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Phil Deloria, the acclaimed historian who is the son of the famous Vine Deloria, reminds us in this book review that there are far greater problems with Thanksgiving than just the culinary crimes of tasteless turkey breast and yams with marshmallows on top. It’s that the holiday is a national celebration of genocide. A couple […]

Mother’s Day

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On May 14, 2017

As another Mother’s Day winds down, here’s a reminder that the real way we treat our mothers is allowing poor mothers to die in childbirth, forcing them to live in poverty, don’t pro

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A Union July 4

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On July 2, 2016
If you want to buy union products for your July 4 cookout, here’s the list from the United Food and Commercial Workers. And if you have to buy ketchup, at least make it union ketchup. And since there was a discussion of these things in Scott’s last post, if anyone actually has disposable income and […]

On Peeps

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On March 25, 2016

It’s always good to have a union-based holiday. So here’s a list of union-made candy, usefully provided by UFCW. Support your brothers and sisters by shopping union-made this Easter! pic.t

St. Patrick’s Day

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On March 17, 2016
Lucille Ball is ready for #StPatricksDay! pic.twitter.com/73cKuYXEz9 — UCLA Film&TV Archive (@UCLAFTVArchive) March 17, 2016 Welcome to Amateur Night in the bars and on the roads, where idiots will prevail. Stay off the roads. Also, Irish something something. Share
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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On November 27, 2014
Let’s learn a bit the lovely people we are remembering today: On May 26, 1637, a Puritan force fortified by Native allies massacred a Pequot fort in Connecticut, killing as many as 500 men, women and children and burning the village to the ground. … McBride called the Pequot a “complex society” and the Pequot […]
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