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The Washington Post reports on a Republican push to take back state legislatures. That is fine, except the article quotes Ed Gillespie as saying the main purpose is to control redistricting and gain back Congressional seats. He says,
“Targeting 35 to 40 state legislative races this cycle could translate into 25 to 32 U.S. House seats over the next five cycles,” Gillespie said. “It makes a lot of sense to get this right.”
This is a big problem. Gerrymandering every ten years to create politically safe seats for one party or the other is a big part of what repels most Americans from politics. Such incumbents don’t have to worry about reelection so they stop listening to the people.
Ending gerrymandering is more important than term limits. There are models for how it can be done, especially in Iowa.
I hope the grassroots Tea Parties and other efforts will pay attention to this and reject such manipulations from the GOP as well as from the Dems.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?