Texas Congressional Massacre

I just wanted to point this out one more time -- look at the Texas Congressional district map taking effect this election year. America's founders are rolling in their graves, I am certain. Looking at the map recalls mental images I have of badly gerrymandered districts in government textbooks. A Washington Post article on today's decision to not hear the case.

A better model, perhaps, is that of Iowa. "Under Iowa law, a nonpartisan arm of the legislature draws the maps, using computer programs to create compact and contiguous districts that disregard partisanship and incumbency." Attention Texas legislators: please take notes. There will be a quiz in 2010.

I wasn't going to include this, but it seems relevant. Anyone who hasn't read the Joby Fortson memo ought to.

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