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Stockwell

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On November 11, 2021
We should remember the wonderful if bizarre career of Dean Stockwell now that he has passed on from the planet. He was great in so much. When he did Quantum Leap, the quality of television was pretty much a joke. But that show was one of the first to really take the medium toward being […]

Powell

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On October 18, 2021

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19. One of the most unjustly lauded individuals in early twenty-first century America, an honest portrayal of Powell’s legacy turns out starkly negative. From his sign

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Norm

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On September 14, 2021
Well, this sucks: Norm Macdonald, whose laconic delivery of sharp and incisive observations made him one of Saturday Night Live‘s most influential and beloved cast members, died today after a nine-year private battle with cancer. He was 61. Macdonald’s death was announced to Deadline by his management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The comedian’s longtime producing partner […]
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Ed Asner

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On August 31, 2021
We lost Ed Asner a couple of days ago. John Nichols reminds us that not only was he an iconic actor, but also a great socialist with a huge heart. A self-proclaimed “old-time lefty,” he proudly embraced the label “socialist” at a time when many of the most radical people in public life avoided it. […]

James Loewen, RIP

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On August 20, 2021

James Loewen has died. No scholar has done more to challenge conventional narratives of history and open people’s eyes to alternative visions of the past outside of lauding the rich and white an

Bowden

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On August 8, 2021

Bobby Bowden is dead. The winningest coach in elite college football history not to knowingly keep on his defensive coordinator after he discovered said coordinator was raping small boys in the locker

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Carl Levin, RIP

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On July 30, 2021
One of the true liberal lions of the last 40 years has died. There were issues that Levin didn’t do the right thing on that got attention here. But for the most part, Levin was a real leader on progressive measures over the years, not a super loud senator and not a guy seeking the […]

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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