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Ohio Republicans Cave

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On August 18, 2011
It’s been interesting watching how Wisconsin and Ohio have dealt with their individual union-busting Tea Party legislatures and governors. Wisconsin got all the press. In fact, I was pretty disappointed with the protests in Ohio–thousands came out, but they seemed to make little difference. They didn’t receive the media attention of those in Madison. The […]

Anger

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On August 16, 2011
I am very angry with myself. About a year ago, I was in a Seattle bar with djw. We were talking about the 2012 Republican presidential season. I noted that I thought Rick Perry was going run. I was just finishing my 3 years living in Texas and about to embark on my sojourn in […]

Brown Sugar

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On August 15, 2011

Another entry tonight from Elizabeth Fries Ellet’s New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy, and Practical Housekeeper, from 1871. This bit is on adulterated sugar. “The sugar, if it be brown,

The Postal Service

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On August 15, 2011
The Postal Service laying off 120,000 workers is just about the worst thing that could happen to the economy. Mark Andersen suggests a simple solution to fix the USPS problems: The fix for our postal service is simple and it does not have to mean mass lay-offs, broken contracts, busted unions or anything else that […]

Tainted Meat

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On August 14, 2011

Here’s another recipe of sorts for you, from Elizabeth Fries Ellet’s 1871 book New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy, and Practical Housekeeper. Really more of a practical tip on how to make

Why Verizon Matters

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On August 14, 2011

Mark Engler has an excellent discussion of why the Verizon strike is so important, or as he puts it, the next Wisconsin: The parallel to Wisconsin is apt for several reasons. First, like the Republica

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