partisan Split In America
There's a political self-sorting process that is happening across America. Blue voters are choosing to live in "creative-class" urban oases, as red voters remain in rural areas. Minnesota native Aaron…
The Giant Still Sleeps - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Pundits seem convinced that a purple Texas is just around the corner due to its burgeoning Latino population, yet the state gets redder and redder. One factor is that Latino…
Million-Dollar School Board - Examining The Partisan Split In America
A humble school board race in suburban Denver becomes a proxy battle between national political groups like the Koch Brothers and the teachers' union, as even down ballot races become…
Whatever Happened To Wisconsin Nice? - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Once the poster child for bipartisan practical politics, the Badger State has become an ideological battleground in recent years. What happened to the middle? Wandering around the state to find…
Post-Obama Drama - Examining The Partisan Split In America
In 2008 and 2012 African-Americans in Florida turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama even when voting hours and registration rules were tightened. What are the challenges among the…
Blue Wind On a Red Prairie - Examining The Partisan Split In America
Nebraska is one of the reddest of red states. It hasn't voted statewide for a Democrat for President in over fifty years. So how can the minority party rise from…

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