August 5, 2006
The New York Times is reporting today on the crucial importance of Colorado’s 7th congressional district in the upcoming elections. This district is a rarity in modern politics, in the sense that it was specifically gerrymandered after the 2000 census in order to *reflect* the political diversity of Colorado, which was of course a hotly contested red-blue state in the last presidential election, and is currently at the crossroads of middle-America, family values, and economic growth. Many will look to the poltical process in the 7th district–with primary elections on August 8–as an indication of where politics is headed in the near future. So we should get out the vote, understand the issues and vote our conscience.