Decline in the Dakotas – The Upper Plains used to be a progressive stronghold. South Dakota once sent George McGovern and Tom Daschle to the Senate. North Dakota has the only state owned bank in America and once spawned the Non-Partisan League.
In the Dakotas, the Democratic Party has experienced its most dramatic decline. White voters in the rural Midwest are in revolt. This has happened in spite of a huge budget surplus and a booming economy in North Dakota.
Down the Mississippi – Mississippi is preparing to follow Arizona’s lead on immigration. Arizona’s polarizing national showdown with the federal government has sunk deep roots in South which will sprout in 2011 and 2012.
Review: Reveille for Radicals – A review of Saul Alinsky’s first book, Reveille for Radicals, which further explores the guts of community organizing and effective radicalism.
Today’s Minutemen – Time magazine’s cover story on angry White militias in the American Heartland has spooked Blue America. Millions of White Americans are turning against the federal government. Identity issues are heavily in play.
In today’s post, I will take a look at the shifting sands of the immigration debate in Utah.