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This is the grave of Martha Smith. I don’t know anything about Smith. She’s not a particularly globally important figure. But I thought this was a worthy way to have a brief discussion of the people building black communities in a very grim era of American history. After the Civil War, the free black community […]
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Obama-Trump Voters

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On December 17, 2018
How to deal with the Obama-Trump voters is a tricky proposition for 2020. These are mostly white racists who also believe that they are getting screwed economically. While Trump remains obscenely and disturbingly popular among Republicans, not everyone who voted for him is a Republican. Some are these people. David Leonhardt has a good piece […]
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Our Women in Washington

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On December 16, 2018
This may have happened over a week ago, but I have to say how awesome it is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is exposing to the public just how that gross corporate-friendly Washington sausage is made: Our “bipartisan” Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that […]
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On December 15, 1921, the Kansas National Guard arrived to break up women’s marches in support of a strike of coal miners in southeastern Kansas. That intervention, done with the open support of United Mine Workers of America president John L. Lewis who hated the independent and socialist UMWA local in that state, demonstrated the […]
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