Magazine April 3, 2017, Issue

Ages of Argus

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On newspaper names and other media pleasures

Not long ago, I had occasion to be in Tulsa, and took a walk downtown. I passed the Tulsa World building — and was struck by the name: the “World.” What a wonderful name for a newspaper. It is broad and bold. It suggests, “We are inclusive of the world, and attuned to it.”

The newspaper was founded in 1905, two years before Oklahoma became a state. It’s one thing for a newspaper in Paris — glittering, consequential Paris — to call itself the “World.” (I am speaking of Le Monde.) But humble, early-20th-century Tulsa? Sure, why not? There is something

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The Limits of Proportional Representation One must wrestle with two related issues when discussing gerrymandering: (1) If a state is divided 60–40 between Party A and Party B, and its ten neatly ...
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