The political maps are out, finally, and this is as good as it gets for Texas Republicans unless they can figure out how to win votes from black and Hispanic voters.
For the Democrats, this is probably the bottom. They have to find more voters or be forced to continue relying on the ethnicity of their voters — and the protections that come with that ethnicity — to protect the seats they still have.
The Republicans have snapped up everything not nailed down by the federal Voting Rights Act.
Redistricting nods to fairness but is actually about power. It allows a Republican ...