Category Archives: Politics of Redistricting

How Gerrymandering fits into efforts to shut down the U.S. Government

There is an interesting and timely piece by Ryan Lizza in a recent The New Yorker piece “Where the GOP Suicide Caucus Lives.”  The Suicide Caucus is a term originated by Charles Krauthammer to describe the radicals in the House who … Continue reading

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Is OPRA a Deterministic or Probabilistic Problem?

An almost universal pair of comments I get from readers so far has been a combination of two observations: 1. Wow, there is so much (social-political and mathematical) complexity to Hands-Off Redistricting! 2. Isn’t there a way to have a computer figure … Continue reading

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A good idea, but is it possible to bring about?

From the posting of the YouTube video HandsOffRedistricting V1 I’ve already received some very thoughtful and interesting responses.  Most were by email so I’ll anonymize the names, but there was a common thread in many of them: I don’t see a … Continue reading

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