Month: September 2013

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The Shutdown

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On September 30, 2013
It’s happening, of course. I turn the floor over to Drum: The Republican Party is bending its entire will, staking its very soul, fighting to its last breath, in service of a crusade to…. Make sure that the working poor don’t have access to affordable health care. The government shutdown and debt limit ransoms are […]

Breaking Bad finale

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You’ll be able to read my review of “Felina” later today or tomorrow at … another place, because I’ve landed yet another gig. In the meantime, I have a question for you n

Lawrence Goodwyn, RIP

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The great U.S. historian Lawrence Goodwyn has passed. The author of the single best book even written on the Populists, Democratic Promise, The Populist Movement in America (as well as the shorter version, The Populist Moment), Goodwyn made the concerns of these impoverished 19th century farmers central to the response and resistance to the rise […]
Many of our benevolent local overlords have regulations that can cause victims of violence to lose their homes and provide incentives for landlords to violate the privacy of their tennants: Lakisha Briggs was a 34-year-old single mom living in the suburbs of Philadelphia in subsidized rental housing. Her boyfriend had attacked her repeatedly in her […]
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