Author: Erik Loomis

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On September 15, 1845, women working in the Pittsburgh textile mills met in Market Square to discuss the necessity of fighting to cut their days from 12 to 10 hours without a reduction in pay. This led to a strike and a violent confrontation three weeks later that demonstrated both the militancy early workers could […]

Evil, Meet Evil

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On September 14, 2017

I confess I haven’t had the chance to watch very much of this yet, but I figure LGM readers could do worse late on Thursday than commenting on the time in 1968 that George Wallace appeared on Wi

The Ice Pick

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On September 14, 2017

Ooooooohhhhh A few minutes later, the tip of the axe was buried more than two inches into Trotsky’s skull, becoming arguably the world’s most infamous murder weapon. The axe was fleetingly display

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Music Notes

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On September 14, 2017
I want to bring up a comment about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the last music thread, all the way back in late July. The RnR Hall of Fame is a legitimately bad museum – it’s not kid friendly (which is not fatal, but come on now) and does not have anything […]
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9/11

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On September 12, 2017
Above: One of the most evil human beings to ever pollute the Earth. Also, Augusto Pinochet. Let us remember the greatest act of terror the United States was ever involved with on September 11. That’s the U.S. supported coup in Chile, an event far more defining to that nation than September 11, 2001 is to […]

Ag-Gag

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On September 11, 2017

I’ve expressed deep worry about so-called “ag-gag” bills for the past several years, even devoting a section of Out of Sight to the issue. Basically, these are bills that criminalize

Never Forget

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On September 11, 2017

As we note the 16th anniversary of 9/11, remember that the man who is currently president of the United States used the occasion to brag that his building was now the tallest in New York. Amazingly or

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