The dog ate my congressional district

Editors, Washington Examiner

Gerrymandering is massively overrated as a problem, both in its power to determine election outcomes in the House and in its effect on the national political climate. But it's perfectly appropriate for activists to take their complaints about it to their state capitols, to influence legislators and to force referenda on the subject. Federal courts should not be touching maps, let alone redrawing them in either party's favor just because the current ones look like a dog's breakfast.

Democrats find excuses for election losses in lawsuits

Editors, Washington Examiner

There is only one reason this case is being heard now. It is that Democrats still haven't accepted their loss in the 2016 election. They can fall back on Hillary Clinton's victory in the national popular vote, but they lost the popular vote for the House of Representatives. Incapable, apparently, of accepting that their ideas and candidates have fallen short, they are peddling to their demoralized followers the notion that they lost because of gerrymandering.

Why Obama Is Staying In Washington

Obama’s decision to stay in DC was simple; he’s staying around to stagemanage the continuation of the Soros-funded racial polarization of America and to focus those efforts where they will stifle election integrity efforts and make Eric Holder’s job at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee that much easier.

Supreme Court Grapples, Once Again, With Redistricting

Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics

Courts can't stop partisan gerrymandering entirely. But they can limit its effectiveness by enforcing strict numerical equality, by simple arithmetic. Supreme Court justices weary of redistricting cases might keep that in mind.