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White, male, expatriate living in the mountains of central Taiwan, Oregon permanent address, 34 years of age. Born in St. Louis. Army brat lived all over. Veteran of the Korean War (sieved in Libya and Austin, Texas). Ph.D. in anthropology and linguistics, Indiana University. Career in linguistics and ESL at numerous US and foreign institutions. Spent most of my career as a director of English as a Second Language programs. Taught at National Chi Nan Unversity, Puli, Taiwan over the years 1995-2016. Retired as an orchard keeper with my life partner Judy Wu of the Bunun Austronesian tribe in our mountain hideaway cabin, High Mountain Orchards.

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2020 Dems fared poorly down ballot, but we're winning the fight for fair elections

Good news. There has been some talk of our loosing out on redistricting for a decade, nut in fact hard work has paid off. We can do better, however, and we will!


Jessica Post, Opinion contributor


There’s no doubt that down-ballot Democrats generally fared poorly in 2020, but in the context of redistricting, the impact of 2020 doesn’t erase Democratic progress made over the last decade.
Enough wins to influence redistricting

Democrats will have profoundly greater influence over redistricting heading into this decade than we did the last, and voters in many states will be drawn into fair, non-gerrymandered districts for the first time in a generation.

read more at the link.
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