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Diversity on the Border

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On September 19, 2018
The historian Mary Mendoza has a good piece on how there is often more attention to the diversity of plants and wildlife on the border than diversity of people and suggests how we might think about this. These animals and plants are important and valuable to people living near the border as well as the […]
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When Predictable Disasters Happen

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On September 16, 2018
As I discussed when Hurricane Florence was about to strike, natural disasters are really natural forces exposing the inequalities and poor planning of human society. Thus, the example of coal ash ponds collapsing has come to pass. Florence’s catastrophic rains have caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill to collapse at a […]
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Agricultural Revolutions

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On August 14, 2018
While food issues as political activism get nowhere the attention among liberals that it did a decade ago (remember the Michael Pollan for Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture boomlet in late 2008?), our food supply is deeply unsustainable. I am skeptical of most agricultral innovations in this sense because while they have consistently done a great […]
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This is the grave of Tom McCall. Born in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1913 to a wealthy family who also had a big ranch in central Oregon, McCall fell in love with the West and graduated from Redmond High School and then the University of Oregon. He became a journalist and got a job working for […]
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