Author: Erik Loomis

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This is the grave of Walter Tevis. Born in 1928 in San Francisco, Tevis grew up middle class but also sickly. He had a heart condition as a child and he basically lived in a Stanford recovery center for quite awhile while his parents moved back to original their home in Kentucky, basically just leaving […]

Music Notes

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On September 17, 2022

I was supposed to see Amanda Shires in Providence Friday night, but a band member tested positive for Covid, so the show was cancelled. Life in the late pandemic I guess. Hopefully, she reschedules. B

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The Rail Deal Now

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On September 16, 2022
While we’ve been rightfully lauding the Biden administration for its role in forcing the rail companies to give more concessions on its ridiculous anti-sick leave positions and forestalling the planned rail strike, it’s not actually clear whether the workers themselves will vote to ratify the agreement. I do think that they will because the pressure […]

Biden and Unions

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On September 16, 2022

I had an interview with The Atlantic yesterday about the role of Biden in the railroad labor issue and how he is one of the best presidents ever for unions. Nyce: Do you think he could be the most pr

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I recently finished Janette-Susan Bailey’s Dust Bowl: Depression America to World War Two Australia, which is a very interesting look at how intellectual and cultural responses to the Dust Bowl transferred to Australia a few years later as it dealt with many of the same challenges as the U.S. A lot of it is in […]
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Greenland

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On September 15, 2022
There was so much evil and so much stupid in the Trump administration that I had almost forgotten about the Greenland purchasing nonsense. On the stupid side of the ledger of the worst president in American history, this is at the very top. And now we have a good reminder of it. One of the […]

The Rail Deal

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On September 15, 2022

The Biden administration has again shown its pro-union agenda by pressuring the railroad companies to improve upon their offer to their workers and avert could have been an economic disastrous strike.

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