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In Michigan Voters Will Get to Decide on Gerrymandering, That’s a Good Model for Other States Too

3yrs ago from Washington Examiner
Earlier this year two gerrymandering cases came before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the court bypassed the opportunity to rule on the partisan practice. In Maryland, Republican voters were the losers and in Wisconsin Democratic voters lost. In both instances, the court declined to make a decision on…
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America, Russia and Israel Are in Sync About Objectives in the Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War

3yrs ago from Washington Times
The Trump-Putin summit came at a highly propitious time, with respect to the Syrian civil war that is now in its final stage. Statements by both leaders reflect not only a common understanding of the problems in Syria that lie ahead but the reality that this is an area where both leaders have been engaged with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on the need to ensure Israeli security as well as the refugee problem and a need to eliminate ISIS and other radical terrorists in the area.
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Obama Emerges, Jumps into Campaign

3yrs ago from WND
(DAILY CALLER) — Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video warning against the supposed damaging effects of partisan gerrymandering and calling on voters to politicians who support his idea of “fair” districting maps. The video, released Wednesday by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, blames Republicans for creating […]
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Supreme Court Polarization Is Not Inevitable — Just Look at Europe

3yrs ago from Raw Story
United States President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. His choice solidifies a conservative majority on the nation’s nine-member highest court. Trump’s conservative bench could overrule Roe v. Wade, eliminating women’s constitutional right to abortion. It also could condone political gerrymandering and put LGBTQ people at further risk for discrimination by employers, landlords and business owners. A politically polarizing court is not inevitable. In some European countries, …
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[Monday Gallery ] | Drawing of Kos Island, Greece, by Olivier Kugler

3yrs ago from Harpers
Drawing of Kos island, Greece, by Olivier Kugler, from his book Escaping Wars and Waves, published in June by Penn State University Press. An exhibition of drawings from the book, which document the circumstances of Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, Greece, England, and Germany, is on view at the Print House Gallery, in London. Excerpts from the book were published in the March 2014, February 2016, and August 2017 issues of Harper’s Magazine.
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