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Will have more on this tomorrow, but oral argument in today’s census case…did not look good: Supreme Court justices were deeply divided Tuesday over whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with the conservative justices showing signs that they were inclined to vote in favor of allowing the question.After more […]
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Even in a relatively good economy, college after college is seeking to turn their institutions into a vo-tech program and eliminate the liberal arts and, in some cases, the social scientists. The latest is the University of Tulsa, which at one time and not that long ago, actually had a really great History department. In […]

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On April 23, 2019

In a bit of a companion piece to yesterday’s article about battleship mutinies, today I offer a short look at some of the most dreadful accidents in the history of the battleship form… Bat

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Stop and Shop Victory

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On April 23, 2019
The Stop and Shop strike is over and at least tentatively it looks like the workers won most of what they wanted. The devil is always in the details and I’m having trouble finding much about the chain’s desire to create two-tier contracts. But they did win on wages, health care, and pensions, which is […]

Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019

I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do ab

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I can’t even

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On April 22, 2019
Former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart has a theory: For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics — it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American politics in more than a generation. Mr. Trump is three years into destroying what we know as the Republican Party. Another two years […]
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