Christopher Hitchens: 'You have to choose your future regrets' | interview | Books | The Observer
Most interesting quote: Along the way, he says, "I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness. Amazing. My conservative friends look at me and say, 'Welcome to the club. What took you so long?' Well that's what it took and I think it's worth recording."
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Zombie » Gerrymandering 101
Really nice post on Gerrymandering with a particularly good illustration of how it works and the magnitude of the effect it has had on our politics. He has a simple diagram showing how the minority can actually make itself the majority: something which, he argues, the Congressional Democrats appeared to have done for several decades.