Reduce Polarization

Meet the Volunteer Lobbyist Healing Political Divides in the Deep South

OZY When Lynn Teague was the repatriation coordinator at the Arizona State Museum, she had to navigate the competing interests of 21 Native American tribes and their sacred duty to the dead, and private landowners, which included developers and mining companies. It was Teague’s job as an archaeologist to thread a needle when it came …

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NC redistricting drama should prompt changes in SC

Post and Courier A North Carolina court is set to review the Republican-led legislature’s revised plan for new legislative and congressional district lines, and its response could reshape the state’s political landscape. Judges rejected the version of new districts lines because it gave the GOP an extreme advantage. Such gerrymandered districts are harmful to democracy …

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Polarization and Political Discourse in the U.S.

Library of Congress The affect is worse that the issues. When polled, Americans believe one thing; when they self-label, they speak differently. David C. Barker and Lilliana Mason, nationally recognized experts on the roots and manifestations of political polarization, discuss how political discourse has become so degraded and what to look for in the future …

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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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