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On January 4, 1977, Augustus Hawkins, a congressman from California, introduced what became the Humphrey-Hawkins Act. This full employment bill initially promised making the government the employer of last resort to ensure basic economic justice for all Americans. The watering down of this bill by the Carter administration demonstrated both the overwhelming fears about inflation […]

Waterbeds

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On March 1, 2017

This has not been the least depressing day in the history of the United States. So to lighten things up a bit, what the hell was with waterbeds in the 1970s? My grandparents had one we used to sleep o

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In the 1970s, James Brown and Porter Wagoner became friends. Wagoner was of course a major player in country music and so he managed to schedule the Godfather of Soul in the nation’s least friendly venue to his kind of music, the Grand Ole Opry. It shouldn’t have been so hostile, as country and soul […]
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Reggie!

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On October 9, 2015
This reprint of a 1977 profile of Reggie Jackson is amazing. It goes up there with the Ken Stabler profile. In fact, there should be more reprints of old sports journalism. Great stuff. Share
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