Category Archives: voting rights

End the filibuster! Okay but how?

Today, once again, I’m being irritated by people I respect, by other people whose ideas for policy I wholeheartedly support. But they drive me nuts when, understandably impassioned, they yell at the Democrats for not ending the filibuster in order … Continue reading

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“…organized depravity”

“I doubt whether from the beginning of the world until now, a community, nominally civilized, has been so fully under the domination of systematic and organized depravity…the most atrocious organization that the civilized part of the world has ever known.” … Continue reading

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Elbridge Gerry and me

Since the Gerry gentleman’s dates (1744-1814)┬áprecede mine, he never knew me. But I know him, and for more than his most prominent connection, the portmanteau term “gerrymander.” Elbridge Gerry, as I’m learning from reading The People’s Constitution, by John F. … Continue reading

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