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Politifact and Historical Thinking: Disenfranchisement, Then and Now - American Historical Association
By James Grossman and Allen Mikaelian Is it appropriate to reference “Jim Crow” when discussing the rash of new laws and measures further regulating who can vote and under what conditions? Do the rhetorical analogies fit the historical facts? Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning watchdog best known for mercilessly wielding its trademarked Truth-o-Meter™, is somewhere between …