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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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On September 16, 2004, Mt. Olive Pickles finally came to an agreement with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, ending a lengthy boycott of the company. This groundbreaking farm workers union launched one of the most successful organizing campaigns of the last 25 years in the South and demonstrate the continued vitality of farmworker unions in […]
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A few days ago, i talked about Rheeism going global, with Teach for America taking their privatization anti-union schemes around the world. But there’s another side of global Rheeism, which is global capital finding its way to U.S. to profit off of destroying public schools. That’s what is happening in North Carolina, with Chinese investors […]
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