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  • The Gray Lady's Arrogant Article about Northwest Arkansas

    08/18/2021 7:13:17 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 25 replies
    US Incorporated ^ | Aug. 17, 2021 | Allan Wall
    A recent New York Times article exemplifies the arrogant, condescending attitude of the elite Mainstream Media toward Middle America. Decline in Immigration Threatens Growth of Regions on the Rise is the name of the article, by Miriam Jordan. If you want to raise your blood pressure, read it. The Growth-At-Any-Cost crowd says there must be rapid growth and sprawl powered by an unending flow of immigration. Is this the future our elitists want for every American region?
  • Forget A Universal Basic Income. Instead, Pay Married People To Have More Babies

    01/19/2021 11:02:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 19, 2021 | Scott Ruesterholz
    People To Have More Babies Republicans must become not just the party of workers but also the party of families. They should do it by upping Joe Biden’s proposed child tax credit into something bigger.As the Republican Party charts its path during a Joe Biden presidency, there will undoubtedly be calls from the corporate wing to return to the neoliberal orthodoxy that defined it under the Bushes, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan. This would be a profound mistake.President Donald Trump has repositioned Republicans as the party of workers with his focus on trade, industrial, and immigration issues. By crafting an...
  • After Decades Of Dividing America On Race, Left Insists The Right Is Really To Blame

    08/29/2020 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 29, 2020 | Mike Gonzalez
    Demographics aren't destiny, culture is. The sooner Americans return to affirming "E pluribus unum," the faster we can mend our national wounds. A new book, “Let Them Eat Tweets,” by political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, is the latest attempt to shift the blame for identity politics, maintaining that conservatives are exploiting ethnic anxiety sparked by “changing demographics.”Yes, after creating a caste order dividing society into identity silos based on race, ethnicity, sex —anything that conveys feelings of victimhood — the left is now shocked that some whites could, too, fall prey to identity politics. Nothing could better illustrate...

    07/23/2020 8:05:32 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/23/2020 | Chuck Devore
    Universal theories can have a certain tidy attraction. In science, they can result in revolutionary breakthroughs — Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity comes to mind. In the messy realm of human affairs, however, universal theories have a tendency to fall apart. Ruy Teixeira, of the leftist Center for American Progress, provides a textbook example of a brilliant man developing a theory for determining the course of politics in America. In the 2002 book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, Teixeira and coauthor John Judis asserted their theory that minority voters who prefer Democrats grow as a share of the electorate by 2...
  • Americans leave large cities for suburban areas and rural towns

    07/06/2020 8:27:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 77 replies
    A combination of the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, and social unrest is prompting waves of Americans to move from large cities and permanently relocate to more sparsely populated areas. The trend has been accelerated by technology and shifting attitudes that make it easier than ever to work remotely. Residents of all ages and incomes are moving in record numbers to suburban areas and small towns. A perfect storm of factors makes the decision to leave major cities like New York very obvious. The dense nature of urban living and the lack of proper local government planning led to the coronavirus...
  • Review: "The Absent Superpower" by Peter Zeihan, PART I

    09/02/2019 10:30:23 AM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 9/2/2019 | LS
    Several months ago I reviewed here Peter Zeihan's book, "The Accidental Superpower." It was an informed and at times shocking look at current trends. Zeihan is a group of "futurists" whose economic forecasting firm advises corporate clients. The analysis is so thorough & complex, I will develop it in three threads as he has divided his book into three parts. This is the first section. In his newest book, Zeihan reiterates and updates much of what he said earlier, beginning the the profound impact---indeed revolutionary impact---of shale. He analyzes the various forms of petroleum products, arguing that shale is entering...
  • Census could reveal electoral extinction of the Republicans

    08/26/2019 3:02:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/2019 | Kristin Tate
    Whites tend to vote Republican, while nonwhites tend to vote Democrat. This proved true in the 2016 election, when Trump carried white voters by 20 percent, while Hillary Clinton won 74 percent of nonwhite voters. With the number of Latinos living in the United States nearly doubling since 2000, it is not difficult to see why Texas could soon follow California, Colorado, and Nevada into the Democratic camp in the next 20 years. Using the 2000 census and the 2010 census along with 2018 data, the electoral reality becomes more clear. The population of those under 18 will be majority...
  • A Forest of Bare Branches

    01/05/2019 2:03:16 PM PST · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | January 5, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    In 2006 I wrote an international bestseller about demography. Which is harder to do than you might think. But it was leavened with Dean Martin gags and whatnot. Nevertheless, it made some big-picture points: Will China be the hyperpower of the 21st century? Answer: No. Its population will get old before it's got rich. That's a cute line. I've been using it since the dawn of the millennium and I've been interested to watch it catch on. A few years back, I had the pleasure of hearing Henry Kissinger use it: It sounds so much more geopolitically persuasive in his...
  • Global Population Growth Ceased in 1988...Population Has Only Grown Older Since

    07/19/2018 8:42:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Econimica ^ | 07/19/2018 | Chris Hamilton
    Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, The world stopped growing about 1988... and has only grown older since. Global births, per five year periods, according to the UN. Births and UN medium and low variant estimates through my best estimate of the most likely births. Despite the significantly larger (older) total population, births continue to languish and appear set to decline. Since 2000, total births are declining everywhere except Africa. Assuming the UN medium variant...chart below shows births by Africa, S. Asia (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka) and the world minus Africa /...
  • How Muslim Migrants Are Reshaping Russia's Dying Countryside, One Village At A Time

    "'Better you than the Chinese,' that's what my ex-boss told me," the small-framed Soliev says between double shifts as a stoker at the village school, earning him around $250 a month, nearly twice the average Tajik wage. The arrival to urban centers and the countryside of Soliev and millions of other mostly Muslim labor migrants from Central Asia is at the center of what could emerge as Russia's most radical ethnic makeover in centuries. Half of the students in Soliev's school are their raven-haired children, and their wives, in long skirts and head scarves, shop for groceries at a store...
  • U.S. Fertility Keeps Declining – Demography is Destiny, Baby (Especially If There's No Baby)

    05/31/2018 8:24:23 AM PDT · by fwdude · 66 replies
    GrasstopsUSA ^ | May 30, 2018 | Don Feder
    If you asked the average American about declining fertility, he'd think you were talking about soil conditions, crop rotation or the weather. Most lack the awareness to even begin discussing what could be the greatest crisis of the 21st century. Not that I blame them. The media and political elite have us chasing after illusions – like global warming, so-called over-population, and "white privilege" – so we miss the reality of a disaster that's almost on us. In terms of demography, fertility refers to the number of children the average woman will have in her lifetime. Roughly 2.1 is needed...
  • In Japan, these single moms and shrinking cities are trying a new start – together

    11/03/2017 6:44:14 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susie Armitage - Contributor
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Women face deep-seated challenges in Japan's work culture, all the more difficult for single moms. But amid a nation-wide demographic crisis, some particularly hard-hit areas are reaching out to these families with relocation programs, hoping that both sides can benefit. HAMADA, JAPAN—Mitsue Murakami was newly divorced and living in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, when she typed a few words into a search engine on her phone: “single mother,” “work,” “countryside,” and “cheap rent.” Her ex-husband had gambled away their money. Ms. Murakami worked part-time in a hospital. The hours were convenient and the pay was pretty...
  • Liberals Don’t Get To Have It Both Ways With White Americans

    09/02/2017 4:55:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | September 2, 2017 | John Hawkins
    "The base of the Democratic party used to be working people, regardless of race, ethnic, or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, et cetera. That was a Roosevelt agenda. That was the Truman agenda. Over time, and I think particularly over the last eight years, the Democratic Party has moved into interest group politics and in many cases white working people have become the whipping post, or were. I think what you saw in this election here is white working people in these rural areas seeing that someone actually was articulating the fact that they had become disenfranchised and they gravitated toward...
  • India's Population Already Overtaken China's: Chinese Demographer

    05/31/2017 10:31:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    IndiaToday ^ | 5/23 | Ananth Krishnan
    According to the demographer's numbers, India is now the world's most populous country, overtaking China five years ahead of forecasts.hina's population may be smaller than the official 1.37 billion figure and closer to around 1.29 billion people - less than India's population - according to an independent Chinese demographer. "China's real population may have been about 1.29 billion last year, 90 million fewer people than the official figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics," the South China Morning Post quoted Yi Fuxian, a scholar and demographer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as saying at a seminar in Peking University...
  • Baby dearth: why rich societies like Hong Kong are committing demographic suicide

    05/21/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/21/2017 | N. Balakrishnan
    As a newly married man in Singapore many years ago, my hairdresser once asked me when my wife and I were going to have our first child. I replied, like many people do even today, that it was too expensive to have a child and to bring one up. He said that people who were earning a fraction of what we were and living in a one-room flat were still able to have two children and bring them up, and so could we. It is a truism that we put up with hardships to do things we want to do...
  • The GOP’s electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It’s about demographics.

    05/08/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major. Donald Trump’s victory last week in Indiana’s primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall. Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.
  • The Winds of Political Change… And Why You Almost Never Feel Them Coming

    03/06/2005 9:52:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 487+ views
    American Heritage ^ | February/March 2005 | Kevin Baker
    "This was the greatest vote, the greatest margin and the greatest percentage (61 percent) that any President had ever drawn from the American people; we shall live long before we see its like again," the inventor of the modern campaign chronicle, Theodore H. White, wrote after Lyndon Johnson's lopsided triumph over Barry Goldwater in 1964. In fact we would see its like again twice in the next 20 years, and from the Republican side, as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan swamped their opponents in 1972 and 1984, respectively... Those gripped by either despair or euphoria over the 2004 election might...
  • GOP Plants Flag on New Voting Frontier

    11/23/2004 11:52:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 1,596+ views
    LA Times ^ | Mon Nov 22 2004, 7:55 AM ET | Ronald Brownstein and Richard Rainey, with contributions by Kathleen Hennessey
    In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Together, these fast-growing communities provided Bush a punishing 1.72 million vote advantage over Democrat John F. Kerry, according to a Times analysis of election results. That was almost half the president's total margin of victory... In states like Ohio, Minnesota and Virginia, Republican strength in these outer suburbs is offsetting Democratic gains over the last decade in more established — and often more affluent...
  • The Republican Party's Diminishing Strength in New York

    09/09/2004 11:19:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 638+ views
    Gotham Gazette (dot com) ^ | June 7, 2004 | Gerald Benjamin
    At the turn of the 20th century, both United States senators from New York were Republicans; at the turn of the 21st century, both were Democrats. In 1904, 20 of 37 New York members of the House of Representatives were Republican; in 2004, 19 of 29 New York Congress members were Democrats. Of the 13 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the city, only one - Vito Fossella of Staten Island – is a Republican... At the same time, the painful truth is that slow-growing New York has become increasingly less important in national electoral politics. When Dwight...
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the convention’s Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think we’ve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...