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The GM Strike Rolls On

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On September 19, 2019
The UAW’s strike against General Motors continues with no end in sight. This has made me briefly relevant, so here are a few thoughts. First, something that has nothing to do with me. The great labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein tweeted this out: This is the moment the Bernie campaign should urge its own supporters and […]

Today in NPR

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On July 27, 2019

NPR is The Worst. I’ve discussed this before, including recently. Here is another reason why. Kim Kelly is one of our most outstanding labor journalists. She’s also a long-time writer on m

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Our Worthless Media

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On July 17, 2019
I really, really hate NPR. I think it is almost uniformly terrible, at least the political coverage. If they held their political coverage up to the high standards of their cultural stories, I’d feel differently. But it is completely unlistenable. This actually causes some marital tension, as my wife loves it for reasons I can’t […]

NPR: Unionbuster

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On November 6, 2014

Our valued commenter Bruce Vail has an important piece at In These Times on the Baltimore NPR station hiring a notorious unionbusting firm to ensure its workers do not have a voice Jonathan Rogers, Ch

Even the “Liberal” NPR

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On April 1, 2014
The new UN Climate Report was damning, noting the near-certainly of catastrophic climate change that will affect everything on the planet. So of course NPR would report on it by interviewing the single scientist who refused to sign on to the final summary because it was too depressing. No doubt this will really focus the […]

To Be or Not to Be

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On December 15, 2007

Last night, after I finished my exam and my brain had oozed out of my ears and then been reconstituted, I listened to a recent “This American Life” that KMZ recommended. The hour-long show

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