Category Archives: Gerrymandering

Gerry Manders

as The Beaver! Our Democrat(ic) friends and acquaintances are pinning their dreams on April’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race, which they hope will reverse the state legislature’s “solid GOP majority [which] owes its status, in large part, to what some have … Continue reading

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This time — like last time — fair maps

All politics is loco A progressive putsch? The previous installment of your favorite Blogge reported that Madison is redrawing its aldermanic districts to conform with the 2020 Census. Now the context: The maps throw council moderates Gary Halverson, Sheri Carter, … Continue reading

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Madison aldermanic redistricting considered 10-07-21

Could influence your next alder! UPDATE: Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee 10-07-21 unanimously recommends Map #7a. The Policy Werkes took the tarp off Ol’ Sparky, our Eisenhower-era mainframe computer, to consider the aldermanic redistricting maps under consideration. After whirring and chugging for … Continue reading

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Draw your own damn legislative districts!

Hey kids! Want to have rainy day fun? All you solid citizens posting yard signs that read “This Time, Fair Maps” — now is your chance! Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is inviting us groundlings to submit our own congressional and … Continue reading

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Madison is electing Republicans

The city spooks the rest of the state A homeowner here on the west side of Madison WI is one up on his fellow progressives. Not content with the usual yard sign, a home in the affluent Greentree neighborhood lights up … Continue reading

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The NY Times makes me sick

‘Awop, bop, aloobop, alop-bam-boom!’ — Little Richard Wisconsin’s Spring election made the cover story of The New York Times Magazine this Sunday (05-10-2020). Would it surprise you that author Emily Bazelon trashes Republicans for insisting on holding the election as scheduled on … Continue reading

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