Personal essay: Bob Knudsen talks about Rural Urban Divide, moving from Denver to New York

Those who know me may think me an unlikely candidate for such an undertaking. I grew up in a very religious and conservative household, and was a Republican for my early adult life. However, my views on some issues, especially social issues and foreign policy, changed over the years, and I found myself more and more drifting away from the two major parties. I now vote third party in most elections, primarily Libertarian, though I do occasionally vote for both Democrats and Republicans on a case-by-case basis.

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Houston’s increasingly diverse population and unique laws make it ripe for leftward move

When thinking about large cities where conservatives have a fighting chance, Houston is often the first one to come to mind. With its status as the largest city in the biggest red state in the nation and its infamous lack of zoning laws, the city does indeed have a conservative streak. But to call it... Continue Reading →


Puerto Rico wrestles with statehood once more

When discussing politics in the United States, the conversation is usually relegated to a handful of swing states and heavily populated areas. The smaller states get to have their say as well, via representatives in the House and Senate and by throwing their electoral college votes behind the candidate of their choice. But there are... Continue Reading →

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