Author: Erik Loomis

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I don’t know if I will read this new book on Montezuma and Hernan Cortés–probably not actually–but like any good New York Review of Books piece, the essay itself gives plenty of room for thought. Much of this discussion of the Spanish conquest of Mexico is fascinating and worth thinking about, but I just wanted […]
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Saving Our Public Schools

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On May 10, 2018
So I put together a little article connecting the teachers’ strikes and the recent resurgence of anti-charter school activism. I submitted it to a couple of places but didn’t get it accepted. Then I sent it to another place and never heard back. Turned out the editor had departed. This sort of thing happens. Then […]

LGM Tourism

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On May 7, 2018

Being an LGM writer means that, as we are aware of all internet traditions, certain places become shrines of a sort. Those of you who only started reading LGM in the last 4 or 5 years may not remember

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Fort Monroe

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On May 6, 2018
I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been spending your generous donations seeing graves of many of the most despicable humans in American history. And a few good ones too. But really, mostly despicable people. But that isn’t quite all I’ve been doing on this trip. This morning, I visited Fort Monroe, outside […]

Ichiro!

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On May 3, 2018

It looks like the game is finally up for Ichiro, my favorite player of all time. There was no good reason for Seattle to sign him this year. He obviously had nothing left in the tank. After an OK 2016

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