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  •  Prior to 2010, I would have said that (3+ / 0-)
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    was bunk. Now, I think you're totally on the money.  I just never thought things would get to this point. I think your thesis is especially true with regards to health care (and gun control).

    •  Me too. (1+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw

      But I have been impressed by the changes to marijuana laws in CO and WA, as well as the unending assault in southern states on abortion rights. It looks like the States are beginning to chart policies that continue to differentiate them further both from each other and from the central government. Interestingly, Europe is suffering from a similar centrifugal movement, and it's not hard to see why. The rationale for large nation-states is becoming weaker and weaker.

      Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

      by Anne Elk on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 12:05:17 PM PST

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