Month: November 2012

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Coral

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On November 28, 2012
Do you like to dive? Do you like cool colorful tropical fish? Do you like coral reefs? If you do, take advantage now because they are going away very, very fast. In another 50 years, coral reefs will be a myth our grandchildren won’t believe, like unicorns and moderate Republicans. Share

The Rising Tide of Liberalism

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On November 28, 2012
Chait is really optimistic about the future of liberalism given the political leanings of young people: What all this suggests is that we may soon see a political landscape that will appear from the perspective of today and virtually all of American history as unrecognizably liberal. Democrats today must amass huge majorities of moderate voters […]
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Not too soon, the campaign season will commence again, with a focus on the Congressional elections of 2014.  In the smattering of stories that I’ve read in the past two weeks about this upcoming festival of joy, a term that I was only vaguely aware of keeps popping up, the six year itch.  However loosely […]

Organizing for Change

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On November 27, 2012
I really want to recommend Sarah Jaffe’s long-form interview with Jane McAlevey about her new book that I referred to here. McAlevey makes some really important points about a number of issues concerning labor–the restrictiveness of Taft-Hartley, how the Democratic Party dictates the agenda to labor, problems within the labor movement when it comes to […]
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