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Kris Kobach’s Voting Sham Gets Exposed in Court - The New York Times

Kris Kobach’s Voting Sham Gets Exposed in Court - The New York Times | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
In a Kansas courtroom, the nation’s leading vote suppressors are being revealed for the con artists they are.
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The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper

The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Paper | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Barbara Simons believes there is only one safe voting technology.
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Can the Parkland Survivors Inspire a New Focus on Civics Education?

Can the Parkland Survivors Inspire a New Focus on Civics Education? | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Civics often takes a backseat in schools, but educators say the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists are setting a powerful model for civic engagement.
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‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Parkland after school shooting - The

‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Parkland after school shooting - The | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Vegas moved on. Sutherland Springs prayed. But Parkland raged.
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For the first time, Democrats can win the House just by winning the closest races - The

For the first time, Democrats can win the House just by winning the closest races - The | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Cook Political Report's ratings are good news for the minority party.
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For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men.

For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men. | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
But a flood of women are running in 2018.
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Five Blue States Could Determine Who Controls The House In 2018

Five Blue States Could Determine Who Controls The House In 2018 | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
New Jersey Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s retirement announcement this week wasn’t a game changer in the battle for control of the House of Representatives. Even b…
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Politics Is More Partisan Now, But It’s Not More Divisive

Politics Is More Partisan Now, But It’s Not More Divisive | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
When there has been agreement between the two parties, it's often masked serious problems.
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Supreme Court says North Carolina does not have to immediately redraw congressional maps that a lower court ruled unconstitutional

Supreme Court says North Carolina does not have to immediately redraw congressional maps that a lower court ruled unconstitutional | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The decision means that this year’s elections will likely be conducted under the 2016 boundaries, in which Republicans hold 10 out of 13 congressional seats.
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Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.
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North Carolina's Groundbreaking Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymanders

North Carolina's Groundbreaking Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymanders | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Judges said redistricting designed to elect Republicans violated the Constitution, the first time a federal court has come to that conclusion.
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G.O.P. House Retirements Are Surging, but the Number in Competitive Races Is Not as Striking

G.O.P. House Retirements Are Surging, but the Number in Competitive Races Is Not as Striking | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The exodus of Republicans has lifted the Democrats’ hopes of regaining the majority.
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Democracy and Facts in the Age of Trump

Democracy and Facts in the Age of Trump | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Bernard Avishai writes about the perception of facts and Democracy in the Donald Trump age as recorded in a new survey by the political-science group Bright Line Watch.
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Maybe voters aren’t as uninformed as elites like to think

Maybe voters aren’t as uninformed as elites like to think | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
A new paper argues that elitist jargon is the real issue.
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How Much Can Primaries Predict the General Election? - The New York Times

How Much Can Primaries Predict the General Election? - The New York Times | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
In early voting for Tuesday’s primary in Texas, Democratic voters have far outnumbered Republicans, a sign of a partisan gap in enthusiasm.
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Near-record number of House members not running for new terms

Near-record number of House members not running for new terms | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
More members of the U.S. House of Representatives are choosing not to seek re-election than at any time in the past quarter-century.
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This group trains women to run for office. Here’s how one outraged, post-Trump class fared. - The

This group trains women to run for office. Here’s how one outraged, post-Trump class fared. - The | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Enthusiasm and expectations clash with reality for a collection of political novices.
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Can Democrats Win the Senate? - The New York Times

Can Democrats Win the Senate? - The New York Times | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Republicans need to win eight senate races to keep a majority, and Democrats need to win 28 to take it away. Here’s a look at the chances of each outcome.
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Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision

Justices Won’t Block Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Decision | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court, which has been busy with federal cases claiming that voting districts were warped by politics, let stand one from a state court.
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Is The Democratic Party Becoming More Like The GOP?

Is The Democratic Party Becoming More Like The GOP? | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The left seems to be following the GOP’s example.
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In a Comically Drawn Pennsylvania District, the Voters Are Not Amused

In a Comically Drawn Pennsylvania District, the Voters Are Not Amused | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
The bizarre shape of the state’s Seventh Congressional District makes it a headache just to tell who lives there. Few seem to lament a court order to redraw the map.
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Opinion | Will Women Lead the Democrats to Victory?

Opinion | Will Women Lead the Democrats to Victory? | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Maybe, but the path forward is an obstacle course.
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Are Democrats’ Senate Chances In 2018 Overrated?

Are Democrats’ Senate Chances In 2018 Overrated? | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
After Democrat Doug Jones won a stunning victory in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate last month, lots of smart people whose work I read and follow…
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Purged for Not Voting

Purged for Not Voting | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
In a case with huge implications for the franchise, the Supreme Court will decide whether states can remove voters from the rolls after two years without casting a ballot.
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Analysis | The starkest divide Americans see isn’t black-white. It’s red-blue.

Analysis | The starkest divide Americans see isn’t black-white. It’s red-blue. | Dreams and Dramas of Democracy | Scoop.it
Asked what is the starkest cultural conflict, Americans point to party, not race.
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