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Judges Rule North Carolina Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered in Favor of GOP

Judges Rule North Carolina Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered in Favor of GOP

(Pixabay) A panel of three federal judges ruled on Monday that congressional districts in North Carolina are unconstitutionally gerrymandered in favor of Republicans and said they may have to be redrawn prior to the upcoming midterm elections. In 2016, a federal court struck down the congressional map drawn by North Carolina lawmakers in 2011, calling…
A Post-Trump World?

A Post-Trump World?

President Trump and Vice President Pence at the White House, December 2017 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Removing him would only make things worse — for his opponents & the nation. It has been quite a ride since Inauguration Day — or, rather, from Michael Wolff to Omarosa and Michael Cohen, or from the Emoluments Clause to the…
Trump Eyes Reforms to Corporate Earnings Reports

Trump Eyes Reforms to Corporate Earnings Reports

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) With uncharacteristic humility, the president wades into an ongoing debate over quarterly reporting. At half past seven on the morning of Friday, August 17, that rarest of phenomena graced the Internet: a sober, judicious, policy-oriented, presidential tweet. For a fleeting instant, there it was, tucked between…
A Built-In Bias toward Peace

A Built-In Bias toward Peace

A voter looks over her ballot at a polling station in Steubenville, Ohio, March 6, 2012. (Jim Young/Reuters) The Economist makes a peculiar complaint. Over the weekend, CBS News revisited the 1968 Democratic convention, that great, ugly, vicious coming-out party showcasing the passions of the modern progressive tendency: Chicago mayor Richard Daley ensured that the…
Chicago 1968: The Night the Democratic Party Died

Chicago 1968: The Night the Democratic Party Died

Hubert Humphrey at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (National Archives) The riots that night set a political pattern that Democrats are still following today. Fifty years ago tonight, a great American political party was murdered by its own children and closest friends. The party in question was the Democratic party of Franklin Roosevelt,…