A couple of very prominent national pundits have recently declared the Sun Belt to be in its “twilight.” Atlantic contributor Richard Florida suggested that the region’s boom was a façade of “fictitious housing wealth,” and AP columnist Todd Lewin piggy-backed by predicting that “those Miracle-Gro states” will decay into the “stucco ghettos of the 21st [...]
In the first Democratic primary for Virginia governor in ages, the boy from Bath County embarrassed the two guys from NoVA. Creigh Deeds won a strong 50% over Terry McAuliffe’s 26% and Brian Moran’s 24%. What’s striking is that he won ten out of 11 congressional districts, even beating Moran 43-40% in his brother’s district, [...]
Wow, this could have HUGE ramifications for redistricting. NYT reports:
ALBANY – Democrats appeared to have lost their majority in the New York State Senate on Monday, in a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for a party that has controlled the chamber for barely five months.
A raucous leadership fight erupted on the floor of the [...]
The AP had a fascinating story yesterday asking, “Has twilight come to the Sun Belt?” Citing the real estate meltdown, soaring unemployment, budget crises, water shortages and general economic stress, the column echoes Richard Florida’s suggestion that the boom was one “giant Ponzi scheme” and raises the questions:
“[Have we] witnessed the Rise and Fall of [...]