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Food Politics: The United States of Bacon and Kale

Food Politics: The United States of Bacon and Kale
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With a dysfunctional Congress unable to accomplish the most basic legislation, perhaps a solution can be found in Capitol Hill’s cafeterias. Just serve up a simple sauté of kale and bacon, creating a delicious bridge over the bitter partisan divide.

It turns out that a focus on kale correlates to being a liberal, while a bacon orientation is tied more closely to conservatism. Discussion of the two foods on Twitter offers an easy index for a state’s political leanings. Take a look at this map: