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The Far Right War on Education

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On November 24, 2022
Not that I want you to start your Turkey Day with a long depressing article, though really, what could be more depressing than turkey. But this first hand story about what happened when right-wing extremists took over a large South Carolina school district is really, really depressing. Two rallying cries of conservative activists in this […]

Bedbug on AMLO

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On November 23, 2022

AMLO is terrible, but that’s beside the point. Bret Stephens spent some time growing up extremely wealthy in Mexico City and he learned nothing about the place except that he has some rich frien

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On November 23, 1891, a miner in Alaska named Patrick Whalen was injured in a mining accident. After a lower court awarded him financial compensation, the Supreme Court stepped in to make sure that injured workers would get nothing. This moment both demonstrates the indifference of mine owners to the safety of their workers and […]

The Klamath Dams

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On November 22, 2022

While I grant that the politics of dams and fish are not the topic of greatest interest at a site focused on national politics, I want to highlight this really important news about the dams on the hig

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McCarthyism

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On November 22, 2022
Hardly shocking but indeed disgusting that Kevin McCarthy, who has the politics of Joe McCarthy but is somehow even dumber, is going to go full racism as Speaker. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) fired back at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday after he renewed a threat to remove her from the House Foreign […]
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This is the grave of Glenn Davis. Born in 1924 in Claremont, California, Davis was a great high school football player out there, leading his team to a state title in 1942. This was in the middle of World War II, so one would think Davis would head to the military immediately. You’d be right….sort […]
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