The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering. Why America needs a Tech New Deal. Plus Bill Press with a harrowing look at Trump’s final year.
David Daley on why time is running out to stop Republican gerrymandering. Nicol Turner Lee on what it will take to deliver digital equity in a post-pandemic world. Plus Bill Press with Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker on their new book I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.
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The once-a-decade process of redistricting has begun, and the stakes could hardly be higher. David Daley is one of the nation’s leading authorities on partisan gerrymandering. And he says if Democrats don’t do more to stop it, Republicans will have the power to shape elections for years to come.
Nicol Turner Lee
The pandemic didn’t create the digital divide, but it certainly has revealed the depth and severity of its impact. Nicol Turner Lee has studied the digital divide for more than two decades. She says any plan to “build back better” must ensure digital equity for all.
Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker
And now, Bill Press with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker on their behind-the-scenes story of former president Trump’s last year in office. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.
Working From Home – While Your Boss Watches You on Video
If you’re a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect.
For example, the PR chief of a global outfit named Teleperformance, one of the world’s largest call centers, was recently going on and on about how “We value our people and their well-being, safety, and happiness.” Why did the corporation feel such a desperate need to proclaim its virtue?