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Donald Trump gives the GOP its comeuppance

Upon signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Bill Moyers related decades later, President Johnson said, “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come.” It’s a popular story (though its truth … Continue reading

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Compulsory voting: Would it fix what ails us?

With commemorations of Selma and the taking stock of how far we have come in extending voting rights, a question occurs: What would American democracy look like if voting were a requirement of citizenship? First, consider what American democracy looks … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering: Politics as situational ethics?

The state senator had an appointment out of town, and all his colleagues knew it. As soon as he left, the other political party, exploiting its temporary one-seat advantage, rushed to the floor a new legislative district map, though the … Continue reading

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