Swing State Gerrymandering Loses in Florida, Elsewhere Partisan driven gerrymandering has been part of American democracy since inception. Recent grassroots efforts to push back against obviously partisan (and consequently race-based) redistricting has won significant victories over the past few years, with states like California leading the way in adopting an...
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The GOP: Reaping What It Sowed
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
The 2016 Republican presidential contest has barely begun and it has already grown alternately tiresome and old or just downright scary. As a Democrat, I might be pleased, but as an American, I am deeply troubled. I just want it to end. A part of the GOP problem is the plague of too many candidates, with many of them competing for headlines by making outrageous statements. Instead of a serious policy debate, we are forced to endure a campaign based on xenophobia, personality attacks, and crude taunts. Read more.
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