Gerrymandering: Cause of Washington Polariazation?

Ted Cruz with supporters after winning the Texas Republican Senate primaryI’ve been blaming the recent political polarization across the Washington spectrum on gerrymandering/redistricting lately, but now I must rethink my position.

In this interesting piece in The Guardian by Harry J. Enten, he argues, with good data, that the states, themselves, are becoming more polarized. He uses the example of Sen. Ted Cruz’s election as a good example.

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UPDATE: Technicality Stops Texas Abortion Bill

TEXAS-1-articleLargeUPDATE:  The Lt. Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, stopped the passage of a strict abortion law that was being filibustered by democrats in the state Senate due to a technicality; Republicans upset by Dewhurst’s ruling.

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Texas State Sen. Davis’ Filibuster Fails

97fb9a515d65d115350f6a7067003869To update a prior post regarding Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis’ attempt at a 13 hour filibuster to prevent a bill that would issue tight restrictions against abortion rights, unfortunately she has failed. The Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said she went too far off topic in her rhetoric and stopped the filibuster. Follow the link to find out more details.

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