Increasingly, government agencies are embracing Facebook for collaboration, information sharing, and citizen engagement. The U.S. Armed Forces -- particularly the Navy -- had a banner year, according to Facebook users. People pointed to the Navy’s use of interactive questions; its social media team’s regular responses to wall comments by users; and photo contests.
“The Navy runs a 24-hour Facebook operation that isn't about getting more fans or just creating content. It is about engaging and giving others the opportunity to tell their own Navy story,” one user said. Another wrote: “I'm most impressed with how many citizens, veterans, recruiters, potential recruits - and yes, Sailors - keep the Navy story on course. Transparency can be a powerful thing! GO NAVY!”
Users also commended the Marine Corps’ Facebook activity. One person wrote: “The Marine Corps was late to the social media space, but in 2010 they really hit their stride. The Marine Corps is closing in on a million followers, which leads all other military branch Facebook sites, and they are the smallest branch of the bunch.”
The most underrepresented state in the House right now is Montana, where 994,000 people share a single congressman. If you added 100 seats to the Congress, Montanans would gain one seat and 63% percent more representation in Congress. Californians would lose a small amount of congressional clout.
Other small states like Alaska and South Dakota would suffer in a 535-member House. By the very nature of the process, small states are the most likely to win or lose big in reapportionment. The question of who wins or loses (Delaware, say, or South Dakota?) is really a random one, depending less on the mean population of the districts than on the exact point at which you stop awarding new seats. In this case, South Dakota would get the 536th seat, and ends up being the big loser. No matter how many seats you add, Someone is always going to be on the cusp of getting a new one, and they're the ones most likely to lose or gain.
The only solution to representational inequity is to abolish statehood -- something that cannot be done under the Constitution without the assent of all 50 state legislatures. Another would be to make Congress unreasonably large.