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A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering. Successful in California.if you're Blue in a Red District you might consider this a possible solution to Gerrymandering and the Tea Party Modest Proposal, Pat Robertson, Steve King, November Election, Red State, Political Issues, Right Wing, How To Run Longer, 21st Century

A modest proposal to neutralize gerrymandering

Creating "ghetto" districts for minority parties has hurt our democracy. Here's one way to fight back

The Electoral College: A Surprisingly Easy Fix David Brin, Election Day, Founding Fathers, Constitution, 21st Century, Politics, College, Future, Easy

The Electoral College: A Surprisingly Easy Fix

The Electoral College, per se, is not what distorts the system so badly. It is the winner-takes-all method of allocating each state's electors. This tradition effectively disenfranchises the dissenting minority in every state. It also guarantees that small discrepancies in a single state may have stunning repercussions nationwide, as we saw in 2000 and 2016.

What is Freedom? What Is Freedom, 21st Century, Science Fiction, Highlights, Politics, Technology, Future, Logos, Sci Fi

What is Freedom?

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

"Neo-Reactionaries" drop all pretense: End democracy and bring back lords! Bring Back, Bring It On, Word Art, Science Fiction, Acting, Lord, Politics, 21st Century, Books

"Neo-Reactionaries" drop all pretense: End democracy and bring back lords!

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Why all the Zombies Means You'd Better Vote! David Brin, Vampire Film, Werewolves, Popular Culture, Vampires, Flourish, Zombies, 21st Century, Science Fiction

Why all the Zombies Means You'd Better Vote!

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics. but politics Yes, Word Art, 21st Century, Science Fiction, Physics, Politics, Technology, Future, Words

Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics... but politics

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Honoring the Losing Majority David Brin, Presidential Election, 21st Century, Politics, Future, Future Tense, Political Books

Honor the Losing Majority

The United States Presidential election is determined by clumps of electors that are almost always awarded by winner-takes-all. Those on the victorious side will gather all the marbles, leaving the losers bitterly muttering about getting even next time. Might there be some way to acknowledge the losing minority in a presidential election, without grinding their face in humiliation, making them determined to do the same thing, when their turn comes around?

The Republican Party's Neocon Re-Invention David Brin, Republican Party, 21st Century, Inventions, Politics, Author, Science, Future, Learning

The Republican Party's Neocon Re-Invention

From one point of view - political effectiveness - can anybody seriously claim that Democrats can't learn a lot by analyzing the techniques - both admirable and despicable - that helped today's neocons to take over a major party, most of the media, and all three branches of the US Government?

Modern(ist) Political Subtlety - or Why "Majority Rule" is a Deadly Ruse David Brin, Majority Rule, 21st Century, Science Fiction, Politics, Technology, Future, Logos, Modern

Modern(ist) Political Subtlety - or Why "Majority Rule" is a Deadly Ruse

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Signs you might be a member of the Tea Party Puerto Rico, Tea Party Movement, Tea Party Patriots, Party Fail, Party Time, Boston Tea Parties, 12 Signs, Tea Art, Jersey Girl

The Real Reason for Tea Parties

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 But “figuratively”? … or “literally”? Fiction Books, 21st Century, Science Fiction, Politics, Technology, Future, Blog, Sci Fi, Tecnologia

We are in it, all right. But “figuratively”? … or “literally”?

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CONTRARY BRIN: Political Delusions - Do we just rationalize our emotional decisions? 21st Century, Science Fiction, Politics, Technology, Future, Books, Sci Fi, Tecnologia, Livros

Political Delusions - Do we just rationalize our emotional decisions?

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Voter ID Laws: Scam or Accountability? Voter Id, 21st Century, Science Fiction, Accounting, Law, Politics, Technology, Future, Books

Voter ID Laws: Scam or Accountability?

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Who benefits from the Politics of outrage? Science Fiction, Benefit, Politics, Technology, Future, 21st Century, Books, Highlights, Sci Fi

Who benefits from the politics of outrage?

A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.

Should Democrats Issue a New Contract with America? Looking Back, 21st Century, The Fosters, Acting, Politics, America, Political Books, Smoke, Usa

Should Democrats Issue Their Own 'Contract with America'?

Most of us look back at the 1994 'Republican Contract With America' as a short-term political ploy fostered by Newt Gingrich. To partisan Democrats, it was an act of flagrant hypocrisy whose success draws painful memories. To the scandal-ridden GOP, the 'Contract' is a piece of history, best left to the past, unexamined.

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