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Always Check the Dataset

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On January 2, 2017
A while ago I used a story about the relative score of North Carolina on “Electoral Integrity” to frame a piece about democratic backsliding. I spend a lot of time looking at datasets, so I have no excuse for not looking at the one used in that piece. It turns out to be… problematic. And […]
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How Democracy Dies

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On December 15, 2016
The actions of the North Carolina Republicans are so reprehensible, it’s hard to believe it is happening in the United States. But of course Republicans have no actual respect for democracy, as we found out after 2008 when they started responding to demographic challenges by seeking to restrict the suffrage. And now that their extreme […]

North Carolina

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On December 1, 2016

The biggest long-term threat of Trumpism is the end of democracy. That might sound like hyperbole, but it isn’t. All we have to do is look at the last several years in North Carolina, where Pat

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