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Kellyanne Conway’s Hatch-et Job

Kellyanne Conway is breaking the law. She doesn't care. She works for someone who believes he's above the law, surely that means she is too.


Fritz Hollings: An Appreciation

A former staff member and longtime friend, Mike Copps pays tribute to Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC). Originally published by the Benton Foundation and reprinted here with permission.

Politicians Lose More Gerrymandering Cases: Courts

Over 38 percent of state and congressional district maps drawn by politicians in the 2010-cycle were struck down by courts, compared to just 11 percent of those drawn by independent citizen commissions with partisan balance. This includes two maps struck down today by a federal Michigan court.