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Mr. Mom

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On March 8, 2017

Last night I went to a showing of Mr. Mom, the 1983 film about a middle-class man who loses his job and is forced to stay at home while his housewife restarts her job in an advertising agency and beco

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Bizarre Conservative Obsessions

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On January 14, 2016
Above: Not a leftist goal OK, most conservative obsessions are bizarre. But some of their attacks on the left just make no sense at all. The first one that comes to mind is Saul Alinsky, who has been an utterly irrelevant figure on the left for 25 years but who still freaks conservatives out like […]

Dying Steel Towns

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On November 7, 2015

The steel industry in the United States declined for reasons a bit more complicated than a lot of other industries. It wasn’t so much that steel manufacturers moved overseas so much as the U.S.

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On September 19, 1977, the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company shut down its operations, laying off approximately 4100 workers. This event, which became known as Black Monday, was emblematic of the deindustrialization decimating the Youngstown economy and dooming it and cities like it to long-term decline and entrenched poverty it has not recovered from today. […]
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