Category: Republic 3.0 Archive

“Banking development districts” and “savings lotteries” could help more Texans open and use bank accounts. In the parts of Dallas known as South Dallas and West Dallas, west of the Trinity River, many neighborhoods could rightly be called “banking deserts.” “You see a handful of bank branches, a Chase drive-through or an ATM kiosk in […]

Every state should have an independent redistricting commission, says Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper. Many observers say Illinois’ 4th Congressional District resembles a pair of ragged earmuffs. Intended to capture Chicago’s Latino population, the district carves out two roughly symmetrical disks in the heart of the city, connected by a narrow stretch of I-294. The district is often cited as a blatant […]