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REFLECTIONS ON GERRYMANDERING

October 28, 2013

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GERRYMANDERING MUST STOP One factor contributing to POLARIZING POLITICS in Washington is the widespread partisan¬†GERRYMANDERING of America’s voting districts. Many people, on both sides of the aisle, think one way top break the stalemate is to find a solution to GERRYMANDERING, the drawing of voting district boundaries that heavily favor one party and keeps incumbents […]

REFLECTIONS

October 13, 2013

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MENTAL ILLNESS BLAMED FOR VIOLENCE Keeping pace with incidents of random violence has become a full-time job. In the last month alone, Aaron Alexis shot up the Washington Navy Yard before being killed; Julius Graham stabbed five innocent people in Manhattan’s Riverside Park; and Marian Carey used her car as a weapon to storm the […]

REFLECTIONS

October 8, 2013

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GOVERNMENT IS THE PEOPLE Republicans and tea party members seem to want smaller government and say protectionism, such as unions and government, makes workers weak and competition makes them strong. Isn’t that like saying scratching for water in the desert is better for you than getting together and drilling a well? Republicans would probably be […]