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Discussion Of Dead Census Worker Highlights Right-Wing Paranoia

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

According to reports, the body of a part-time Census field worker had the word "fed" scrawled across his chest. Suddenly, big government is a big problem, and the "Feds" are to blame.

First HuffPost Blog: When Wrong, We Need to Own up to It

Steve Marmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Marmel

Does Michele Bachmann get to continue walking around like she's not complicit in the death of census worker Bill Sparkman? Or do we finally start holding people accountable for their words and actions?

Kentucky Census Worker Committed Suicide, Investigators Say

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER and ROGER ALFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On the surface it all seemed like a gruesome hate crime in a rural part of Kentucky with a history of disdain for the governmen...

Bill Sparkman, Kentucky Census Worker, May Have Committed Suicide

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Investigators probing the death of a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest inc...

AP sources: Insurance Probed In Census Taker Death

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A census taker found hanging from a tree had named his son as his life insurance beneficiary, and investigators are looking int...

Official: Census Takers In Kentucky Want Teams After Bill Sparkman's Death

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG CREEK, Ky. — The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are...

Census Worker's Son: I'm Sure My Dad Was Slain

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON, Ky. — Josh Sparkman lost the only family he ever really had when his census worker father was found hanging from a tree in rural Kentuck...

Sparkman: Casualty of Methland, USA? Or Victim of Anti-Government Bile?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.

Census Worker Killed By Asphyxiation: Police

AP | ROGER ALFORD and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG CREEK, Ky. — A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with du...

Bill Sparkman Found Naked, Gagged And Bound

AP | ROGER ALFORD and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BIG CREEK, Ky. — A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with du...

Census Worker Death: "Very Serious Concern" That Hanging Was Politically Motivated (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press reporter Devlin Barrett was on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" show Wednesday night to discuss the shocking death of a census worker in Kentu...

Waking Up To the Coming Battle Over the Census

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

Last night's reports of the murder of a US Census worker will bring national attention to the emerging politics of the Census count, something that we've long been worried about at NDN.

Census Worker Hanged With "Fed" On Body

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, Ky. — A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforce...

Bill Sparkman: Census Worker Found Hanged

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William E. Sparkman Jr. was a 51-year-old single father who once battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma while he pursued his teaching degree, according to a Mar...