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Interesting: Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who last season started a wave of sideline protests by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has filed a grievance against the N.F.L., accusing all 32 teams of colluding to keep him out of the league. The move threatens to escalate a billowing dispute […]
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The Rule of Capture, Returned

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On October 15, 2017
Michelle Wilde Anderson has an outstanding essay that discusses how Trump and Republicans are returning to the “rule of capture” to fleece poor rural communities out of the natural resources. Trump wants a government that only works for the likes of Daniel Plainview—not for Plainview’s employees, neighbors, or smaller competitors, and certainly not for the […]
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A Republican In Full

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On October 15, 2017
Good reminder from Pierce that Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act has the near-total support of the Republican conference: The important thing to remember here, if you’re commenting on the obvious fact that this action borders somewhat on the sociopathic, is that it has the unanimous support of the Republican Party, inside the Congress […]

Music Notes

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On October 14, 2017

Obviously the major event in music since I last wrote one of these posts was the death of Tom Petty. There is much to say, but I will simply link to this Patterson Hood remembrance, which is really ou

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