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Travels with Erik

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On May 7, 2015
I might as well start a travel series here. I am on the road a lot. And I see a lot of weird things. And sometimes I visit weird things intentionally. I am presently in a small Pennsylvania town who’s identity will remain anonymous, largely because why should my wife, who works here, be subjected […]

A General Strike in Philadelphia?

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On October 15, 2014
One story I was unable to talk about after my computer theft earlier this month was the Philadelphia School Reform Commission cancelling the contract with the city’s teachers unilaterally. It was a classic move by the anti-union appointees of Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett and part of the reason he is on the way out. What’s […]

Centralia

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On January 16, 2013
If you live a city named Centralia, I recommend moving with all due speed before something terrible happens. Exhibit A: Centralia, Washington, home of the Centralia Massacre of 1919. Exhibit B: Centralia, Illinois, home of the Centralia mine disaster of 1947. Exhibit C: Centralia, Missouri, home of another Centralia Massacre, this time during the Civil […]

Pittsburgh, 1940

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On June 4, 2012

In 1941, Pittsburgh passed a smoke control ordinance. Retronaut has a good collection of photographs suggesting why it was needed. Of course, this is also the Republican vision for our future air qual

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