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John Roberts, writing his decision in Shelby County: “There is no denying … that the conditions that originally justified these measures no longer characterize voting in the covered jurisdictions.” Arkansas, 2018: In 2014, 90-year-old Doris Pendleton and 93-year-old Susie Thomas received notices in the mail that their ballots would not count. The state had recently […]
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The Pull of Pollo

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On February 8, 2016
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale, Arkansas, turning it from one of the state’s whitest towns into the state’s most diverse town. This is because the poultry […]

Oil Pipelines

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On January 16, 2014

It’s possible that oil pipleines are a better way to transport the stuff than trains. But the wages of oil pipelines are severe. Ask the people of Mayflower, Arkansas, which suffered a pipeline

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Mapping Child Labor, 1933

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On January 7, 2014
The Department of Labor provided some useful maps in 1933 of the United States’ patchwork regulations on child labor. One map. Seems to me that Arkansas was infringing on the freedom of 8 year olds to work given that 4th grade requirement. Share

Today in Guns

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On August 30, 2013

A solid rule is that the more one advocate guns in the public sphere, the less one should trust them with a gun: A Republican state senator from Arkansas who is leading a legislative committee on the

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