The word ‘gerrymandering’ comes from the name of Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts governor in the 1800s.
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Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
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Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally took place.
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The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
Got to get to school on time.
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Every year, school districts across the U.S. try to plan out a bus schedule that works for all students while keeping costs and emissions low. Our mathematical models can help.
Police armored cars drive down a Baltimore street following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Alternatives to GDP are already in use, but are yet to gain widespread acceptance.
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“At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken Imagine if a corporation used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounting to do its books: it would be…