DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE

‘Southernization’ Is Killing U.S. Politics

The vices of my region are spreading. Its virtues aren’t

Each time I vote in Alabama, I see two kinds of tables I never saw at polling places in my native New Jersey.

At the first, someone checks my required photo ID.

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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.