Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together

Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other. Cool, right?  The folks over at Slate posted this game that lets you see the gerrymandered districts as individual puzzle pieces.  Their home state is the puzzle board.  Can you put them all together again?… Continue reading Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together

US 2012 Election

I think Fareed Zakaria sums things up nicely for me. There are certainly other issues at play which this video does not address but this is a good start. The other issues include social issues and faith-based issues. I’ll leave those for perhaps another post. Because I am using an embedded video from CNN, you’ll… Continue reading US 2012 Election

SOPA Protest Today – Political Protest Tomorrow?

Google’s homepage rolled out it’s SOPA/PIPA protest today with a “blackout band” across the legendary Google logo. The homepage also links to an explanation of the protest, with a form to sign a petition against them. Hundreds of other website homepages are taking part in the protest with similar “blackout” bands and links to petitions… Continue reading SOPA Protest Today – Political Protest Tomorrow?