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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 primaries. Karen Martin, a freelance editor and pet-sitter who lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina, believes that her plan is more strategic than chaotic. Martin […]
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Your Jim Crow Republicans

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On January 25, 2017
The new governor of South Carolina seems nice. S.C. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster will take his membership in the all-white Forest Lake Club with him to the Governor’s Mansion. A pair of Democrats say the state’s next Republican governor must quit that membership to truly represent all of South Carolina. However, a Republican in the […]
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Nineteenth Century Coroner Reports

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On February 20, 2016
This is a pretty amazing digitized collection of 19th century coroner reports from South Carolina, put together by historians at the University of Georgia, which go into great detail about the deaths of individuals. The coroners were investigators of sorts so they wrote a lot about these deaths, including that of slaves. Here’s one example: […]
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