Author: Erik Loomis

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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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This is the grave of August Belmont. Born in 1816 (many sources say 1813, including Wikipedia fwiw) to a Jewish family in Prussia, Belmont grew up mostly in Frankfurt and became an apprentice in a Rothschild bank while he went to school. He started rising in that firm and was appointed as a confidential clerk, […]

The Taco Chronicles

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On August 14, 2019

I only got back from Mexico two weeks ago, but when I turned on Netflix last week looking for a different show, I saw something called The Taco Chronicles. Obviously I was going to check that out. Thi

New Ways to Pollute

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On August 14, 2019

Capitalism clearly has the solution to our environmental problems! When Melanie Bergmann, an ecologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, collected snow and ice samples for her new study, she

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As many have long known within the horrors of capitalism, there is a lot of money to be made off the poor. We know that it is very expensive to be poor here in the United States, with many services simply be both pricey and inaccessible when you don’t have access to modern conveniences, transportation, […]
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