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How Did We End Up With Minority Rule?

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Kevin Drum

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning historian Nancy MacLean about minority rule. In her book, Democracy in Chains, she explores how billionaires like the Koch brothers have shaped the US judicial system.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with veteran journalist Hedrick Smith about his new documentary The Democracy Rebellion.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with independent journalist David Daley about the US Census and the future of partisan gerrymandering. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss gerrymandering cases in front of the Supreme Court, including the citizenship question on the census. 

Architect of the Capitol


  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss gerrymandering. In 2012, House Democrats got 1.4 million more votes than Republicans, but because of gerrymandering, Republicans won control of the House by a 234 to 201 margin.

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On this edition of Your Call, we examine partisan voting districts. In 2012, Republicans held the House even though they got 1.4 million fewer votes than Democrats. Republicans also won majorities in states across the country even though more voters backed Democrats. Why? Gerrymandering.

Your Call: How gerrymandering undermines democracy

Jun 27, 2017

  

We’ll have a conversation about gerrymandering and how it shapes the US electoral map.

On the next Your Call, what's next for North Carolina? The Republican legislature has passed last-minute legislation aimed at stripping powers from incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the state's Supreme Court. 

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On the November 3rd edition of Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about key down-ballot races.

 

On the next Your Call, we’ll discuss key down ballot races.

On the June 22nd edition of Your Call, Salon’s Editor in Chief David Daley discusses his new book, Rat F**ked, The True Story Behind The Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy.