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Texans in Colorado

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On January 3, 2021

Rich right-wing Texans have taken over Colorado ski towns. This is pretty well known and bemoaned throughout the West. And while you can certainly argue that Crested Butte’s attempts to kick out

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Just Vaccinate Whoever Wants It

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On January 2, 2021
Dayen put into words something I’ve been thinking for the last week or so. The negative outcome of “jumping the line” is one less person among 330 million who can take up a hospital bed. The benefit of getting the damn shots out far outstrips any other consequence — David Dayen (@ddayen) January 1, 2021 […]

Death on the Farms

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On December 29, 2020

I’ve long written about working and living conditions in American agriculture. Like with everything else, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the inequality being farmworkers and consumers. The terrib

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The Horrors of Tyson

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On December 21, 2020
ProPublica is a gem. Their reporters continually produce perhaps the best investigative journalism in America. Today’s drop is a maddening deep dive in Tyson’s utter indifference to the workers dropping dead like flies from COVID-19 in its Waterloo, Iowa plant. It’s the must read of the day. In an apartment on the west side of […]
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Kim Ki-Duk, RIP

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On December 12, 2020
The great Korean film maker has died of COVID-19, at the age of only 59. At this point, any discussion of Kim has to note that he was heavily implicated in the #MeToo movement in South Korea and it sounds like he was a pretty bad dude. So there is that. There is also the […]

Charley Pride, RIP

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On December 12, 2020

COVID has taken another of our great country musicians, the pathbreaking Charley Pride. You can argue that Pride’s style of very smooth pop country is not the most influential today and maybe it

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