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The Far Right War on Education

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On November 24, 2022
Not that I want you to start your Turkey Day with a long depressing article, though really, what could be more depressing than turkey. But this first hand story about what happened when right-wing extremists took over a large South Carolina school district is really, really depressing. Two rallying cries of conservative activists in this […]
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There really is no bottom for the sheer unnecessary cruelty of the Republican Party. Jeffrey Motts was pronounced dead on May 6, 2011, nearly 15 minutes after receiving a lethal injection for murdering his cellmate — the last inmate to die by lethal injection in South Carolina. Nearly a decade later, state senators moved closer […]

Ban Open Primaries

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On February 18, 2020

With all the attention rightfully going on the awfulness of the caucuses, it’s worth remembering that this is not the only bad part of the American election system. There’s also open prima

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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 […]
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