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Once again, capital mobility is the biggest threat to modern labor.* Companies already outsourced much work from the United States, contributing to the decline of unions, the split between labor and environmentalists, the end of steady work, the corporate domination over American politics, Gilded Age levels of income inequality, and the rapid decline of working-class […]

Hurricane Season

On November 7, 2013

Well, the US avoided any hurricanes this year so maybe things are going OK in the weather world, right? Oh dear. Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines at 4am local time today with winds near 195 mp

One of my favorite things about American racism is that the nation’s commitment to white supremacy has both encouraged imperialist wars of conquest and then horrifying the racial sensitivities of Americans to their results. In 1846, the U.S. went to war with Mexico for no justifiable reason (unless you think expanding the nation’s slave empire […]

Cory Aquino

On August 1, 2009

Rest in peace. I had the good fortune to meet President Aquino twice, once in 1996 and once in 1997. At the first meeting I was running the media equipment for her meeting with the University of Orego

The Philippine Analogy

On July 28, 2009

Ross Douthat gets the ball rolling: These twists and turns make Iraq look less like either Vietnam or World War II — the analogies that politicians and pundits keep closest at hand — and more like

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