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This is…wow. Decades after lynching was used to intimidate and terrorize blacks in the South, the deadly tactic continues to have a chilling effect on whether African Americans decide to cast ballots in elections today. Research by Clemson University economic historian Jhacova Williams shows black Southerners who live in counties where more lynchings occurred in […]

Tattoo Politics

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On October 20, 2016

This is shooting fish in a barrel, I know. But I could not let this insipid Vox essay by a young Jill Stein voter go unmentioned. It’s hard to say why so many millennials are voting third party. Amo

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One Person, One Vote

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On December 14, 2015
I am more than a little skeptical about the Supreme Court rejecting the openly racist arguments in Evenwel v. Abbott reinterpreting the definition of “one person, one vote” to exclude non-citizens, children, prisoners, and all people not eligible to vote, as if they aren’t affected by our government. Please don’t be shocked this challenge is […]

More Primaries

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On March 10, 2014

Allow me to recommend this excellent new site on which Democrats in Congress should be challenged in a primary for performing below what we should expect of someone from that district. You can search

Primaries

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On March 9, 2014
Jon Geeting speaks smartly about the pointlessness of registering as an independent: You don’t have to be thrilled about it, but this is the only way your vote counts in these places because the real election is the primary. Unless your state has open primaries where registered independents can vote, you don’t get to vote […]
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