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Bastille Day

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On July 14, 2019
The French Revolution gets a bad name, especially by those who hate the Enlightenment and the idea that the wealthy could ever be held accountable. I agree that it screwed up by not expanding to relieve us of the ancestors of modern right wing columnists https://t.co/TM6phfP3BN— Erik Loomis (@ErikLoomis) July 14, 2019 I happen to […]

Music Notes

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On July 14, 2019

Janet Weiss leaving Sleater-Kinney is extremely depressing news, especially as while I have seen her play before, I have never actually seen S-K and will fix that problem on the fall tour. So I guess

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Dara Lind with a very disturbing story about CBP, our fascist agency putting people in concentration camps: An unofficial commemorative coin has been circulating among Border Patrol agents at the U.S./Mexico border, mocking the task of caring for migrant children and other duties that have fallen to agents as families cross into the U.S. On […]
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Hector Figueroa, RIP

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On July 13, 2019
Very few readers of LGM know who Hector Figueroa was. He was the head of SEIU 32BJ in New York, one of the most powerful locals of one of the most powerful unions in the country. It was under Figueroa’s leadership that 32BJ became an even more powerful advocate for working people, including the fast […]
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In Mike Pence’s vision of a Christian theocracy, men can’t meet with women who aren’t their wives. So why not spread it from the top across the Republican Party, starting in Mississippi? In recent weeks, in an attempt to better inform readers about candidates in the upcoming Republican gubernatorial primary, Mississippi Today has asked to […]

More Perot

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On July 10, 2019

I regret not preparing one of my extended obituaries for Ross Perot (I have 14 ready to go and 3 more in progress), but to be honest, I kind of forgot about his existence. But in day after someone lik

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