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Why Bush may win the vote but lose the White House

Today, the U.S. public may vote for George W. Bush over Al Gore — perhaps by four or five million votes — in the contest for the presidency of the United States. On Dec. 18, when the 538 members of the Electoral College assemble in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to perform their constitutional duty, they may override the public’s will and elect Al Gore president.

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Urban free traders or rural individualists

After the U.S. presidential election, USA Today published a startling map showing counties that voted for Al Gore in blue and those that went for George W. Bush in red. The map was a sea of red, with Gore voters relegated to a few blue patches along the coasts and the odd spot in the interior.

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A response to: Urban free traders or rural individualists

Please see the original article: Urban free traders or rural individualists

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Forging digital landscapes

By Joel Kotkin
Random House
 

In the digital age, will people need to commute to cities, and will industries be tied to transportation corridors and other locations? A smart new book, The New Geography: How the digital revolution is reshaping the American landscape, has answers for us, many of them compelling, all of them thought-provoking.

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Ontario land swap nothing but a morass for taxpayers

Just about everyone is hailing last week’s settlement over Ontario’s Oak Ridges Moraine – a strip of environmentally sensitive land locked in a decade-long development dispute that rims Toronto’s northern suburbs.

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