We can thank a 19th century editorial cartoonist for creating one of the strangest, yet commonly used, political words in America. It's so conventional that in the last year it's been used in 13 Forum stories, over 20 references in the New York Times and many dozens of broadcasts. In 1812, the Massachusetts Legislature painstakingly reconfigured a new voting district in the state governed by patriot Elbridge Gerry.
For decades, the White House released the president's official summer reading list. I've searched for the current presidents to no avail. If you know if one exists-please inform me, or Inforum me. Trump has a reputation for not enjoying books or reading in general. While not unusual for our U.S. population, is unseemly compared against generations of hearty reading past chief executives.