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This is the grave of Cab Calloway. Born in 1907 in Rochester to a fairly well-off family, Calloway grew up in Baltimore. His parents saw their son’s talent early on and paid for voice lessons. They did not like the new jazz scene of the 1920s, but Cab sure did and he began frequenting jazz […]

Music Notes

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On November 11, 2017

I saw the Australian legend Paul Kelly last month in Portland. Nearly unknown in the United States, he’s perhaps best introduced to Americans as a sort of Australian version of Springsteen and u

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Veterans Day

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On November 11, 2017
Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar “tenacious and violent white supremacy,” and their status as veterans made them special targets for white aggression. Though hailed as a hero during the war, […]
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What’s truly important in higher education is for student journalists to be barred from classrooms so that rich people can feel comfortable saying whatever they want without accountability. Or at least that’s how it is at Duke. For Duke University students interested in learning about hedge funds and the economic forces that drive them, Economics […]
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Repeal Prop 13

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On November 9, 2017
Dayen suggests that in the context of the Republican tax plan, it is time for California to repeal Prop 13. The natural response to this turn of events would be to rebalance the revenue mix. California Democrats could offer a bargain: Lower personal income tax rates combined with a property tax rate more in line […]
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