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City liberals lose out to rural Republicans for control of House
City liberals lose out to rural Republicans for control of House

Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans, who live in cities and close-in suburbs, are stuck with having their government tilted in favor of the rural minority. That may be hard for aging conservatives out in the cornfields and cow pastures to believe, but the numbers show it is true. Demographically, the United States is changing rapidly – the number of nonwhite voters is steadily increasing, and younger citizens of all races do not share their elders' fears of gay marriage, secularism and...

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