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On May 20, 2022
Roger Angell has died. He has a very strong claim to be the greatest baseball writer in history. I loved his late life writing in The New Yorker so much. You can’t be too sad when someone lives to be 101, especially when they were still writing until just a couple of years ago. I […]
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Dayen has a good piece on the complex politics of the solar energy industry and how despite how it initially looks, it is essentially beholden to the Chinese. The Solar Energy Industries Association is fighting against a Commerce Department investigation into trade violation on solar panel imports. It is claiming that this is stopping our […]
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For the latest LGM podcast, I spoke with Adam Sowards of the University of Idaho about his new book, Making America’s Public Lands: The Contested History of Conservation on Federal Lands. We had a great conversation about the history of the public lands, the complex legacy of the New Deal, the equally complex issue of […]
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This is the grave of Stewart Holbrook. Born in 1893 in Newport, Vermont Holbrook grew up there and in New Hampshire. In 1923, Holbrook moved to Portland. He was a working class guy and hadn’t really improved his financial situation over the years. He was 30 years and starting over. So he did what working […]
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