What is gerrymandering and why are people (especially if they are democrats) so mad about it? Is it really to blame for all our problems? If not, what should we think about it? And where on Earth did that silly word come from?
How important is competence in government? What is the civil service anyway? Are the Trump administration's early stumbles evidence of incompetence, or just the normal learning curve of a new president?
With a President openly trafficking in conspiracy theories and his opponents developing their own about him, we explore the attraction to conspiratorial thinking. Why do folks believe conspiracy theories? How can we avoid succumbing to paranoid delusions?
Now that we've got a slate of cabinet nominees and a Trump Supreme Court nominee, how should we expect the Senate to advise & consent? Will (& should) Democrats play nice, or will they take the lessons of Merrick Garland to heart and play hardball?