Author: Erik Loomis

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Warren and Race

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On April 20, 2019
The only way to explain the fact that in the most diverse primary in Democratic Party history, the top 4 candidates are all white men, including 2 who have done absolutely nothing of note, is misogyny and racism among Democratic voters. This may not be overt; but if “electability” means “white dude,” that is in […]
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On April 19, 1911, furniture makers in Grand Rapids, Michigan went on strike to protest the terrible wages and working conditions that defined their lives. This strike would also show the toxicity of certain Protestant sects toward the American worker struggle and the interaction between different ethnic groups could shape a given strike. By the […]

Endorsements

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On April 18, 2019

So….as you may know, Noam Chomsky blurbed my strikes book. That was pretty amazing, but of course people blurb books all the time and Chomsky is well known for being willing to give his valuable

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Advances in American Statues

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On April 18, 2019
One of the most pernicious parts of Civil War memory is how Confederate leaders became part of American iconography, literally in the case of the many statues placed around the South. In the U.S. Capitol, the Statuary Hall grants each state 2 statues to represent figures from its state. Even in Arkansas, the limits of […]

Events and Talks

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On April 17, 2019

I have two public talks next week and figured those of you in the lucky areas may be interested. On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, I will at the Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council in New Bedford t

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The Bipartisan Dream

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On April 17, 2019
The Republican Party is clearly full of people Democrats can work with and thus we need a candidate like Mayor Pete who will bring us all together…. Shot: Buttigieg has touted his ability to work across the aisle in Indiana. He had a cordial working relationship with former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels rooted in the […]
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