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Author: Erik Loomis

Verizon Strike

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In labor
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On August 10, 2011
Over 45,000 Verizon workers in nine eastern states, under the leadership of the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have gone out of strike. This is already one of the largest and most visible strikes in years. Verizon workers are...

Victory Day

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In holidays , world war ii
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On August 8, 2011
Today is Victory Day, a Rhode Island state holiday. The only state to celebrate the day, it commemorates the victory over Japan in World War II. It is a state holiday only, meaning that the university is closed, but the post office is still open....

Jobs Programs for Veterans

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In General
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On August 7, 2011
Obama has called for a (pretty low-level) jobs program that would essentially provide preferential hiring for veterans through tax breaks for businesses. Normally I am opposed to the fetishization of the military. No, just because you are in the military does not make you a...

Robert Ryan

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On August 6, 2011

A great piece on the wonderful Robert Ryan, one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood history. I was actually thinking of writing a series of posts on Ryan myself,.

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