Once again, I'm tasked with the prospect of writing some sort of year-end retrospective for inclusion in the City Paper's final issue of 2015. I've done this twice before now, each time with mixed results. Like every other holiday that comes and goes, there's a weird pressure to say just the right things to both celebrate the occasion but also put it in perspective.
#GreaterAppalachia: "The Civis data projects Trump’s support by congressional district, showing that Trump is especially strong in the rare pockets of the country where Obama performed worse while winning the 2008 presidential election than John Kerry did while losing in 2004, according to a POLITICO analysis.
My review of a new, imperfect book on geopolitics just appeared at the Washington Post. Funny enough, since I wrote the review several weeks ago, this has become Amazon's "frequently brought together" twin of American Nations.