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On April 1, 1951, members of the Textile Workers Union of America struck the Dan River Mills in Virginia, part of an attempt to organize the southern textile mills. This failed strike demonstrated the limited power of unions in the South and how northern leadership with little understanding of the region could undermine the limited […]
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The Virginia Elections

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On November 3, 2019
We haven’t heard much about these critical Virginia elections this week, mostly because there’s no governor race (too bad because sweeping those clowns from the state’s top offices would be good for everyone). Given how close Democrats are to taking the state legislature, I hope everyone a) realizes that you have to show up to […]
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Turning Addicts Into Slaves

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On April 13, 2019
The poorly named Wise County, Virginia has a novel solution to its opioid problem. Since it doesn’t want to do anything to help these people and doesn’t want to pay to put them in prison, it forces them to do free labor for the county instead. If you spend time in Wise County in the […]
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This is the graveyard at Jamestown Colony. Jamestown was a complete disaster in its early years. See, all the European colonial incursions faced a problem: there wasn’t very many of them and they violently demanded that Native people work for them for free. When those Native people got sick of being killed, it put the […]

Suck It Racists

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On November 7, 2017

Ed Gillespie can die in a fire. NBC calls #VAGOV for Ralph Northam. Looking like solid win tonight for VA Dems across the board. — Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) November 8, 2017 Democrats a

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