California Entrepreneur Bill Mundell—founder and CEO of Vidyah, a leading private educational organization–is spearheading a citizens’ effort to attack one of the major corrupters of American politics today: gerrymandering. Thanks to high tech, politicians can now establish district lines that effectively make elections for state legislatures and for the House of Representatives uncompetitive. More…

snap14948“When important things are addressed first, secondary issues will not be difficult to settle”–or so goes the Chinese proverb. The laundry list of issues afflicting the U.S.-China relationship is long and arduous, but none is more fundamental than public opinion and the constraints it imposes on the ability of both sides to move the relationship forward. More…

Bill Mundell
“I use film when nothing else works.” That is the mantra of William Mundell, the producer of “Better Angels,” a 90-minute documentary film that deals with the Sino-US relationship. When it comes to an international issue as thorny as US-China bilateral relations, a film might just be what is needed to improve the association between the two countries. More…

ThePaper.cn – Better Angels

September 23, 2015

China Daily

SingTaoTV interview

July 22, 2015

PeopleDaily BEIJING, June 26 — “The mystic chords of memory…will yet swell…when again touched,as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

In his first inaugural address 154 years ago, Abraham Lincoln appealed to the best qualities in the human spirit to navigate the United States through the storm of civil war that lay ahead.  More…

NewChinaTVAn American filmmaker is producing a 90-minute documentary to debunk myths Americans have about China and Chinese have about America. More…

The Wall Street JournalMore than 200 years ago, at the South Carolina convention that debated ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Charles Pinckney described the new country as “a republic, where the people at large, either collectively or by representation, form the legislature.” More…

The Sacramento BeeIn 1776, John Adams wrote that “equal interests among the people, should have equal interests in the representative body.” As fundamental a value as this is, it has proved quite difficult to preserve throughout our history. More…

A Gerrymandering Comeback in California … via Arizona?

January 27, 2015

Several months of quiet whispers have quickly turned into a resounding buzz — and a nervous buzz, no less — about a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that questions whether it’s constitutional for independent state commissions to have the sole power to draw political district maps – KQED News.

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