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EXography: South's anemic economy may explain why Obama won and GOP lost

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Economic recoveries are never even. Some places are always better poised to grow than others. One of the striking things about the current recovery is that the region that is hurting the most is the red-state South. This little-noticed trend may be a key to the polarization of American politics. Among the 11 states of the old Confederacy, there was a net job gain of just about 69,000 between...

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