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Before the Beginning

“If I had a machine gun, I’d kill every one of them white sons of bitches.” Makarka didn’t say

Memories of Katrina

This year another hurricane passed over the crescent city. Gustav left New Orleans with a tremendous amount of damage but

The Great Florida Ex-Con Game

For Harper’s Magazine
In November the U.S. media, lost in patriotic reverie, dressed up the Florida recount as a victory for President Bush.
But however one reads the ballots, Bush’s win would certainly have been jeopardized had not some Floridians been barred from casting ballots at all. Between May 1999 and Election Day 2000, two Florida secretaries of state – Sandra Mortham and Katherine Harris, both protegees of Governor Jeb Bush- ordered 57,700 “ex-felons,” who are prohibited from voting by state law, to be removed from voter rolls.

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