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Stephen Greenhouse has an excellent (and very fair) write-up of the behind the scenes battle to replace Richard Trumka as the head of the AFL-CIO. Trumka is not going to run for another term. In fact, if he thought his preferred replacement would win, he might have resigned already. But that’s not happening, at least […]

Projecting Much?

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On July 9, 2019

From the high slopes of Mt. Take comes this special number. If Epstein had done what he did with teenage boys and dressed them in drag, undoubtedly a number of people out to get him would instead be d

Perot

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On July 9, 2019

I suppose I should have something useful to say about Ross Perot’s death, but I really don’t. I always push back on the myth that Perot cost George Bush his reelection in 1992, when in rea

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You think Trump and friends care about Acosta work getting Jeffrey Epstein off? Of course, not, that’s a plus. But Acosta is still in danger of losing his job. That’s because he’s actually probably the least terrible person in the Trump Cabinet in terms of policy, merely a regular Republican instead of Leonard Leo’s orgasmic […]
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Explains a Lot

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On July 8, 2019
Lots of Americans have slaveholding ancestors. The question for the present is what do you do to make up for that fact. In the case of Mitch McConnell, you double down on your family past. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to the descendants of American slaves, has […]
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This is the grave of Howard Zinn. Born in 1922 in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrant parents, Zinn grew up as part of the immigrant working classes. His father was a ditch digger and window washer for awhile and then opened a candy store which barely provided enough money for the family to eat. Zinn’s parents […]
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