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The New Racism

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On June 20, 2011
I’m working on a chapter for an edited volume on the Tea Party. My essay seeks to place the Tea Party within the context of American conservatism over the past 60 years, with nods to pre-World War II issues such as New Deal policy and white racial formation in the 19th century. It’s essentially a […]
I’ve long been fascinated with how the American government exerts power on the ground. We focus on the big events for obvious reasons, but I think you can make a legitimate argument that the full force of American authority comes through behind the scenes. An anecdotal example: A couple of years I ago I had […]

Quasi-Unions

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On June 15, 2011

I found this Times piece on the United Food and Commercial Workers’ attempt to build a sort of quasi-union at Wal-Mart fascinating. And I wholeheartedly approve. It’s almost impossible to

Yglesias takes exception to my support of the Huffington Post boycott. He is misguided on several points: 1. Yglesias seems to think that I am trying to take away his internet where people can write whatever they want for free: Those of us who write or a living on the internet might well benefit from […]

LeBron

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On June 13, 2011

In the history of American athletes, has there been a player who started out so easy to root for and so easy to like who worked so hard to make people hate him. I mean, who would possibly ever like Ko

Like New Jersey, Connecticut has suffered some from being surrounded by more prominent neighbors (in this case, New York and Massachusetts). Nonetheless, if we expand the notion of traditional politician just slightly, Connecticut has a pretty interesting group. Putting together this list also brought up an important issue for the first time–deciding where certain people […]
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