Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out?
While gridlock and division in Washington make it difficult for either party or ideology to set the policy agenda, single-party government prevails in three-quarters of the states. In 24 states Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, and in 13 states Democrats enjoy one-party control. Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out? Intelligence Squared US: For a Better Future, Live in a Red State, airing on Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, debates this issue.
For the motion is Hugh Hewitt, Radio Host, The Hugh Hewitt Show and Stephen Moore, Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal. Against the motion is Gray Davis, 37th Governor of California and Michael Lind, Co-Founder, New American Foundation. John Donvan, Author & Correspondent for ABC News, moderates.
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