An Update to Today's Post & How to Discuss the Newsletter with Others
I have two short topics to cover in this update to this morning’s post. I’ll be brief.
Update to Today’s Post
I mentioned that both Democrats and Republicans gerrymander and that the court battles rage.
Today, The New York Times reported1 that “[a] Republican-led group of voters filed a lawsuit late Thursday challenging New York’s freshly drawn congressional maps as unconstitutional[.]”
And, here in North Carolina, where I live, yesterday the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that the new maps for US House and NC legislature seats created by the Republican-controlled legislature, are unconstitutional2.
The gerrymandering battles rage, with both parties guilty.
How to Discuss the Newsletter with Others
Several readers have written to me individually with thoughtful comments. A few have asked how they can discuss their thoughts with other readers. I strongly encourage people to post their comments so that other readers can see them and discuss.
I had assumed that it was obvious how to do this, but it clearly is not. So, let me explain.
Commenting on the website
The platform I’m using (Substack) provides a threaded comments section on my website, which is at https://winwindemocracy.org. Go to the website directly and see all posts. Click on a post, then scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the comments. Anyone can read the comments, but you must be a newsletter subscriber to make your own comments or to reply to others’ comments,
Commenting from the emailed newsletter
If you’re reading a newsletter in your email, there are three buttons (circled) at the bottom, after the footnotes:
One reader made the excellent suggestion that I move the comment button above the footnotes, which is what I’ve done for this post as an example.
G.O.P. Lawsuit Casts N.Y. Congressional Maps as Brazen Gerrymandering, New York Times, by Luis Ferré-Sadurní, Feb 4, 2022; https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/nyregion/redistricting-lawsuit-gerrymandering-ny.html
NC political maps unconstitutionally gerrymandered, Supreme Court rules, Raleigh News & Observer, by Will Doran, Feb 5, 2022; https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article257975758.html