State Watch

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Murder in the Old Dominion

By From the April 2013 issue

A great deal hinges on whether McDonnell is a solitary figure of tragedy or the model for future failures. 

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Iowa New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

By 4.24.13

Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack could be eyeing another term in 2014.

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Apathy and Fear in Rhode Island

By 2.27.13

Big government's shadow turns the Ocean State's dusk to night.

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Land Grabs and Buffalo Visions

By 2.22.13

Enviros team up with the feds to drive out ranchers and create a vast eco-theme park.

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Welfare’s Failure Amid Red Ink

By 2.7.13

What happens when welfare spending outpaces poverty growth?

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Laboratories of Democracy

By 11.21.12

Republicans control the governorship, senate, and house in 25 states. Here's what they should do with that power.

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A Tale of Two Jerrys

By 8.29.12

For connected public employees, California remains the land of milk and honey.

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Missing the Black Gold Rush

By 7.5.12

There is much Montanans can learn from the oil boom in neighboring North Dakota.

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The Wisconsin Turning Point

By 5.23.12

The coming vindication of Gov. Scott Walker.

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True Confessions in Wisconsin

By 3.15.12

Teachers' unions admit Gov. Walker's reforms are working.