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Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is largely irrelevant when it comes to issues of work. He was always a horrible right-wing hack on these questions. He peppered the oral arguments to Janus with clearly relevant constitutional statements about unions costing taxpayers too much. I missed the part of the Constitution where that was laid out I guess. […]

The Small Victories

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On July 17, 2018

At a terrible time like this, we have to remember that the courts can actually do the right thing from time to time and we have to hold onto the small victories and take some heart from them. In-N-Out

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It’s remarkable to me that basically no one cares about the lives of the people involved in producing our meat. I went into this in some detail in Out of Sight, but compared to the other issues I raised in that book, it didn’t get much attention. These are people in our nation, in factories […]
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This is the grave of Clint Jencks. Born in 1918 in Colorado Springs, he graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. While there, he became attracted to leftist causes and embraced socialism. In fact, while a student activist, he was part of a group that attracted Eleanor Roosevelt’s attention. She managed for the group […]
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On June 15, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act into law. This law was directly targeted at leftist and labor organizations critical of the U.S. entering World War I, a sign of how, especially in an era of limited labor rights, even the slightest criticism of American policy could be weaponized to suppress […]
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