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California Liberal Dreamin’

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On February 12, 2021
Klein’s op-ed on the sharp limits of California liberalism is overdrawn, but not illegitimate. It’s not a national crisis for progressive politics. It does however demonstrate what happens when the progressive movement is dominated by rich homeowning liberals. There is an old finding in political science that Americans are “symbolically conservative” but “operationally liberal.” Americans […]
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Our Tech Betters

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On August 12, 2020
So much DISRUPTION! Uber would likely shut down temporarily for several months if a court does not overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle Wednesday on MSNBC. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be […]
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Ah Toy

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On June 25, 2020
Fascinating and excellent essay about Ah Toy, the Chinese brothel madam in Gold Rush San Francisco, and the anti-Asian racism that impacted her long life in California. An excerpt: In time, however, operating in the San Francisco sex trade became more and more fraught for the pioneering Ah Toy. More Chinese immigrants began arriving in […]
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