in Alabama

NPR’s This American Life in Alabama

Writer Jack Hitt put together a brilliant piece for this weekend’s edition of the show. Work like this is why conservatives hate public broadcasting, and why it is so critically important. Alabama’s HB56 “papers please” law is Exhibit A in a study of unintended consequences. The only criticism I have is that the show theme does not fit: every awful outcome of the bill is a feature, not a bug.

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