My Q & A with Salon
Great interview! I’m curious about your thoughts on Tim Ryan’s campaign for Senate? Did he not get any national support from the Democratic establishment? I supported his candidacy as much as I could afford, but he was literally begging for $. I’m still upset that JD Vance is our senator and now Sherrod Brown is up for reelection! Help!! You are doing a fantastic job of getting the word out! Thank you 🙏
Thanks for the interview. 3 questions:
1. "The most important solution is, obviously, we have to end gerrymandering." How? Have you written on that?
2. "In a district with no opposition, all the incentives of your time and power are warped. You are serving an extremist agenda, because that's how you avoid a primary." Would open primaries or ranked choice voting change that dynamic?
3. You didn't mention the role of the courts in striking down anti-democratic laws. These are all the laws on voting rights, redistricting and election administration Democracy Docket defeated in court:
https://www.democracydocket.com/cases/case-status/victory/. It's not a grass-roots effort, except maybe making a donation, but is this a significant effort nonetheless in saving democracy?
Congratulations on completing the book and on a terrific interview. I’m excited to read it. This could have such a big impact on our politics in the future. Thank you for your work over so many years—fighting for our democracy.
Good article with actionable suggestions. Thank you
Brilliant interview...thank you for providing both blunt diagnoses and practical solutions.