I get very upset watching the gerrymandering redistricting process. There are many reasonable methods for doing redistricting in a representative manner. Partisans have no interest in this, and the Supreme Cork Court has promoted their partisanship (at least when Republicans are doing it). In Iowa, they passed a Constitutional amendment to prevent it, but the partisans are ignoring that, because the Republicans have a majority on the "independent" redistricting board 5-2. Not content with a skewed legislature, the "new" map would increase their "safe" control from 60% to 66%. There is a better way: Dave's Redistricting

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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich