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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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Animals, taxes, polling places and a disappearing boulder mystery

All from a couple of 2020 Harper’s Findings and Indeces: Animals Migrating steppe eagles fitted with cellular trackers by Russian zoologists incurred massive international roaming charges. Female fish will mate outside their species if a male is attractive enough or … Continue reading

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