It’s interesting to me how the stuff I read clusters into little obsession topics. Well, it’s obvious, too, that I’m just a serial obsessive, and the media I go to for my information mostly embody the same sort of cover-it-to-death-and-then-drop-it mindset. But anyway, here’s a batch of my latest reading material on the great Blue America/Red America divide:
From Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo, doing the big-picture grounded-in-historical-book-learning thing he does best: A few years ago, before the 2000 election… It’s about the differences between blue states and red states, in particular, the differences in murder rates and what they show.
And from Chris Bowers at MyDD: Real conservative values. Makes a good point that political conservatives shouldn’t be allowed to claim to stand for a bunch of principles that they don’t honor in practice.
Timothy Noah writes at Slate on the apparent desire of “evangelical Christians” to avoid being labeled as “the Christian right”: Red-state PC.
Finally, a snarky one for Craig to complain about: Fuck the South. Pretty much self-explanatory.