Does our election process no longer produce Congresspeople who understand and adequately represent majority views? If so, how did we get to that point? One part of the answer may lie in how congressional districts are created.
An unholy alliance of pundits, politicians and even reporters is insisting on the need to slash Federal spending over the next few months. But one voice is missing from this discussion: that of the American Majority.
The combined percentage of voters of who deem Obama's agenda "just about right" or "not liberal enough" is 58% -- roughly parallel to Obama's overall approval rating of 54%. That's the center-left governing majority.
Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.
Our national confusion about Hispanics begins with the system of classification taken for granted, which incorrectly classifies "Hispanics" into a race apart, exclusive with whites, blacks, Asians or Native Americans.