The blog is back

I realize that it’s neem a long time since I’ve posted anything new. I recently had to change hosting providers and unfotunately I neglected to export the blog before changing the nameservers. I was eventually able to figure out how to see the text and locate the graphics. I’ll try to post more often now.

Some Weaknesses in Current Arguments Against Gerrymandering

In anticipation of redistricting following the 2020 census, in light of several pending court challenges, and possibly because Republicans are seen as the current beneficiaries, there has been much comment in the news media about political gerrymandering. Although I agree that the ideal means of drawing district boundaries would not consider the partisan make-up of… Continue reading Some Weaknesses in Current Arguments Against Gerrymandering

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Redesigning the New Jersey Flag — Comments on the Ten Finalists

Last November Brian Donohue called for the submissions of designs for a new New Jersey state flag. I responded by two posts, the first suggesting that the new flag be a banner of the State’s arms and the second proposing the “New Jersey buff ensign” as an auxiliary flag. On February 8, 2016, the ten… Continue reading Redesigning the New Jersey Flag — Comments on the Ten Finalists

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A Problem of Bicameralism

When the United States fought its war for independence from Great Britain, the various colonies sent delegates to an assembly known to history as the Continental Congress. This loose organization was formalized by the adoption of the Articles of Confederation, which called its legislative body the “United States in Congress Assembled.” Regardless of the name… Continue reading A Problem of Bicameralism

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My new blog

This is my new blog. I will make posts about a variety of topics, then tweet it out to both my followers.