Let There Be No DeLay, Part 4
June 19, 2006

Let There Be No DeLay, Part 4

Redistricting

Traditionally, every state engages in redistricting following the decennial national census. This becomes an opportunity for gerrymandering Congressional districts (carving out odd-shaped districts that maximize the number of seats the party in power might be able to win). While the Democrats controlled the redistricting in Texas following the 2000 cen

Let There Be No DeLay, Part 3
June 15, 2006

Let There Be No DeLay, Part 3

Congressional Rule

Tom DeLay is considered one of the most effective Congressional leaders in history. First as Whip and then as Majority leader, DeLay lined up Republican votes and forced a discipline upon the House of Representatives not seen in decades. This allowed ‘uniter’ George W. Bush and the Republican Congress to ignore the Democrats and pursue an entir