An alliance between suburban voters and African-Americans is turning Virginia presidentially blue. That is alarming to Republicans, because the pattern is repeating itself in North Carolina and Georgia.
Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net. (The explanations might surprise you.)
I’ve just returned from three weeks in the Red States. It was ostensibly a book tour, but I wanted to talk with conservatives and tea partyers.
Last week’s massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia’s Elk River illustrates another benefit to the business class of high unemployment, economic insecurity, and a safety-net shot through with holes.