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Stop and Shop Victory

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On April 23, 2019
The Stop and Shop strike is over and at least tentatively it looks like the workers won most of what they wanted. The devil is always in the details and I’m having trouble finding much about the chain’s desire to create two-tier contracts. But they did win on wages, health care, and pensions, which is […]

Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019

I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do ab

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I can’t even

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On April 22, 2019
Former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart has a theory: For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics — it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American politics in more than a generation. Mr. Trump is three years into destroying what we know as the Republican Party. Another two years […]

Heckuva Job, Spokane Valley

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On April 22, 2019

Jason Wilson of the Guardian has obtained some chat records that include Matt Shea, a State Representative from Washington’s 4th district, and, yikes: A Washington state Republican politician

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Mutiny!

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On April 22, 2019
I have a short piece up at the National Interest on battleship mutinies: Battleships were a huge investment of national treasure and national pride. Indeed, in some cases they arguably represented an over-investment. This can become awkward when those ships are lost, either by enemy action or by accident. But it becomes exceptionally awkward when […]

New Book Monday

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On April 22, 2019

My new book is officially out today. Occupied Territory is a project that dates back to my early years in graduate school, which makes this a book roughly a decade in the making. The book takes a hard

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