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This is the grave of Horace Greeley. Born in 1811 on a farm outside of Amherst, New Hampshire. Evidently he barely survived, not really being able to breathe for the first twenty minutes of his life. At least on the Wikipedia page for Greeley, it is suggested that this could have been part of why […]

Sunday Massacre

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On August 19, 2019

Conservatives are FREAKING OUT over the New York Times’ 1619 Project. This leaves me slightly conflicted because I don’t really want to defend the Times and its terrible coverage of our ri

Music Notes

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On August 17, 2019

I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile, largely because until the last week, I was too busy to listen to many new albums. Then I listened to so many this week that it’s really too man

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Donald Trump may get the love of West Virginians, but there’s not too much he can do about the fact that coal is increasingly just not worth turning into power. When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in […]

Fonda

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On August 16, 2019

Peter Fonda was more myth than actor, thanks to him living a lifetime of fame based on Easy Rider. That movie doesn’t necessarily age well, especially the acid trip scene in New Orleans, but you

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The historian Ana Lucia Araujo has a good essay on Confederate monuments and how to respond to the idea that taking them down or renaming things named after these racist traitors is “erasing our history.” America said goodbye and good riddance this month to yet another monument glorifying the Confederacy and lying about history on […]
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