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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Lost in this past electoral season, one of the most vicious and frightening in American history, is how shaky the very foundation of our democracy is. Throughout Trump’s deformation of…
From similes recently used in newspapers and magazines to describe the shapes of federal and state legislative districts. Read More
All the marks of multicultural gerrymandering
How the present system of redistricting keeps our government unrepresentative
Why a fair ballot has become impossible in most states … how one farmer often outvotes 500 city-dwellers … and why our politicians refuse to fix the political breakdown which is crippling local governments.