How America Got Divided Into Red And Blue

I am old enough to remember when the red and blue divide happened. For most of my childhood the networks just randomly assigned colors to the parties. In 1996, the Clinton states were red on NBC. Red and blue weren’t fighting colors, they were just colors. That all changed in 2000.

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.