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Petition drive to end gerrymandering begins in Michigan

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A petition drive to end partisan gerrymandering in Michigan will be announced Friday morning as a newly formed group called Voters Not Politicians hopes to place a state constitutional amendment ...

Gerrymandering is the biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in the U.S., so why is no one protesting?

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Get Unlimited Digital Access Your first month is less than a dollar. $0.99 for first 4 weeks Subscribe Now There is an enormous paradox at the heart of American democracy.

A Very Early Look At The Battle For The House In 2018

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118 mentions2 days ago
Heading into the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, President Obama was not popular. His job approval rating was at or below 45 percent, and most polls showed more people disapproved ...

Can Virginia’s Tom Perriello Prove That Democrats’ Best Bet Is to Move Left?

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As a congressman, Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello made national waves for holding a series of town hall meetings with Tea Party critics and for supporting the strongest elements of the ...

The First Month of Trump’s Presidency Has Been More Cruel and Destructive Than the Majority of Americans Feared

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Right after Donald Trump was elected president, I interviewed Masha Gessen, the Russian dissident writer, for an essay I was thinking of calling “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Fascism.” ...


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RALEIGH, NC—The NAACP Board of Directors announced a resolution calling for an international economic boycott of the state of North Carolina in response to actions of an all-white legislative caucus,

Republicans' Gerrymandering Could Help Democrats

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The ruling party redrew lines to create many slightly Republican districts. Those now look vulnerable. Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share PoliticsConor Sen is a Bloomberg View columnist.

When Red Statehouses Overrule Blue City Halls

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It’s no secret that the gulf between the social values of cities and the state governments that control them has been widening a long time. Cities skew Democratic, while in ...

How Sam Brownback's Kansas Tax-Cut Experiment Went Wrong

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It was only two months ago that Governor Sam Brownback was offering up the steep tax cuts he enacted in Kansas as a model for President Trump to follow. Yet ...

Republicans Have Gerrymandered Their Way To A Permanent Majority

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4 mentions6 days ago
Democratic candidates for U.S. House races actually received more votes than Republicans in the last midterm election. However, Republicans managed to hold onto power in the House because they have ...

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

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A Tufts University professor has a proposal to combat gerrymandering: give more geometry experts a day in court. Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the ...

Schwarzenegger rips gerrymandering: Congress 'couldn't beat herpes in the polls'

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Michael Flynn Donald Trump ObamaCare The Latino Economy By Judy Kurtz - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 ...

Meet the DNC dark horse: Small-town mayor Pete Buttigieg is shaking up the race for Democratic chair

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While the national media has been focused on the two most famous names competing to head up the Democratic National Committee, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has ...

North Carolina Tells Supreme Court It's Giving Up Fight Over 'Jim Crow' Voting Law

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced Tuesday he was dropping his state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a 2013 voting bill that a federal appeals court called ...

2018 Governors: The Battle Lines for Drawing the Lines

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Given the Democrats’ poor down-ballot performances in the Obama years, and the Republican dominance of redistricting following the GOP’s success in the 2010 midterm, it’s somewhat fitting that arguably the ...

Why Trump's Approval Rating Doesn't Matter

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More than three months after Election Day, lots of Americans are still trying to grapple with the odd result that our vaunted democratic system spat out: The guy running the ...

A “Never Trump” Conservative Adjusts to the New Administration

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Last Friday, Erick Erickson published a piece on his Web site, The Resurgent, about President Trump’s surprise press conference, in which the President spent seventy-five minutes excoriating his critics and ...

How The DNC Race Turned Into A Group-Therapy Session

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3 mentions1 day ago
“I agree with everything that everyone said.” When he uttered those words a little over an hour into a recent 10-person panel of candidates competing to lead the Democratic National ...

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader

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Read the transcriptTavis Smiley: Good evening from Los Angeles. I’m Tavis Smiley. Tonight, a conversation with Ralph Nader. With everything else that has been in the news of late, GOP ...

Why Polls Differ On Trump’s Popularity

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Here’s what we can say for sure: It’s unprecedented for a president to face so much opposition from the electorate so soon. Recent polls show that anywhere between 43 and ...

Misrepresentation in the House of Representatives

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Last November revealed the capstone of misrepresentation in American democracy when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million votes but lost in the Electoral College. But what about ...

Pussy Riot: Why Women Should Be Angry At Ivanka And Melania

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Since the election, Democrats have been told what we and the Hillary campaign did, and keep doing, wrong. “Identity politics” was the issue, some insisted, as if supporting civil rights ...

Beyond Protest: What Are We in Favor Of?

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3 mentions2 days ago
Published on by Common Dreams How the Democratic Party has become "a show about nothing" George Costanza of Sienfeld famously tried to sell a show about nothing to NBC executives.

The Constitutional Apocalypse

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3 mentions3 days ago
As Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats, protestors and anyone who disagrees with him, it isn’t hard to imagine a modern day Mussolini... or worse. But, an ...

Protests are ‘a cry from America’s moral center’

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7 mentions4 days ago
On Saturday, Feb. 11, tens of thousands of people joined the Moral March on Raleigh to demonstrate our commitment to resist extremism in America at both the state and federal ...

Democrats’ Best Bet for House Control Is Following the Sun

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It’s hard to think of a place that was less relevant to Mr. Trump’s fortunes in 2016. Mrs. Clinton’s success in Orange County, and in well-educated and Hispanic areas elsewhere ...

Obama’s Shadow Presidency

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22 mentions6 days ago
Former President Obama is waging war against the Trump administration through his generously funded agitation outfit, Organizing for Action, to defend his monumentally destructive record of failure and violent polarization.

Calls to 'protect trans kids' after Trump administration reverses transgender bathroom guidance

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Advocates and the transgender community are putting out a loud call to "protect trans kids" after the Trump administration revoked federal guidance established by the Obama administration that directed schools ...

America Had a Government Before the Constitution

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This wasn't the first word. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share LawTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University ...

Gerrymandering valentines prove nothing says ‘I love you’ like redistricting

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If you like bad puns AND redistricting humor, have I got a treat for you. Editor and author Blair Thornburgh unleashed a set of gerrymandering-themed valentines Tuesday on Twitter. “Probably ...

What you need to know about homeland security deportation memos

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Here are the takeaways from new deportation rules announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security: Many more immigrants can be deported; they may be taken to detention centers; and ...

Trump Is Unpopular, But Not As Unpopular As Liberals Think

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Do you wonder why Donald Trump thinks he’s wildly popular beyond the nefarious precincts of those enemies of the people, the liberal news media? The president himself offered a succinct ...

Op-ed: Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto is a political trainwreck

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has just published a 5,700 word "letter" on his profile, where he asserts that Facebook represents one of history's "great leaps." Though he covers a number ...

Out of darkness, light: Will the Trumpian nightmare lead to a real “political revolution” after all?

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5 mentions6 days ago
Last November, the Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek turned a lot of heads when he announced shortly before the 2016 presidential election that if he were American, he would vote for ...

We Need A Simple Way To Remind Everyone That Trump Is Ripping Us Off

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RepublishReprint Theodore Roosevelt called the robber barons of his era “malefactors of great wealth.” Franklin Roosevelt inveighed against “economic royalists.” Bernie Sanders takes on “the millionaire and billionaire class.” Hillary ...

How important is gerrymandering? and How to most effectively use one's political energy?

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Andy Stein writes: I think a lot of people (me included) would be interested to read an updated blog post from you on gerrymandering, even if your conclusions haven’t changed ...

America needs more congressmen. Hundreds and hundreds more congressmen.

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Pretty much everyone hates Congress. So it may surprise you to hear that we need more congressmen. Hundreds and hundreds more congressmen. I have argued before that as long as ...

North Carolina’s Long Moral March and Its Lessons for the Trump Resistance

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Anyone thinking about strategies of political resistance might take a long look at North Carolina’s Forward Together movement, which on Saturday held its eleventh annual Moral March outside the Raleigh ...

Voting Rights Roundup: New study confirms just how racially discriminatory voter ID laws truly are

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4 mentions6 days ago
● Iowa: Republican Secretary of State Paul Pate recently revealed that he was only aware of 10 potentially improper votes out of over 1.6 million cast in Iowa in 2016,

Once-obscure Rep. Chris Collins sees his star rise with Trump

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Collins was sitting in an eye doctor’s chair in Clarence, N.Y., a couple weeks ago when he got an unexpected call from a blocked number. It ...

Cowardly Republican Legislators Canceling Weekend Town Hall Meetings

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RepublishReprint Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Almost all congressional Republicans are scared of facing voters in town hall meetings over the long President’s Day weekend. Only 19 representatives and senators—a ...

Which rights are on the chopping block if Trump’s SCOTUS nominee is confirmed?

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5 mentions6 days ago
Senate Republicans held a seat on the Supreme Court open for a year in the hopes that President Donald Trump would get to fill it. Trump rewarded that tactic by ...

Challenging the Racism of At-Large Elections

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2 mentions2 days ago
font size decrease font size increase font size Print In recent years North Carolina has faced lawsuits charging that congressional and legislative district maps drawn by its Republican-controlled General Assembly ...

Where in the World Can We Find Hope?

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4 mentions2 days ago
After the end of the Cold War, it was tempting to think that the big questions were settled; experts would work out the details of democracy and capitalism. Yet as ...

Let Van Jones Explain How Mass Incarceration Led Directly to Trump’s Win

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Without the devastating ramifications of mass incarceration, Donald Trump never would have been elected president of the United States. That’s an argument that Van Jones, CNN host of The Messy ...

In North Carolina, the March Against Extreme Policies Is Working

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On Feb. 11, more than 80,000 people gathered in Raleigh, N.C., for the largest Moral Monday march yet — challenging Trumpism in Washington, D.C., and legislative overreach in our state.

The Need for a Culture of Belonging

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Belonging is an essential human expectation. More than an expectation, belonging is community, and community is wide-ranging. Community encompasses home, workplace, and community. We have a human need to belong.

History in a Time of Crisis

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4 mentions3 days ago
In dark times, writing about the past can feel suspiciously like retreat. Donald Trump issues an executive order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries; should I just keep ...

Blog: Surprise: Obama joins the attack on Trump's presidency

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4 mentions1 week ago
On February 11, 2017, Paul Sperry, of the New York Post, reported on Barack Obama's plans to continue his efforts to fundamentally transform our country. Obama supports the demonstrations against ...

The US Congress Needs a Caring Physician

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As a family physician, I have spent my 30 year professional career caring for my patients and 26 years in a nurturing relationship with my husband and 3 step-children. Now ...

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