Month: June 2011

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Whitey

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On June 23, 2011
Finally captured. Two related recommendations: Black Mass is as gripping an airline read as you could ask for. Brotherhood, the fictionalized, transplanted-to-Rhode Island Showtime series based on the Bulger case, is an extremely underrated show; I’d rank it easily among the top 10 from TV’s great decade. Share

One Was Too Much

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On June 23, 2011

Great column from Coates. After bringing much-needed national attention to Rick Perry’s role in the murder of Cameron Tood Willingham, the punchline says it all: Whatever one thinks of the death

Revive ERA

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On June 23, 2011

I love that Carolyn Maloney and Robert Menendez are reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Wal-Mart case. I have no idea if ERA could get rat

Labor Media Erik

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On June 22, 2011
I’m going to be on the Rick Smith Show tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to talk about the issues brought up in today’s post about radical labor. Feel the charisma come across the intertubes! Update–I am particularly enamored that the show led into my interview with Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns, and Money.” Labor and Zevon, how […]

The Role of Radical Labor

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On June 22, 2011
Matt Yglesias disagrees with my call for increased radicalization among labor in kind of a weird way. He argues that the modern economy has treated working-class people well, using increased rates of consumption as a measurement, and notes: “Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your cell phone and your car […]

Poor Bai

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On June 22, 2011

Apparently actual Republicans haven’t gotten his memo about what they believe. It’s all too appropriate that media members seemed to outnumber actual supporters at his announcement…

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