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Ken Burns is a very skilled filmmaker, but he is a terrible adjudicator of history. Despite his constant claims that he doesn’t take a position, of course he does and it is inevitably one of a cultural conservatism combined with some level of nostalgia for the past. The Jazz and Baseball documentaries were full of […]
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Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019
I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do absolutely nothing about it. A huge reason? Most Americans, especially older Americans, simply don’t see it as an important issue. […]
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Inside this family tomb lies Edward G. Robinson. Born Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest, Romania in 1893, his family decided to move to the U.S. in 1904 to escape anti-Semitism. His family joined the hordes crowding into the Lower East Side. For many people this extremely crowded world was traumatic, but the young Goldenberg loved it. […]
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Today in the Swamp

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On April 20, 2019
Maybe serving on corporate boards of the mining companies he dedicated himself to serving will also provide him time to learn how to use a fishing pole so he can cosplay as a Real Man of the West more effectively. Zinke joins the board of Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp. “I am confident that my prior […]

Warren and Race

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On April 20, 2019

The only way to explain the fact that in the most diverse primary in Democratic Party history, the top 4 candidates are all white men, including 2 who have done absolutely nothing of note, is misogyny

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