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Alcoholic Originalism

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On November 26, 2012
You may have seen this study that came out a week or so ago showing that American adults consume almost as many “empty calories” through alcohol as through soda. In a world of “facts,” this study might be “correct.” Yet, this is outrageous on two levels. First, calories that get me drunk are not empty […]

Southern Demographics

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On November 26, 2012

I found this Douglas Blackmon piece at the Post interesting for a couple of reasons. Exploring changing demographics in the South, he notes that Republicans have far from safe majorities along the ent

Just Pay Them

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On November 24, 2012

When employers complain about a lack of skilled workers, what they tend to really mean is “a lack of skilled workers willing to work for subsistence wages.” …related. Share

Black Friday Wal-Mart Strikes

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On November 23, 2012
I’m going to assume anyone who actually shops today is someone I don’t want to know. But in any case, you should be following the Black Friday Wal-Mart strikes, the largest organized labor action in the history of the company. Josh Eidelson’s blog at The Nation is the best place for all the latest information. […]
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