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Robert Kuttner

Red vs. blue? Not true.

By Robert Kuttner
August 10, 2005

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TO HEAR network commentators and read innumerable press stories, you would think the United States was divided into two bitterly opposed cultural worlds known as red states and blue states. As widely used political concepts, these phrases actually date back only to the 2000 presidential elections, when all the networks used the same color-coded maps to show which states went ... (Full article: 771 words)

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