Red States and Blue States: Ideology vs. Service to the People. Democratic Perspective looks at why the ideological preoccupations of the Republican right have proven so disastrous for the people who live in red states. Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster compare unemployment, wealth distribution, health care and education statistics for the quintessential red state, Arizona, with those of blue state Minnesota. The results are unequivocal: effective state governments are characterized not by ideological crusades, but by a genuine concern for the welfare of their citizens.
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