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This is the grave of Roy Acuff. Born in 1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee to a fairly prominent family for that poor region of the South, Roy Acuff grew up surrounded by music. While his family were doctors and preachers and state legislators, they were also fiddlers and piano players. In 1919, his family moved to […]

Music Notes

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On February 16, 2019

If it’s Saturday night, it’s time to talk tunes. Now that The Paranoid Style’s Elizabeth Nelson is writing for LGM, it is even more ridiculous that I provide my pointless scribbling

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This is the grave of Julian Bond. Born in 1940 in Nashville to Horace Mann Bond and Julia Bond, Julian grew up in a household where education mattered more than anything. His father was a college president after all. He graduated in 1957 from a Quaker prep school in Pennsylvania and went to Morehouse College. […]
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This is the grave of Reinhold Niebuhr. Born in 1892 in Wright City, Iowa to a German immigrant family, Niebuhr grew up in a religious world. His father was a minister and he himself would become one of the most important religious thinkers in American history. He graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois in 1910, […]
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Another Word on Amazon

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In General
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On February 14, 2019
Allow me to build upon Scott’s post below to think briefly about what Amazon pulling out of New York means for modern progressive politics. To say the least, the obsequiousness of city officials around the nation is courting Amazon made a lot of people sick. I understand the desperation to bring jobs into cities, but […]

Just Cause Firing

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On February 13, 2019

One of the biggest problems workers face is that employers can fire them for any reason. This should not exist. Of course, this is at the center of why every worker should have a union. Capricious emp

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