I have no idea if this map is accurate, or how the data was compiled, but it indicates that 50% of the nation's economic activity is generated by 15 concentrated urban centers: The NE megaopolis (D.C. to Boston), Atlanta, Miami-Dade, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Phoenix, LA/San Diego, the San Francisco Bay area, Portland and Seattle. The vastness of the rest of the U.S. makes up the other half.
Its interesting, but some links to the actual studies and data that produced this map would be welcome.
So, this is making the rounds of the right-wing tubes...a restaurant adding a TWENTY CENT surcharge to a $22.74 check (including taxes). This has to be the STUPIDEST argument against the ACA I've ever seen. So, decent healthcare costs less than an iced tea? Less than a chicken sandwich? Less than a chili cheese dog? A fraction of the tip on this check?? SIGN ME UP!
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails several Democratic challengers in his bid for re-election, a poll released this morning show.
In a survey over the past week of 1,405 registered voters across the state, the Quinnipiac University poll found that Gov. Corbett's biggest challenge would come from York County businessman Tom Wolf. The poll said Mr. Wolf would top the Republican incumbent, 52–33 percent, if the election was held today....
Voters said by a margin of 55–34 percent that Gov. Corbett does not deserve reelection.
Gov. Corbett has a negative 36–52 percent approval rating, nearly matching his worst net score ever in the poll.
That said, its a long time until November. I'm more politically aligned with Allyson Schwartz, but Wolf has the deep pockets to counter any Republican dirty tricks.