18. It was mentioned in several circles that the Republican "victory" in the house
... was not due to the success of their candidates, but the success of their redistricting efforts. They basically drew themselves a bunch of entirely secure districts suited to their "particular" demographic.
I think it is going to very hard to take back the house for the next 10 years but not impossible. The key is both economic and geographic mobility for African Americans and Hispanics. Also with young women voters, we have to stop their indoctrination into the no-choice cult by making sure public education can stand up to the challenges of vouchers for private parochial schools and the rest of the Repukes little war on public schools.
And in the meantime, its time to put the pressure on state governments to enact serious reforms about how redistricting will be handled in 10 years!