Monthly Archives: May 2015

How the system works: who gets on the ballot?

In honor of primary election day (today), I am reposting this, first posted in the Times of Chester County. People go in to vote every May and November (at least, that’s what both major parties hope they do). But voters … Continue reading

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Richard Wright and democracy at home

I recently read Richard Wright’s Black Boy, an autobiography of the novelist and poet born in 1908, depicting his early life in the South and his years in Chicago, from 1927 to 1937, until he moved on to New York … Continue reading

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