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More cheers for the gerrymander

From one of the smartest and most rational political observers and commentators, Josh Marshall: Josh Marshall @joshtpm · 30m Dems are right to gerrymander Illinois. Hopefully they’ll do New York too. Dems are currently trying to pass legislation which dramatically … Continue reading

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Elbridge Gerry and me

Since the Gerry gentleman’s dates (1744-1814) precede 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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Did you know how judges can be pressured politically?

Call me naive but I didn’t. Not exactly. Yet just after I posted the thing about the Supreme Court, I picked this up from the Brennan Center, about what happened to a Michigan State Supreme Court judge (appointed by a … Continue reading

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