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Gerrymander GazetTeeVee: Laugh While You Learn About the Fight for Fair Maps

It's Season 1, Episode 1 of The Kathay & Dan Show. Early reviews from Hollywood suggest they may be the Sonny & Cher of Fair Maps. You have to be almost as old as Elbridge Gerry to understand that comedic reference.

Gerrymander GazetTeeVee: Laugh While You Learn About the Fight for Fair Maps

It's Season 1, Episode 1 of The Kathay & Dan Show. Early reviews from Hollywood suggest they may be the Sonny & Cher of Fair Maps. You have to be almost as old as Elbridge Gerry to understand that comedic reference.

WSJ’s Seib Partially Diagnoses What Ails Democracy

In his recent Wall Street Journal column, Gerry Seib gives only a partial diagnosis for what ails our democracy and points toward a partial remedy. He's right about one thing though, the dis-ease many Americans feel is dangerous to the future of self-governance, so we best get this right.

Money & Influence 07.5.2018

What Part of “Liberty and Justice for ALL” Don’t People Understand?

Slate's Jamelle Bouie lays it out plain as day, we live under minority rule engineered by changing the rules of our elections through vote suppression and gerrymandering targeting certain populations. It's long past time we talk about it.

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