Extreme gerrymandering: Coming to a state near you?

Americans woke up on November 7 having elected a Democratic president, expanded the Democratic majority in the Senate, and preserved the Republican majority in the House. That’s not what they voted for, though.   Most Americans voted for Democratic representation in the House. The votes are still being counted, but as of now it looks…

Progress: Women, minorities make up majorities in newly elected government

“The Democratic Caucus will bring to the 113th Congress the first Caucus where the majority is women and minorities. Our new Caucus will celebrate the great diversity and strength of our nation,” Nancy Pelosi said in an email to Democrats. 2012 marks many positive, progressive historic occurrences: a black man wins the presidency for the…

Romney endorses Obama for a 2nd term

“We’re gonna have to have a president who can work across the aisle,” Romney said in his closing statement in the final presidential debate on foreign policy. Given Romney’s many references to his “successful” governorship–the executive experience he never neglects to mention–you might think the former governor was a shining beacon for bipartisan leadership; a…

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