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  1. Nov 2018
  2. Nov 2017
    1. That time, as members of Congress were demanding the Bush administration show its case for war, anonymous officials told this newspaper that aluminum tubes purchased by Iraq could only be used for nuclear enrichment.

      And why are we still putting so much trust in hackers despite what just happened redundant much.

    2. Rather, leaks like the ones we’re seeing now ensured elected officials didn’t hear from the skeptics who got it right.

      the leaks kind of silenced the people (odd)

    3. Trump is not quite right when he claims that, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

      Trump our own president is not right, oh my

    4. But President-elect Trump is right when he says we should not blindly trust C.I.A. leaks claiming Vladimir Putin tipped the scales to get him elected.

      Putting out that the CIA is not always right and we should pay attention to that

    1. open-source mapping software

      where a computer comes up with the borders not a human

    2. Many efforts are underway to remedy this political manipulation

      we are still working on fixing this

    3. The second reason is that partisan gerrymandering reinforces the hyper-partisanship that paralyzes our politics and governance

      it reinforces biased ideas in our government

    4. the more efficient geographical distribution of Republican voters across the country helps as well.

      just distribute the borders by the maps not by people

    5. the new partisan map virtually guarantees Republican majorities in the Assembly for the entire decade

      it favors the republicans which is not fair to democrats

    6. In an era in which partisanship determines the electoral choices of most voters and the behavior of elected representatives in Congress and state legislatures, it is essential that the collective will of the electorate be reflected in the partisan composition of legislatures. Yet this straightforward notion of partisan fairness is often undermined by partisan gerrymandering.

      alot of the true facts get left behind

    7. These include the racial realignment of the South, the ideological sorting of the two parties, the geographical clustering of like-minded voters and an increase in party-line voting.

      if we did eliminate it we would have to gather everyone back

    8. Eliminating gerrymandering would not by itself dramatically increase the competitiveness of House and state legislative districts and reduce the historic level of polarization between the two major political parties.

      we cant just get rid of gerrymandering

    9. Voting Rights Act of 1965 introduced a new basis of conflict into the redistricting process

      rules that got people mad

    10. 1960s established the “one-person, one vote” requirement,

      Changed Rules

  3. Aug 2017
    1. This Is Not a North Korean Crisis. It’s a Trump Crisis.

      Obviously against trumps ideas

    2. In a normal world

      implying that there is something wrong with trumps ideas

    3. I don’t pay much attention anymore to what the president says because there’s no point in it. It’s not terrible what he said, but it’s kind of the classic Trump in that he overstates things.”

      not caring even though he is the senator

    4. Trump himself

      putting all of the bleme on trump which is an obvious sighn that he does not like him

    5. “the North Korean crisis.”

      implying that its more than just north korea's crisis

    6. But America doesn’t have a normal, rational president. The real crisis is not on a distant peninsula in Asia; it’s on a golf course somewhere in New Jersey.

      saying that the president is not as good as the rest of the presidents