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What a racial paradise. The cars came one by one, down a gravel road and through a cotton field, to the edge of the Tallahatchie River and the spot where, 64 years ago, historians believe Emmett Till’s lifeless body was pulled from the river. The vehicles carried Till’s relatives, including a cousin, community leaders, the […]

Republican Governing Principles

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On October 8, 2018
Mississippi taxes extra for hybrid and electric vehicles. The GOP controlled state legislature finds the best Give-it-to-em-Environmentalists and Won't-Affect-Our-Voters solutions. pic.twitter.com/nx59S3dyLF — vasabjit banerjee (@vasabjit_b) October 7, 2018 The Mississippi GOP creating new taxes just for hybrid vehicles demonstrates their wonderful governance with its organizing principle of “fuck liberals” better than anything I can think […]
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The UAW and Mississippi

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On August 10, 2017
As I’ve been traveling and largely out of internet range/interest, I have not been able to read everything on the overwhelming defeat of the United Auto Workers election to represent Nissan workers in its Mississippi plant. I had high hopes for this campaign because the workers are largely African-American and less inclined to unite with […]
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Coal Outside Appalachia

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On July 11, 2016
I write a lot about coal here and one thing that repeatedly strikes me is how Appalachian-centric writing about coal remains today. There are of course historical reasons for this, but given how sharply production has shifted out of West Virginia and Kentucky over the last couple decades, public attention has really lagged. Here’s a […]
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