The End of the Gerrymander

What must be understood about political gerrymandering is that it has been recognized as a force in party politics since before the framing of the U.S. Constitution. So it came as a surprise when a district court struck down the district map of Wisconsin drawn by the Wisconsin state legislature in 2010 as an unlawful partisan gerrymander. Late Justice Scalia would be outraged if he knew the courts were entertaining such challenges to district maps as the current U.S. supreme court case, Gill v. Whitford. The case currently under consideration…

On Modernity, Apoliticism, and Inequality: How We Should Promote Companionship Rather than Competition

Moments of popular upheaval, resistance, and revolution have a common underlying cause: they arise from popular dissatisfaction with economic and political systems. Protesters, proletarians, common people are dissatisfied with a political process that does not hear their voices, does not guarantee them their needs and rights, and sees them only by their industrial capacity, as instruments. Meanwhile the debate between politicians and the political class on various issues continues without real representation for those whom the policies would be imposed on, whose lives would be destroyed without adequate protection. Modernity…