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Midterms!

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On March 9, 2019
Here are the midterms I gave to my students this week. Let’s see how you do: U.S. Civil War (we are in late 1863) Answer 1 of the following 2 questions from Part A and Part B: Part A: 1) In late 1862, the Union military effort to defeat the Confederacy had stalled out. By […]
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Donald Trump continues to pay off for the American working class, this time gutting Obama’s overtime expansion plan. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it plans to change labor regulations so that more salaried workers are eligible for overtime pay when they work long hours. But its proposal would benefit far fewer middle-class workers than […]

Justice Aversion

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On March 8, 2019

America truly is a race-blind meritocracy. FYI in 2018, #JudgeEllis sentenced Frederick Turner, 37, to a mandatory minimum of 40 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine: "I chafe a bit at tha

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This is the grave of Frank Lumpkin. Born in 1916 to sharecroppers near Washington, Georgia, Lumpkin grew up in Florida, near Orlando. As a boy, he worked very hard. He was hauling sacks of paving stones for his uncle by the time he was 6 years old. In Orlando, his parents worked in the orange […]
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Dayen has some interesting conclusions about the meaning of the left’s victory in rejecting the House leadership’s desire to rebuke Ilhan Omar: It is no more a trope that wealthy interests want to protect the pre-eminence of Israel in Middle East policy than it is to say that large corporations have an interest in protecting […]
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