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Polarization: The Road to Nowhere

Polarization: The Road to Nowhere Should passing a bill to build roads and repairing bridges be the cause of media analysis and celebration?  That should be everyday business, but we know it’s rare in today’s government.  With the focus on partisan wins and losses, there’s never a moment to get work done, no matter how …

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How Did We Get so Gerrymandered?

How Did We Get So Gerrymandered? Richland County’s Ward 10 is a very Democratic precinct in the middle of SC Congressional District 2, which has been Republican since Floyd Spence switched parties in 1962 and the district followed his lead. Now most of Ward 10 is in SC Congressional District 6, part of which is …

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Think More Technology Makes Elections More Reliable? Think Again

Think More Technology Makes Elections More Reliable? Think Again Voting is the heart of democracy, and voters must view the election process as trustworthy.  Our government is not representative if large numbers of citizens choose not to vote. Technology is seen as the solution to all our problems in the 21st century.  Surprisingly, experience has …

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Are You Ready to Lead your Community?

Leadership comes in many shapes and fashions, and not everyone is ready to run for elected office. Community boards and commissions provide tremendous opportunities to share our skills and expertise while bringing needed energy to our communities. SC Women in Leadership (SC WIL) is working with cities and counties and has already aggregated more than …

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