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New Mexico is a very special place, in part because of its ecological fragility as somewhere livable, with a long and rich history of human civilization, at the age of a harsh desert. It doesn’t take much to throw this off balance and make the place basically unlivable. That’s exactly what is happening with climate […]

W Nostalgia

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On September 22, 2020

Donald Trump is a horrible human being, a cancer on the republic who threatens its sheer existence. He is absolutely the worst president in American history, jumping the high bar of Andrew Johnson and

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LGM Film Club, Part 76: Native Food

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On September 19, 2020
This 1945 Army training film about how soldiers should not eat “native foods” is both amusing and, well, racist. That Vienna sausages are supposed to be the safe food here is a bit disturbing, though it’s true enough that sanitation issues are real enough and most certainly were in the 1940s in a war zone. […]

The End

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On September 18, 2020

Welp, here we go….. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause

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On Trump’s Suburban Fear Mongering

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On September 18, 2020
Trump trying to revive the campaign of George Wallace has always seemed bizarre to me and no part more so than the fear mongering about suburbs. The suburbs have become significantly more diverse in recent years and it’s simply not 1968 anymore. Not that Trump realizes that. But how are suburban women responding to this […]
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Last night, I watched this 1970 appearance by Orson Welles on the Dick Cavett Show, after Jack Lemmon had already been interviewed and was also on the stage. It’s quite fascinating. Welles oozes his charisma and charm, even if he also oozes some very bad hair die. Cavett moves between asking great questions and really […]

The Wages of Coal

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On September 17, 2020

I can see why Appalachian white workers are so hopped up on their Democrat War on Coal signs and bumper stickers. After all, when has the coal industry not paid off for the everyday worker? It’s

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