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The West Virginia Strike

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On March 2, 2018
I suppose I should have a hot take about the West Virginia teachers strike. I do and I don’t. My take really isn’t that this fulfills whatever preconceived talking points I have about labor and solidarity, which is probably why I’m kind of bad at punditry and why I find book writing more successful than […]
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This is a reburial site for the some of the unknown workers killed building the tunnel at Hawk’s Nest in West Virginia. I’ve written about Hawk’s Nest in the Labor History series, so I won’t repeat every detail. The short version is that when building a diversion tunnel for a dam in 1930, white supervisors […]
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The answer to that question is of course multifaceted. But one part of the answer is, not surprisingly, the drug companies who profit handsomely by flooding the nation with opioids. Drug wholesalers sent 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills into West Virginia over six years, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Meanwhile, 1,728 […]
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