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Oh you know how he gets when he’s been drinking tweeting: President Donald Trump went on a tear on Twitter on Tuesday morning, demanding an apology from The New York Times, complaining he doesn’t get enough credit for the economy, claiming Twitter discriminates against him and ripping into the “Radical Left Democrats.” It was a […]
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Toward a Theory of Dumb Guys

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On April 23, 2019
David Roth’s summary of Jon Gruden is outstanding: One of the most common misunderstandings about Dumb Guys is that they are not capable of doing things. This is false. They can and in fact absolutely love to do complicated-sounding things like scheme and intrigue. They may not do those things well, and will generally do […]

Whoops!

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On April 23, 2019

In a bit of a companion piece to yesterday’s article about battleship mutinies, today I offer a short look at some of the most dreadful accidents in the history of the battleship form… Bat

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After their midterm losses, the Republican Party decided to reorient itself in ways that makes the party more appealing to a majority of the elector...haha, just kidding: After high turnout in last year’s midterm elections propelled Democrats to a new House majority and big gains in the states, several Republican-controlled state legislatures are attempting to […]

Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019

I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do ab

I can’t even

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On April 22, 2019

Former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart has a theory: For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics — it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American poli

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Women in the Labor Movement

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On April 22, 2019
Kim Kelly has a great piece highlighting how women are taking over the labor movement: This renewed energy is coming disproportionately from women. In fact, women — and particularly women of color — remain on the front lines of worker-organizing in a variety of industries, including those our patriarchal society has long coded as “women’s […]
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