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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 that the “Dems lost three elections in a row because they were too liberal and so had […]

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. Yo

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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 Richard M. Nixon, died March 30 at his daughter’s home in Fairfax County, Va. He was 90. His son Thomas P. Liddy confirmed the death […]

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.

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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. But that’s not really his fault. He was the head of SEIU when that was one of the only unions putting […]
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Hank Aaron, RIP

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On January 22, 2021
The baseball Hall of Famer apocalypse continues with one of the true all time greats. Aaron had to put up with so much shit for breaking Babe Ruth’s record. The man had no reason to be all class all the time. But he was all class.

Margo St. James, RIP

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On January 21, 2021

The issue of sex work is complicated one, but the absolute principle needs to be that sex workers have rights and those rights need to be respected. But if your work is criminalized, you have no right

Adelson

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On January 12, 2021

Try to hold back your tears on this sad, sad day. Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87 from complications relating to his treatment for lymphoma. Adelson is a major Republic donor and casino entr

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