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  • Are Their Enough Red States?

    09/18/2009 10:01:30 AM PDT · by yetidog · 6 replies · 636+ views
    U.S. Constitution | September 18, 2009 | Vanity
    This section of the 14th Amendment. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”. Repealed under this provision of Article V of the Constitution: “the Application of the...
  • Kathleen Parker: A Tip for The GOP: Look Away

    08/05/2009 12:02:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 59 replies · 3,191+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ...In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party... Alas, Voinovich was not entirely wrong...
  • Top 10 Most Religious States

    08/05/2009 8:51:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 2,145+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/5/2009
    his list is based on responses to a Gallup Poll that asked a cross-section of Americans if religion is an “important part” of their lives. 1. Mississippi 85% 2. Alabama 82% 3. South Carolina 80% 4. Tennessee 79% 5. Louisiana 78% 6. Arkansas 78% 7. Georgia 76% 8. North Carolina 76% 9. Oklahoma 75% 10. Kentucky & Texas (tie) 74% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HUMAN EVENTS is the news source President Reagan called his "favorite newspaper" and we still hold high the Reaganesque principles of free enterprise, limited government and, above all, a staunch, unwavering defense of American freedom.
  • Haley won - An exercise in conservative governance - updated (Mississippi)

    07/10/2009 4:08:19 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 24 replies · 1,010+ views
    Y'all Politics ^ | July 3, 2009 | Allen Lange
    Haley Barbour emerged victorious this past week. While states nationwide were issuing IOUs, the Mississippi legislature actually passed a balanced budget albeit kicking and screaming from the pressure levied on them by Governor Barbour. This may be viewed historically as Governor Barbour's second greatest accomplishment of his term (the first being of course the response to Katrina). It will likely further serve to raise his stock among conservatives in the 2012 Presidential conversation. Remember where we came from before the Special Session. The Billy McCoy-led House wanted $0 hospital assessment on Medicaid. Governor Barbour got $60M that will increase to...
  • A Tale of Two States: Texas Vs. California

    06/18/2009 11:11:13 AM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 146 replies · 4,109+ views
    Reason Foundation ^ | March 25, 2009 | Leonard Gilroy
    Having had the pleasure of living several years in Houston earlier this decade, I was constantly amazed at the many things that Texas gets right that other states routinely bungle (see here, for starters). Friends' eyes have been known to glaze over as I tell them that cities like Houston and Dallas are poised to be the powerhouse cities of the 21st century, and in tandem, that Texas is going to blow away most, if not all, other states in economic performance in the next few decades.
  • Southern States Poach Businesses Amid Downturn

    06/13/2009 7:23:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 1,047+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06/13/09 | ANSLEY HAMAN
    Southern States Poach Businesses Amid Downturn By ANSLEY HAMAN When NCR Corp. started looking late last summer to move from its hometown of Dayton, Ohio, economic development agencies in the South pulled out all the stops in a bid to lure the 125-year-old company best known as a cash-register manufacturer. Georgia quickly offered more than $100 million in tax and training incentives. State officials connected NCR with six Georgia research universities willing to license new technologies and train workers. View Full Image Bloomberg News NCR and other companies are moving operations to the South. A Volkswagen plant is seen under...
  • Video- Rep. Ted Poe to Congress: Only GM Dealers That Donated To Republicans Were Shut Down

    06/07/2009 1:46:04 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 4,542+ views
    Video - Rep. Ted Poe
  • Freest States

    05/31/2009 9:00:05 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 28 replies · 1,998+ views
    Mercatus ^ | 2009
      William P. Ruger - assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. He is currently on military leave, serving in the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan. Ruger earned his PhD in politics from Brandeis University and an AB from the College of William and Mary. Jason Sorens - assistant professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He received his doctorate in political science in 2003 from Yale University, and his research focuses on secessionism, ethnic politics, and comparative federalism. His work has also appeared in Regional and Federal...
  • America's Freest States (and Least Free States)

    05/29/2009 5:01:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies · 1,993+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/29/2009 | Yahoo
    snip... "On the other end of the spectrum, it was traditionally Democratic states that earned the title of "least free," according to the study. Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York-all of whom voted Democratic in the past three presidential elections-came in at 48th, 49th and 50th, respectively. However, it is important to note that the study's findings do not all fall along these predictable party lines. Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Louisiana, for example, all fall in the bottom eleven among states with the most Personal Freedom. Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri, meanwhile finish fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively in...
  • Dealergate: Mapping the Chrysler Closures

    05/27/2009 7:42:51 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,806+ views
    More Hope and Change... ** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors. ** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated by Obama's task force. ** The closings also tend to be in "Red" Counties where Obama lost. ** Even Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor. Now this... Doug Ross says...
  • More On Chrysler Closings-- Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?

    05/27/2009 8:28:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,779+ views
    ** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors. ** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated by Obama's task force!! 2008 Red and Blue Counties (Flickr) Now here is the latest on the Chrysler closings-- I was sent this earlier today: I have obtained two pdf files from the bankruptcy court. One is the list of dealers to close and the other is the...
  • Ten happiest, saddest House districts

    03/14/2009 3:58:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 974+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 3-14-09
    Gallup has set up a very cool site that breaks down data from its "well-being index" by congressional district -- and you can browse by map or in list form. So, I decided to take it out for a spin. And there seems to be a partisan pattern. Seven of the 10 most content districts were represented by Republicans -- nine of the 10 unhappiest were represented by Democrats.
  • In rural South Carolina, jobs, and hope fade (Media warming to smear Sanford)

    03/13/2009 7:02:50 PM PDT · by yongin · 15 replies · 715+ views
    Post Star ^ | March 13, 2009 | Meg Kinnard
    On most days, freight trains rumble past vacant storefronts in the center of town, seldom ever stopping anymore. The rail spurs leading to a shuttered grain elevator are brown with rust, the buildings closed off by a chain-link fence. Along nearby U.S. Highway 301, the gutted remains of a half-dozen motels recall the days four decades ago when 17 million motorists passed through each year on their way to Florida. That ended when Interstate 95 opened to the east, bypassing Allendale altogether. Allendale has been suffering for a long time, but now the recession has worsened its woes, and the...
  • All-volunteer military has created a red-state Army in the U.S.

    12/16/2008 8:16:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies · 5,072+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune / The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2008 | Danielle Allen
    In Hopewell Township, N.J., the veterans of American Legion Post 339 have put their building up for sale. "Today's vets don't come out," 82-year old Jim Hall told The Times of Trenton last month. The post is down from 425 paying members in the 1960s and '70s to 202 this year; only about a dozen regularly attend. But it's America that has changed, not vets. Since 1970, the population of the United States has grown by about 50 percent, from roughly 200 million to 300 million. Over the same period, the number of active-duty armed forces has fallen approximately 50...
  • Freedom in the 50 States - A Study from George Mason University (How free is your state?)

    03/04/2009 5:55:26 PM PST · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 31 replies · 1,433+ views
    Mercatus Center -George Mason University ^ | Feb 2009 | Ruger & Sorens
    From the Executive Summary: "This paper presents the first-ever comprehensive ranking of the American states on their public policies affecting individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. (snip) ...defining individual freedom as the ability to dispose of one’s own life, liberty, and justly acquired property however one sees fit, so long as one does not coercively infringe on another individual’s ability to do the same." Freedom in the 50 States
  • Porn In The USA: Conservatives Are Biggest Consumers

    02/28/2009 6:48:45 AM PST · by steve-b · 139 replies · 3,814+ views
    New Scientist ^ | February 2009
    Americans may paint themselves in increasingly bright shades of red and blue, but new research finds one thing that varies little across the nation: the liking for online pornography. A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between states. "When it comes to adult entertainment, it seems people are more the same than different," says Benjamin Edelman at Harvard Business School. However, there are some trends to be seen in the data. Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious...
  • Where does your state rank in religious belief?

    02/16/2009 6:05:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 54 replies · 2,393+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb 15,2009 | Drew Zahn
    A recent poll of more than 350,000 Americans on the importance of religion revealed that the nation is separated into enclaves of widely divergent viewpoints on faith, with some states and regions clearly religious and others significantly secular. Gallup conducted a telephone poll of 355,334 U.S. adults, asking the question, "Is religion an important part of your daily life?" As one might suspect, states from the "Bible Belt" scored the highest, with 85 percent of Mississippians and 79 percent of Tennesseeans, for example, answering yes. The poll also revealed, however, that in addition to the Bible Belt, the U.S. also...
  • Top Ten Conservative American Cities

    02/10/2009 10:00:03 AM PST · by jessduntno · 55 replies · 2,645+ views
    Top Ten Conservative American Cities 10. Cincinnati, Ohio Home of GOP Rep. Steve Chabot (ACU lifetime: 98%; 2005: 96%) who won his seat by campaigning for the balanced budget amendment and against abortion. 9. Boise, Idaho Boise's 2nd District is described as "one of America’s most Republican districts" by The Almanac of American Politics. 8. Mesa, Ariz. Founded by Mormons. Republican Jeff Flake (ACU lifetime: 94%; 2005: 96%), who led the fight for Arizona's charter school law and favors eliminating the income tax and creating a national sales tax, represents Mesa’s district. 7. Clarksville, Tenn. Home of Fort Campbell (though...
  • GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill

    01/31/2009 9:02:30 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 29 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/31/2009
    NEW YORK – Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care. Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, scheduled meetings in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state's share of the...
  • Integris Cuts Jobs Across Okla. [OK layoffs]

    01/29/2009 6:12:13 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 3 replies · 381+ views
    Channel 5 News OKC ^ | Monday, January 19, 2009 | Staff Report
    Integris Says Cuts Not Among Doctors, Nurses POSTED: 6:32 pm CST January 19, 2009 UPDATED: 6:46 pm CST January 19, 2009 OKLAHOMA CITY -- A major Oklahoma employer is cutting its work force, company officials announced Monday. ntegris Health said the job cuts would come among support personnel and managers, not doctors and nurses. Company officials said that out of its 9,000 employees, the number of people affected by layoffs is relatively small. Integris offered early retirement to those who qualified and severance packages to others. In some rural hospitals -- instead of cutting a position -- officials cut back...