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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Small-town America is mostly a thing of the past, but in many ways we’re still the same country
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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In a post HERE the other day, I touched upon Sarah Palin’s bogus claim during the 2008 presidential campaign that small towns are “the real America” and the “pro-America areas of this great nation.”

Paul Krugman deals with the myth of small-town America at greater length in THIS PIECE about how much our nation has changed since independence was declared 237 years ago this week:

Is America in 2013, in any meaningful sense, the same country that declared independence in 1776?

The answer, I’d suggest, is yes…

America in 1776 was a rural land, mainly composed of small farmers and, ...

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