Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rule by Gerrymander

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rule by Gerrymander

Article excerpt

Although the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton contest is in the center ring of this election year's circus, the larger context is really a referendum on GOP minority rule. The elevation of Mr. Trump to Republican nominee is the culmination of the Tea Party dynamic, enabled by gerrymandering. The unintended consequence of gerrymandering is that it leads to minority rule.

Here is what you get with minority rule: Absolute refusal to acknowledge, let alone act on, the threat of global warming. Recurring government shutdown threats over abortion (re: Planned Parenthood). Refusal to consider any form of gun control. Refusal to raise the gasoline tax for badly needed infrastructure funding. Refusal to close Guantanamo Bay. Refusal to make needed improvements and corrections to the Affordable Care Act. …

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