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Vox’s Mr. Block

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On November 19, 2017

Mr. Block was a cartoon run in Industrial Workers of the World newspapers to depict a worker who was just too dumb and too suckered by the employer propaganda to join the union. Last week, Vox employe

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Truman and the Left

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On November 18, 2017
Not that Matt Stoller’s clownshow of a hot take in ranking American presidents deserves 2 posts, but I have to laugh at the love of Harry Truman. It should be said that Stoller’s knowledge of American history wouldn’t fill a thimble so this ridiculousness is not surprising. He’s made laughably ill-informed statements about the past […]

Fleece the 99%!

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On November 17, 2017

It is impressive how the Republicans aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. To finance a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, the revised bill permanently repeals the Affordable Care Act’s

That Pro-Coal Trump!

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On November 17, 2017

Meet your newly confirmed Mine Safety and Health Administration head David Zatezalo: The coal mining company run by President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top mining regulator has alr

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This is the grave of Pushmataha. Probably born in 1764 in modern-day Mississippi, Pushmataha became a warrior at an early age among the Choctaw and fought in their many wars against their Creek enemies. This was a time of extremely rapid change for the southern tribes, as the deer trade with Europeans that had become […]

Elephants

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On November 16, 2017

Nice to see Trump create policy based on his boys’ love of killing large animals. The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zamb

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The Morality of Politicians

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On November 16, 2017
I have no particular desire to comment on this story, but since something is required, I will only say that obviously any discussion of Franken as a presidential candidate is dead. Of course, I would argue that Joe Biden’s behavior with Anita Hill is disqualifying in a presidential primary too. As to whether he should […]

The End of an Era

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On November 15, 2017

I will try to have more on this later, but it’s worth noting quickly the seeming end of Robert Mugabe’s reign in Zimbabwe. Obviously Mugabe was a complete disaster, as were all too many po

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