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Tag Archives: Gerrymandering

Something to be Thankful For

Things might seem pretty dark for Democrats this Thanksgiving, but there are some silver linings. First, a little-mentioned court decision just happened that could have profound and far-reaching consequences. The reason it has not been mentioned much is that it is extremely wonky, but that doesn’t diminish its importance. Indeed, this decision has the potential […]


Gerrymandering Explained

© Stephen Nass The Washington Post has a very concise and easy-to-understand explanation of gerrymandering. The article has additional information, but the image above makes most of the big points.


Gerrymander Goof

The business owners in downtown Columbia Missouri hatched a plan. They wanted to make improvements, but they didn’t want to have to pay for them through property taxes. So they got the city council to create a local “Community Improvement District” (CID) that would have the power to levy a half-cent sales tax in the […]