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On February 17, 2018
The main musical story in my life in the last couple of weeks is the discovery of Cocaine and Rhinestones, a podcast on the history of country music by the son of David Allan Coe. It’s pretty great. I’ve listened to about half the episodes so far. There’s a great one on Loretta Lynn’s song […]
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The conventional wisdom is that there is nothing politicians are going to do about gun control because it’s such a hot button topic that it would be political suicide to take on the issue, except in very blue districts. But is this true? The Florida school shooting has seen more outrage than anything since Sandy […]
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We don’t know yet if or to what extent the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian ratfucking that has been clearly established. But we certainly know one prominent Republican public official who was an active conspirator: Now seems like a good time to revisit how Republican leadership in Congress knew about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election […]

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On February 16, 2018

One of my hobbyhorses is how frustrating it is that our public discussion of race in this country exists primarily on a black-white binary. At least at one university I know very, very well, diversity

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The depravity of our fascist immigration police knows no bounds. Paul Frame describes his marriage to Jose “Ivan” Nuñez Martinez, 37, as yin and yang, opposites attracting. Frame is 15 years older and talks eagerly, while he says Nuñez is soft-spoken and laid back. And while Frame grew up in rural Chester County, helping with […]
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