Author: Erik Loomis

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Our Worthless Media

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On July 17, 2019
I really, really hate NPR. I think it is almost uniformly terrible, at least the political coverage. If they held their political coverage up to the high standards of their cultural stories, I’d feel differently. But it is completely unlistenable. This actually causes some marital tension, as my wife loves it for reasons I can’t […]

People of Color

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On July 17, 2019

One of the interesting transformations in recent decades is that of Irish-Americans becoming an increasingly hard-core right-wing group. Think of the many Trumpers and associates who are Irish-America

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This is the grave of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery sometime around February 1818 on a plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, Douglass, like most slaves, could only guess at his actual age. His father was a white man who had raped his mother, as was an everyday occurrence under slavery. His mother died when he […]
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Organizers of the Past

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On July 16, 2019
This is a good remembrance of the Nicaraguan solidarity movement of the 1980s and how organizers did what they could to stop Reagan’s illegal actions there. A few weeks later, a group of religious activists met at the Kirkridge Retreat Center in eastern Pennsylvania and created what they called “A Pledge of Resistance.” Those who […]
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There’s no way around it–Nancy Pelosi has done a dreadful job as Speaker this term. There are multiple fronts here. While the jury may remain out on whether to impeach, where are the legitimate massive investigations of the administration? Remember that Republicans spent the second Obama term conducting investigations that were completely spurious and yet […]
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