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Barcelona

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On June 28, 2011
Off to Barcelona for a week. Blogging could be reasonably light, though I have some prepared posts to drop on you (including several Most Prominent Politicians posts). If anyone has recommendations on excellent things to do in Barcelona, particularly places to eat, hear music, drink, markets to buy fresh food (we have an apartment and […]

Whoops!

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On June 27, 2011
John Wayne, John Wayne Gacy, what’s really the difference? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John Wayne’s America.” And in the Iowa town of Waterloo today, where she announced her presidential candidacy, Bachmann told Fox News, “John Wayne […]

Revive ERA

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In women's rights
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On June 23, 2011
I love that Carolyn Maloney and Robert Menendez are reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Wal-Mart case. I have no idea if ERA could get ratified as a constitutional amendment today, but isn’t it worth a shot? Who today thinks women are not capable of everything men […]

Labor Media Erik

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On June 22, 2011

I’m going to be on the Rick Smith Show tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern to talk about the issues brought up in today’s post about radical labor. Feel the charisma come across the intertubes!

Labor Notes

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In labor
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On June 21, 2011
No, not the superb labor newspaper, just a few links with commentary. 1. Dave Johnson has an interesting post up (with many links) on the NLRB decision to speed up labor elections, noting the power of recess appointments. The deciding votes in this election were Obama’s 2 recess appointments. Craig Becker and Mark Pearce have […]
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