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A Few Words on Bob Moses

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On July 26, 2021
I was at the Newport Folk Festival when I heard that Bob Moses had died. As I will discuss in this weekend’s Music Notes post, this was a festival heavily dedicated to Black artists. No one mentioned Moses, but somehow it seemed like a fitting time and place to hear about this, even though it […]

Kathy Andrade, RIP

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On July 22, 2021

For a century, the American labor movement, taken as a whole, was anti-immigrant, based in part on racism and based in part on the fear of new workers undermining whatever they had won. From Sam Gompe

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Burn in Hell

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On May 29, 2021
Hey, Foster Friess is dead. One of the biggest scumbags of recent decades, few did more to bring fascism to the United States than this billionaire wannabe cowboy from Wisconsin turned Wyoming Big Hat Guy who was more invested in people seeing him as the savior of right-wing values than in anything else. Friess was […]

Walter Mondale, RIP

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On April 19, 2021

Whenever I think of Mondale, which I admit is not really all that often, I wonder what could have been had a solid liberal like him had actually been able to defeat Reagan in 1984. I remain determined

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Ramsey Clark, RIP

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On April 10, 2021
Ramsey Clark has died. One of the most remarkable figures of the late twentieth century, he was a man dedicated to doing what he thought was right and did not concern himself with the consequences. You can disagree with him defending Saddam Hussein and other bad guys if you want, but unless we don’t agree […]

Burn in Hell

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On March 30, 2021

Good. G. Gordon Liddy, the undercover operative whose bungling of the Watergate break-in triggered one of the gravest constitutional crises in American history and led to the resignation of President

Karen Lewis, RIP

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On February 8, 2021

Karen Lewis, the amazing head of the Chicago Teachers Union who took on Rahm Emanuel and inspired a new generation of teacher militancy, has died. Former teachers union President Karen Lewis has died.

John Sweeney, RIP

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On February 2, 2021

John Sweeney, who ran an upstart campaign in 1995 to take over the AFL-CIO presidency and revive the labor movement, has died. Sweeney in the end was never the transformative figure some had hoped. Bu

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