Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 made the huge mistake of prohibiting states from having federal-style bicameral congresses. How this could be unconstitutional when the federal government operates this way is a mystery. A true bicameral congress gives each sub-government (counties in the context of a state, states in the context of the US as a whole) an equal vote in the senate and a vote proportional to their population in ...more »
Give Congress a simpler plan. Let Tim Draper's team draw the boundaries again. Six new states is the dream but achieving half that number would be a miracle. Inspirational state names might focus the voters more on the many positives of birthing new states. And three states allows Puerto Rico to even the score.