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Friday, November 05, 2004

The "new map"

Originally uploaded by suman_ganguli.
Got this from Jeremy just now.

It may not be all that far off from where we're headed, in some sense. See Andrew Sullivan's comments about federalism, quoted in this post from earlier today. As I've been saying for the past two days, I believe we are heading towards some kind of real political separation between "Red" and "Blue" America. It seems the most natural way to handle the very deep and seemingly unbridgeable divisions between the two.

On one hand, you have "Jesusland." That is at most a slight exaggeration. What a large part of Red America seems to want is essentially a Christian theocracy. A nation in which the abortion is illegal, as is homosexuality (leave alone gay marriage). Maybe even a nation in which the Ten Commandmants are the law of the land (recall Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's crusade).

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