Author: Erik Loomis

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This is the grave of Herbert Hoover. As the semester ends, I am overloaded with grading, so I don’t have time to provide a full biography of Hoover. It’s easy enough to look up. But a few general points to spur conversation: 1) Two things I will always cherish about Hoover’s early years. First, he’s […]
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This is the grave of Jesse Bright. Born in Norwich, New York in 1812, Bright’s family moved to Indiana in 1820. Bright was, well, bright, and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He became a leading young Democrat and rose pretty rapidly in Indiana politics, winning election to the Indiana senate in 1840 and […]

The Wages of Coal

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On December 9, 2018

West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre

Music Notes

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On December 8, 2018

Been way, way too long since I did one of these posts. It’s a long one! When I was in Nashville last weekend, I did something I always wanted to do: go to the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditor

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This is the grave of Taza. A leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Taza was born around 1843, the son of the legendary Cochise. He grew up in a period where the life for his people was in complete collapse. The various Apache groups had more than willingly adopted horses when they became available in the […]
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Earthrise

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On December 6, 2018
Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush went far to undermine this effort, turning environmentalism into a partisan issue and creating the terrible world in which we now live. But […]
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