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Jackson on Sanders

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On February 25, 2020
Much of Bernie Sanders’ appeal to his base is his embrace of the label of socialism. And I really appreciate him bringing it back into the American mainstream. Whether it is politically expedient for a man who is nothing more than a New Deal liberal to call himself a socialist is another question. But redbaiting […]

Music Notes

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On January 25, 2020

Haven’t had a good music notes post in a very long time. Still in my concert drought, but that will be ending soon. With new albums on the way from Drive-By Truckers, John Moreland, and Waxahatc

Cuba Notes

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On January 15, 2020

My 10 days in Cuba were pretty incredible to say the least. The thing about traveling to Cuba under the current rules is that thanks to the Helms-Burton Act (damn Bill Clinton for signing that monstro

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Cuba!

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On January 2, 2020
Blogging will probably be extremely light from me for the next 10 days as I am taking students to Cuba starting tomorrow. Obviously my goal here is summed up here: Friends, am I going to be converting are good white Christian Americans into raging revolutionaries committed to all the isms? You know I am! In […]
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Castro: It’s Complicated!

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On November 26, 2016
This morning has seen all the Twitter SCORCHING HOT TAKES on Fidel Castro, especially from liberals dying to replay the Cold War. At a time when their own nation has just put a fascist in office despite losing by more than 2 million votes, it’s very, very important for some people to demonize Castro for […]

History of Slavery

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On January 17, 2016

A couple of articles on the history of world slavery that may pique your interest on a Sunday morning. First, here’s a really interesting photo essay on African slaves in Iran in the late 19th a

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Diplomatic Ties

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On May 21, 2015
One of the most underrated parts of Obama’s legacy is going to be moving as far as he can to end the United States’ idiotic and utterly failed policy toward Cuba and restoring diplomatic ties with the nation. It would be all too logical for Congress to end the embargo officially. But given that logic […]
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