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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.

Games Congress Plays: The Judge Kavanuagh Edition

Guest columnist and Common Cause Massachusetts volunteer Martin Evans gives us another perspective on the Kavanaugh nomination. This column was first published in Wicked Local, Cambridge MA.

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.

Failure to Relocate People in Prison in Florence’s Path is an Abuse of Power

As Hurricane Florence inches closer and closer to the east coast, government officials in the areas call for an immediate evacuation, but some are not upholding their own ethical responsibility by evacuating thousands of people in jails and prisons in the region.

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