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The United States may have dumpster fire leadership. But at least the Navajo Nation has figured out COVID-19. Earlier this year, the Navajo Nation Reservation was a major hot spot for coronavirus cases. Now, it’s seen a day without a single positive case. It’s a turning point in its battle against the virus. Navajo Nation […]
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On September 17, 1868, the Working Women’s Association formed as the working class representation within the women’s suffrage and labor movements. This short-lived moment in our labor history demonstrates at least the potential for cross-class solidarity among labor issues at this time, but also the disconnect between 19th century middle class reformers and the working […]
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George Atiyeh

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One of the great environmentalist heroes of recent decades is George Atiyeh. Nephew of the last Republican governor of Oregon Vic Atiyeh, this former logger bucked the industry and made a life crusade to protect the Opal Creek Wilderness. Much of this seems to have burned in the recent fires. The importance of Opal Creek […]
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Trump’s COVID catastrophe

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There is a certain Savvy contrarian narrative emerging that Trump’s COVID performance, while not good, hasn’t really been that bad, and nor has the American response overall [if you carefully cherry pick your comparative cases and arbitrarily exclude many of the greatest successes.] As Wilkinson argues, however, that infected dog don’t hunt: It’s significant that […]
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