It’s easy to blame the other side. And to many Democrats, it is clear that Republicans are hindering progress toward a more equal society. But what happens when Republicans don’t stand in the way? In many states, including California, New York and Illinois, Democrats control all levers of power. They run the government. They write the laws. And as we explore in the video above, they often don’t live up to their values. In some key respects, many blue states actually fare worse than red states. Blue states are where affordable housing is often hardest to find, disparities in education funding are most pronounced, and economic inequality is growing fastest. Instead of asking, “What’s wrong with Kansas?” Democrats need to spend more time thinking, “What’s wrong with California?” » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More New York Times videos: http://nytimes.com/video ———- Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. These are all the news worth watching.