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Affirmative Action for Rural America?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

At the center of Evenwel v. Abbott is a math problem: How do we calculate the size of legislative districts? The answer to that question depends on how we define the principle of "one person, one vote."

Janell Ross

New Urban Politics Emerges In Race to Replace Jesse Jackson Jr. | Janell Ross | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices

In 2011, as Illinois politicians redrew congressional district maps, they exercised a power grab that was intended to protect those already in office ...

Bye-Bye LAX, Hello LIZ: Honoring Elizabeth Taylor and Rebranding Los Angeles Airport

Derek Shearer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Derek Shearer

LA should step up to the global marketing plate and rename our airport after Elizabeth Taylor, one of the great movie actresses of modern times. LAX should become LIZ.