- Kentucky city called socialist for buying gas station, undercutting competitor fuel prices
- Israel hits five mosques, sports complex in overnight Gaza strikes
- Hillary Clinton dogged for refusing reporters’ questions on book tour
- EPA tweet baffles: ‘I’m now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ iPhone game
- Australian P.M. Abbott: MH17 evidence tampered with on ‘industrial scale’
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez tells Hispanics to vote and ‘punish those’ who oppose amnesty
- Country singer Tim McGraw not sorry for slapping female fan: ‘Things happen’
- Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
- White House takes credit for drop in unaccompanied children at border
- International crises be damned, Obama’s fundraising trip must go on
U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - Ron Brownstein
Ron Brownstein of National Journal wrote an excellent article in August, 2013 detailing the increasing polarization at the state level between red and blue states, which remain as culturally divided as ever.
"The Democratic red-state Senate incumbents facing voters this year in Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina are demonstrating surprising resilience in polls," author Ron Brownstein wrote. "But the pervasive skepticism about Obama's performance and agenda among older and blue-collar whites remains a powerful headwind threatening their hold on those seats — and their party's hold over the Senate."