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Kim Kelly has a great piece highlighting how women are taking over the labor movement: This renewed energy is coming disproportionately from women. In fact, women — and particularly women of color — remain on the front lines of worker-organizing in a variety of industries, including those our patriarchal society has long coded as “women’s […]

Heckuva Job, Spokane Valley

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Jason Wilson of the Guardian has obtained some chat records that include Matt Shea, a State Representative from Washington’s 4th district, and, yikes: A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian. […]

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I have a short piece up at the National Interest on battleship mutinies: Battleships were a huge investment of national treasure and national pride. Indeed, in some cases they arguably represented an

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One of my very favorite museums in the country is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. It does an absolutely wonderful job of taking you into a lost world of real hardship and horror. I can’t say enough about how good the guides are as well. I strongly recommend the sweatshop tour. I’ve done the […]
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I have written before about Man of The Year, a sort of fascinatingly godawful movie about how a late-show host DISRUPTS American politics with a campaign based on reading Ron Fournier columns interspersed with painfully unfunny jokes. But, hey, nobody says bad movies can’t be prescient: Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory […]
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