Tag Archives: gerrymandering

Breaking the Two-Party System

The Two-Party System Is Facing Its Biggest Challenge In 70 Years.
From Maine to Missouri, states are bucking the establishment to push radical electoral reforms.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

Thomas Frank on All these effing geniuses: Ezra Klein, expert-driven journalism, and the phony Washington consensus

Ezra Klein and his data brigade think political science will save us. But expert opinion is why we’re in this mess THOMAS FRANK  Salon.com  September 14, 2014 Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich (Credit: AP/Reuters/Tannen Maury/Saul Loeb/John Duricka/photo montage by Salon) In a recent article on Vox, Ezra Klein declared that his generation of Washington […]

Sharon Kyle> Prison-Based Gerrymandering

There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle   LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA […]

Ann Davidow> Crazy Voices Are Still Heard in the Land

Crazy Voices Are Still Heard in the Land “In fact the very same voices articulate the very same dogma in the public square. And their advocates in Congress do their bidding by closing off avenues of escape from poverty like unemployment insurance and food stamps.” ANN DAVIDOW FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT Friday, 07 December 2012 […]