Wednesday, August 26, 2015
On July 9th, The Florida Supreme Court in a 5-2 ruling ordered the legislature to redraw the state’s congressional districts, saying the most recent redistricting process was “tainted by unconstitutional intent to favor the Republican Party and incumbent lawmakers.” This ruling resulted in a special summer session being convened earlier this month to address the problem, but after two weeks of fighting between Republican leadership in both the House and Senate the GOP controlled legislature has been unable to come up with a comprise and as a result they have given up trying to solve the problem and sent their members home, tossing the issue of redistricting, for the moment, back to the judiciary. Joining me today to talk all about congressional re-districting in the Sunshine State is Russell Berman, senior associate editor at The Atlantic who wrote all about the issue on TheAtlantic.com. You can also follow Russell on twitter.
One of the biggest stains in American history is that of the internment of Japanese American citizens during World War II. In his new book, Infamy: The Shocking Story of Japanese American Internment In World War II, Richard Reeves not only goes through the history of the imprisonment of American citizens simply because they looked like the enemy, but also highlights some stories of how families were torn apart -- or worse -- and how this is a cautionary tale of how history could potentially repeat itself when we give up liberty for security. You can also follow Richard on facebook.
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