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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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Myths and facts about the For The People act now in the Senate

The lies and myths about the For The People voting rights act are an essential part of the GOP’s Big Lie. Indeed — and I’m hardly the first person to note this — the GOP has no policies at all. … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about the DC Grand Jury

UPDATE 8/11/2017. Even before you look at my musings, read this, from the Brennan Center, about how grand juries are selected and why Alan Dershowitz and Sean Hannity are wrong to suggest Trump won’t get a fair investigation in Washington, … Continue reading

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