South Carolina

Red States' Legally Dubious Strategy to Destroy Obamacare

Nullification by any other name...

In states with dreadful health outcomes, they're spending a lot of energy trying to keep people from signing up for health care

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"She Had an Abortion": A History of a Political Smear

Elizabeth Colbert Busch isn't the first female candidate to face the insinuation

Elizabeth Colbert Busch isn't the first female candidate to face the insinuation.

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Why It's Difficult to Predict the Outcome of Mark Sanford vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch

Tuesday's special election in South Carolina is a true toss-up

Tuesday's special election in South Carolina is a true toss-up.

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Take a Hike, Sanford!

How South Carolina's former governor could cost the GOP an easy House seat

Mark Sanford is one step closer to a remarkable political comeback after locking up the Republican nomination for Congress in South Carolina’s First Congressional District on Tuesday. A general election match-up in conservative South Carolina might seem like an easy final leg for Sanford, but there’s no guarantee that he’ll waltz to victory. Next month, Sanford will face off against Elizabeth Colbert Busch—Stephen’s sister—in a deeply conservative district where Democrats don’t usually have a chance. This time, they do.

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Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina who turned “hiking the Appalachian Trail” into an Urban Dictionary entry (discretion advised), is one step closer to completing a surprising political comeback.

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Is Racism Worse in the South?

John Roberts's question frames the Voting Rights Act case. Too bad there's no answer.

At last week's Supreme Court argument over the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts asked whether the government thinks the South is more racist than the North. The question frames the debate. Too bad there's no answer.

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"Until this generation of people dies out."

Think the Voting Rights Act is outdated? Come to South Carolina.

Think the Voting Rights Act is outdated? Come to South Carolina.

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The media scion is still trying get out from under his dad's shadow.

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The new senator from South Carolina has a knack for being everything to everyone.

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