Redistricting should be a way of ensuring your vote counts. But instead of voters choosing politicians, the practice often works the other way around. The right lines can all but guarantee an incumbent a decade’s worth of electoral success, or help send others into retirement.
Some 100 passengers and several crew members made it safely off a hijacked AeroMexico 737 airliner upon landing in Mexico City on Wednesday. Meanwhile, at least five handcuffed men were escorted off the plane, which they had reportedly seized after takeoff from Cancun in an attempt to speak to Mexican President Felipe Calderon.