Author: Erik Loomis

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This Joshua Rivera piece of criticism about the evolution of the Muppets is really quite good. Recent iterations of this (Jason Segel’s excellent film excluded) have been a case study in how to turn a beloved piece of our cultural history into the cynical franchise-building exercises of the present. Here’s an excerpt: Another part of […]

Labor Law Reform

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On April 15, 2021

I have an op-ed in today’s New York Times (wow, anyone can get published in major newspapers these days!) about how one of the lessons of the Amazon defeat is the desperate need for labor law re

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This is the grave of Fitz-Greene Halleck. Born in 1790 in Guilford, Connecticut, Halleck grew up in middling circumstances, the son of a store owner. When he was 2, he lost much of hearing when he somehow was next to soldiers who fired off the weapons. He lost all the hearing in his left ear […]
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Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism

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On April 14, 2021
We already knew this, but it’s good to have some data on the explosion of right-wing terrorism in the United States. Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States, driven chiefly by white-supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists on the far right, according to a Washington Post analysis of data compiled by […]

The Pause

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On April 13, 2021

A point we should keep in mind here about a literal one in a million event stopping one of the vaccines for awhile. (I’m including spin-offs) — Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) April 13, 2021

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