Republicans Making Steady Gains in Places You’d Least Expect

“The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” That keen insight from a little-known Pittsburgh-based reporter named Salena Zito became the defining observation of the 2016 election cycle. While the rest of the media, mostly located in enormous urban jungles like Washington and New York, uniformly downplayed…
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Republican Governors Find Success in Deep Blue States

“It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, in one of the more famous exhortations of federalism.…
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