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One of the worst laws of the late 19th century was the 1887 Dawes Act. Allowing the government to gut the Indian reservations by providing small allotments to individual Native Americans and selling the rest of the land to the highest bidder was part of the long-term project to destroy Native American life and culture, […]

Whoops!

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On June 27, 2011

John Wayne, John Wayne Gacy, what’s really the difference? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John

Embarrassing. However, at least Douthat is honest here. Anti-abortion crusaders are rarely about the children and often about the encasing of women into idealized and repressive gender roles. Everyone loves winter cycling jacket butter soft flexible feel of a well worn full length leather coat and fashion loving girls always preferred fashion leather jackets have […]

Revive ERA

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On June 23, 2011

I love that Carolyn Maloney and Robert Menendez are reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Wal-Mart case. I have no idea if ERA could get rat

Labor Media Erik

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On June 22, 2011

I’m going to be on the Rick Smith Show tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to talk about the issues brought up in today’s post about radical labor. Feel the charisma come across the intertubes!

The Role of Radical Labor

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On June 22, 2011
Matt Yglesias disagrees with my call for increased radicalization among labor in kind of a weird way. He argues that the modern economy has treated working-class people well, using increased rates of consumption as a measurement, and notes: “Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your cell phone and your car […]

Labor Notes

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On June 21, 2011

No, not the superb labor newspaper, just a few links with commentary. 1. Dave Johnson has an interesting post up (with many links) on the NLRB decision to speed up labor elections, noting the power of

The New Racism

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On June 20, 2011

I’m working on a chapter for an edited volume on the Tea Party. My essay seeks to place the Tea Party within the context of American conservatism over the past 60 years, with nods to pre-World W

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