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“Build Back Better”

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In 2020 Election
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On August 21, 2020
Let me start with the punchline: Biden’s speech laid out the case that the United States is in a moment comparable to 1932, but with the fascists in charge. He called, in essence, for a New New Deal and a New Civil Rights Era. Our crisis is severe. It requires transformative change, and we must […]

Denounce! Renounce! Etc.

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In Uncategorized
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On June 23, 2009
In trying to break down the “Obama Should Denounce!” crowd into some subsets, I came up with the following five groups: Obama is being quiet because he thinks that US intervention would cause the situation in Iran to deteriorate; he’s wrong about that. Obama is being quiet because he thinks that the US can still […]

I’m Duly Impressed…

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On January 13, 2009

The Provost at UK has launched a “War on Attrition”, designed to mobilize faculty around the goal of keeping economically marginal students in school during the recession. In spite of my g

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