Steven Rosenfeld on Gerrymandering, Dean Baker on Trump Tax Plan

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The original GerrymanderThis week on CounterSpin: As we tape this show, the Supreme Court is considering the case of Gill v. Whitford, deciding whether the way Wisconsin Republicans redrew voting districts in 2011 amounted to “an aggressive partisan gerrymander.” The case touches on nothing less than whether the US can ever become the democracy so many hope for. We’ll talk about it with Steven Rosenfeld, journalist at AlterNet and author of the forthcoming Inside Job: How American Elections Are Still Rigged Against Voters.

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Donald Trump & Paul Ryan (photo: Caleb Smith)

Donald Trump & Paul Ryan (photo: Caleb Smith)

Also on the show: When Donald Trump said that “the biggest winners” under his new tax plan “will be the everyday American workers as jobs start pouring into our country, as companies start competing for American labor and as wages start going up at levels that you haven’t seen in many years,” you might’ve suspected he was lying, because, well, his lips were moving. But some corporate media give credence to the idea that this GOP tax plan is one for the little guy. We’ll talk taxes with economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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Plus a look back at press coverage of the Las Vegas massacre.

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission from FAIR.