Month: January 2012

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A WPA For History

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On January 29, 2012
The highly respected historian and radical Jesse Lemisch has taken the American Historical Association to task for its unwillingness to deal with the field’s employment crisis. Lemisch compares the AHA’s milquetoast market-speak to the lameness of Democratic Party solutions to the modern economic crisis. Both institutions have become infected with centrist market-oriented solutions to problems, […]

Engineering Nature

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On January 29, 2012

I found the comment section on my bayou post of yesterday interesting for a couple of reasons, including that saving the marshes is an impossible task. This really is not true. The U.S. Army Corps of

Fred Hiatt brings us a strong opening bid: It also could have been possible that Witt wanted to preempt the inevitable investigation and humiliation. Whether the charge of “sexual assault,” whatever that is, was ever true is irrelevant to the immediate and substantively unfounded assault on Witt’s character. […] Who knows what “assault” even means […]

Limbo Without Law

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On January 28, 2012
Powerful and important reporting from Elise Foley: On a single day this past fall, the United States government held 13,185 people in immigration detention who had not been convicted of a crime, some of whom will not be charged with one, according to information The Huffington Post obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. […]

Save Louisiana

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On January 28, 2012

Outside of the larger spectre of climate change, the biggest environmental crisis in the United States is the melting of southern Louisiana into the ocean.* A combination of diking the Mississippi Riv

Needs More Tebow

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On January 28, 2012

Evidently, Bijan’s sophisticated empirical analysis in a dying thread merits front-page coverage. Although I certainly hope that in keeping with the tenets of Paul-curiosity reproductive freedom

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