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We're Number One!

This deserves far more attention than I can spare right now, but I just have to say it:

Read it and weep, readers and weepers...

Link added. What, you couldn't guess what I was talking about?


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recovered liberal democrat:


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Well, I'm number 14 an prou... (Below threshold)

Well, I'm number 14 an proud. The last three are expected. ww

I think the link is broken.... (Below threshold)

I think the link is broken.

I'm glad I'm in NH, but thi... (Below threshold)

I'm glad I'm in NH, but things could be a lot better.

Repubs need to concentrate ... (Below threshold)

Repubs need to concentrate on the top 25 states.
The last 25 are alynskyite lost causes.

What happened with Alaska..... (Below threshold)

What happened with Alaska..I thought it would be up at the top.

Hey Oregon is #8 and WA #40... (Below threshold)

Hey Oregon is #8 and WA #40.

Go Beavers and Ducks!

Anyone who doesn't put T... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Anyone who doesn't put TEXAS in the top 5 is drunk, a democrat, a liar, or just plain too jealous to be honest!

B'sides, George Mason Unive... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

B'sides, George Mason University is based in Washington D.C.

Gotta say that taints the results.

Shewt, I don't trust any college north of the Red River as it is!

Looks like my home state of... (Below threshold)

Looks like my home state of New Mexico is the only thing keeping the southwest from seceding.

I thought there were 57 Sta... (Below threshold)

I thought there were 57 States?

At least according to the scholar in chief..

Wow, a "study" from two Ass... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Wow, a "study" from two Assistant Professors of Political Science, one from U of Buffalo, the other from the prestigious Texas State @ San Marcos.

Case closed!

Jim Addison,Care t... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Jim Addison,

Care to say something relevant about the scholarship or just want to make an ad hominem attack on someone because they aren't at an Ivy League school?

I can tell you that, living in Boston, there is absolutely nothing that separates the ability of a Harvard professor from those at so-called lesser institutions, with the possible exception of a huge ego. Real scholarship takes place at other institutions too.

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8. Posted by Rich | June 13, 2011 1:45 PM
There's a lot about Alaska people just don't know unless they've lived there. What happened?

Extremely powerful unions, for one. Massive federal land ownership and control, for another. A state constitution that reserves all mineral rights to the state, for a third.

There are people up there living free mainly because it's a huge, sparsely populated state -- but the majority, who live within an hour's drive of Anchorage, really don't have that "rugged individualist" ethic people in the Lower 48 reflexively ascribe.

jim m ~ I don't really care... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

jim m ~ I don't really care whether the Assistant Professors were at Harvard or Podunk Community College. "Social sciences" are generally more subjective and social than scientific. In the end, the criteria were decided upon by a couple of junior academics.

You can call that "scholarship" if you like. I call it fertilizer.

Fair enough. I can agree ab... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Fair enough. I can agree about social sciences but you still haven't offered any real criticism of the work itself only the people who conducted it.

It remains an interesting piece for discussion.

You are only as free as the... (Below threshold)

You are only as free as the Federal goverment wants you to be, the states merely add an additional layer of oppression.

McGehee,Yah...that... (Below threshold)


Yah...that is true. I didn't think much about it when I posted. I lived up there off and on over 15yrs. I got stuck with IBEW dues even though I never signed their stupid pledge of allegiance.

woo hooo I made a 45 state ... (Below threshold)

woo hooo I made a 45 state jump moving from mASSachusetts to "LIVE FREE or DIE"







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