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How to make voting districts fair to voters, not parties

Linda Fowler, Dartmouth College and Chris Fowler, Penn State Should fairness to political parties be the standard for evaluating...

Here’s what happens when political bubbles collide

Alexander J. Stewart, University of Houston and Joshua B. Plotkin, University of Pennsylvania Social media has transformed how people talk to each other. But social...

One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws in democratic process

Nancy Martorano Miller, University of Dayton Across the U.S., Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party...

Stop criticizing bizarrely shaped voting districts. They might not be gerrymandered...

Dustin G. Mixon, The Ohio State University How can you tell if a voting district has been gerrymandered? Every 10 years, the U.S. Census informs lawmakers...

Two big problems with American voting that have nothing to do...

Sascha Meinrath, Pennsylvania State University Over the past year, the public discussion on election security and integrity has focused on concerns about foreign meddling in...

The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering: 6 essential reads

Aviva Rutkin, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is roundup of archival stories. On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Gill...

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I acted like a complete jerk to my students just to...

Alan Goodboy, West Virginia University During a recent lecture, I purposefully antagonized students. I belittled one student by criticizing him in front of others. I favored...